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How To Remove Red Wine Stains With Hydrogen Peroxide

Fall is here and in full swing. Just around the corner will be holiday parties and family gatherings. These are all times we look forward to, but it seems like without fail you or someone you know will spill some red wine on an article of clothing at one of these types of gatherings. How you treat the stain immediately will determine whether you can completely remove the stain.

One tried and true stain removal tip is hydrogen peroxide. You have to be careful with certain fabrics to make sure the hydrogen peroxide does not ruin the fabric or remove the clothing's color, so it may be best to spot test the peroxide before treating the stain.

How to use hydrogen peroxide to remove a red wine stain

  1. Combine equal parts soap, preferably a liquid detergent like Dawn, and hydrogen peroxide in a bowl.
  2. Soak the stain in the soap/peroxide solution by either pouring it on the stain or use a sponge to apply the solution.
  3. Let the stain pre-soak for one minute.
  4. After one minute, gently blot the stain to help remove the discoloration. Continue to blot until the stain can no longer be seen.
  5. After the stain is removed, the garment can be laundered as usual. Being sure to follow instructions for care on the garment.

If you are not sure if the stain can be removed or that hydrogen peroxide might damage your garment, professional treatment by a dry cleaner might be necessary. Mark Pressed4Time has the ability to remove most stains without damaging your clothing.

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Red Wine Glassimage credit: rogersmj on flickr

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 written by Mark Pressed4Time
Tags:  Christmas, Clothing Stain, Dawn, Dawn Dish Soap, dry cleaning tips, fabric, Fall, Garment, Halloween, Holiday Parties, Holidays, Hydrogen Peroxide, red wine, Red Wine Stain, Stain removal tips, Thankgiving
Categories:  Dry Cleaning, Dry Cleaning Tips, Wedding Gown Preservation