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How to Remove Red Wine Stains From Silk

how-to-remove-red-wine-stains-from-silkDon't Let One Spill Ruin Your Favorite Dress!

Imagine a night out with the one you love. Walking hand-in-hand on the sand just outside that great beach side restaurant you love.  Bare feet, a breeze wafting by. The vision is complete with a glass of red wine, which sets the mood for the evening. A gust of wind and a flip of your hand and, well, tht was your favorite silk dress!  My guess that situation is what brought you here, a panicky online search on "How to remove red wine stains from silk."

Removing Red Wine Stains from Silk

The instructions to successful red wine stain removal are as follows:

  • Ensure removal of sugar remains to avoid a permanent stain.
  • Absorb the stain with the help of water and apply some droplets of vinegar at the spot.
  • The spot of the stain should be covered by a pad, used as absorbent, so as it helps to suck out any leftovers of the stain until it is completely gone. Pad should be changed after it sucks the maximum amount.
  • The pad must remain wet with the help of vinegar and a wet spotter.
  • Repeatedly cleanse with the help of water until there is no more needed.

This process usually results in the removal of stains from silk. If it does not work as expected, then some further steps are useful:

  • Dampen the pad with alcohol and rub over the spot.
  • Cover the spot with the same pad.
  • Cleanse with water thoroughly.

Hopefully this process has gotten the stain out. Still, there are stains that are pesky enough to survive. To effectly remove red wines stains from silk, either from an older garment, or because the stain is dried and old, you may require additional steps.

How to Remove a Dried Stain

  • Dampen a pad with a solution of a teaspoon of detergent (something gentle for silk) blended with a cup of warm water.
  • Cover the stain with the pad for a minute or half.
  • Enough solution should be added over time to keep it warm and somewhat damp.
  • Once the stain is removed, the cloth should be flushed thoroughly with the water and left to dry.

By the last step, there should be no more red wine stain.