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How To Remove Red Wine Stains With Common Household Products
Posted by Madeline Johnson, July 22, 2010 | 0 Comments
It happens. To some of us more often than others. The drip, the tip and the all out spill. Inevitably it seems to occur most often in the presence of all things white. And while it is unfortunate there is hope. The key to successfully removing a red wine stain is acting quickly. There are many commercially available products on the market but chances are, you have everything you need conveniently located right in the comfort of your home.
Whichever stain removal procedure you choose there are a few important rules to follow:
Blotting the stain is essential. You never want to rub the stain. This will penetrate the stain into the fabric further, deepening the stain and potentially harming the fibers of the fabric. Secondly, be sure to test any procedure on a small discrete area to be sure that the removal doesn't harm the fabric. Hydrogen peroxide for example acts as a bleaching agent and therefore may harm darker fabrics. Also, never apply heat to a stain (using an iron or dryer). Doing so will set the stain making it very difficult to remove. Lastly, when dealing with stains on clothing, check the label to see if it's dry clean only. If it is, don't attempt to remove the stain yourself. Take the garment to the dry cleaners as soon as possible.
Below is a list of various stain removal remedies using common household products:
1. Blot the stain immediately with paper towels. Combine 1 teaspoon laundry soap or dish soap and 1 cup hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl. Soak a clean sponge in the mixture, squeeze it halfway dry, then gently blot the stain. Place a dry towel or washcloth between the front and back of the garment if the stain has not penetrated through to the back of the fabric. This will prevent staining on the back of the material. Review the washing instructions on the label of the fabric. Heed any special care instructions. Wash in cool water and air dry if the fabric is machine-washable. Wash gently in the sink with a mild detergent if the fabric is hand-wash only.
2. Another red wine stain removal tip that works is to use club soda. This option is a great choice when dining out since you can find it in just about any restaurant. Simply moisten a clean cloth with the club soda and blot. Milk also works well for stains received at home or dining out. With the same method, blot the stain with a cloth moistened with milk. This works about 99% of the time, making a great red wine stain removal method.
For carpets and tablecloths:
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