Many of us love drinking red wine, but not so much wearing it! We at Laundry Zone know that it’s tough getting wine stains out of garments and linens, but we have the information you need to salvage the item and remove wine stains from your favorite clothes!
Firstly, protecting the surface or layers of
fabric that might be underneath the stained fabric is essential in order to prevent the stain from spreading. Then, always try to soak up the excess red wine from the stain immediately, by pressing a napkin or towel against the stained fabric. Remember to press, not rub, since by doing this, you could end up working the wine even further into the fabric.
Always keep the red wine stain damp until you are ready to treat it properly, since this will make it much easier to remove. Never use hot water to keep the stain damp, as this can set the stain further. Try, on the other hand, to soak it in cool water or soda water.
Afterwards, when you are ready to treat the stain, press salt against the dampened, stained area. Using salt is a great trick for many types of stains, since it absorbs the material and helps to lift the stain. Then, repeat soaking and blotting the stain, and as you go along, brush off the salt crystals to see how much of the stain is left.
The last step before washing your garment, is to apply some pre-treatment, a commercial stain remover, to the stain. This could also be replaced with a paste of baking soda and water. Now you are ready to wash as you normally would, on a 30 degree setting!
Removing wine stains can be difficult, but it is possible if you follow these steps! However, if you have any questions or need help removing wine stains from your clothing and linens, be sure to seek help from the experts at Laundry Zone! Stop by today, or contact us by calling 215-240-1858 or visit us online.