How To: Remove a red wine stain from a dry clean only item

Remove a red wine stain from a dry clean only item

Did you spill red wine on a dry clean only item? Spilling red wine on a dry-clean-only item of clothing doesn't have to mean the end of your favorite dress or jacket. Here's how to get a head start on dissolving the stain, before dropping the item at the dry cleaner. Learn how to remove a red wine stain with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE.

What You Need
Water, oil-based solvent, cotton swabs, vinegar, water, dry cloth, stained item

Follow These Four Easy Steps

How To: Remove a Red Wine Stain From Dry Cleaning Step 1
Dab on an oil solvent like Carbona
Use a cotton swab to dab an oil-based solvent onto the stain as soon as possible. Don't rub. Let dry.

How To: Remove a Red Wine Stain From Dry Cleaning Step 2
Remove residue
With a dry cloth, gently remove any residue from the stain area.

How To: Remove a Red Wine Stain From Dry Cleaning Step 3
Dab with diluted vinegar
Make a solution of one part vinegar and two parts water. Dab solution onto spot with a cotton swab.

How To: Remove a Red Wine Stain From Dry Cleaning Step 4
Dab with cold water
Using a clean cotton swab, dab the area with cool water. Send item to the dry cleaner.

Remove a red wine stain from a dry clean only item

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