removing red wine stains

cearabJune 16, 2008

I'm not usually a red wine drinker, but I had a glass last night and accidently spilled a decent amount on a cotton knit blouse. I soaked it overnight with some Dawn, and the stain is lighter, but still quite large. Since I've never spilled red wine before, I'm not sure what the proper cleaning method is. I searched the forum and nothing came up. If you have some suggestions, they would be most appreciated. Thanks.

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hydrogen peroxide will take it out. If you don't have any, use Windex. Spray, blot, repeat, until the stain is gone. Then wash normally.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2008 at 11:23AM
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I usually soak my red wine spills in 1 cup of Cascade electric dishwasher detergent and 1 cup of laundry detergent in the lowest setting of hot water in the machine overnight. Run the load in the morning. once usually takes it out. If you must use cold water, give it a try, but be sure to dissolve the soaps in the water well before turning off the machine to soak the blouse overnight. Don't put it in the dryer till you have all the stain out.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2008 at 3:02PM
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My mother's mantra for cleaning fruit juice stains (including wine) was "boiling water, poured from a height." I can remember one of the post-holiday meal rituals was checking the white lace tablecloth for wine stains, and if there were we would fill the tea kettle, boil water, hold the affected area of the tablecloth over the sink and pour the boiling water through the fabric. It's best to do this when the stain is fresh. It works.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 1:38AM
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I've had good luck with Woolite carpet cleaning foam on clothing stained with red wine, spaghetti sauce, other red stains. But I've been told for blood the cleaning solution must be cold.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 5:50AM
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