How To Remove Red Wine From Your Dress Shirt

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One of the most common stains to remove from dress shirts is red wine. Don't panic when this happens to you, because there are simple solutions that you can do to save your shirt. The key to removing the stain is to act quickly. You can't waste time and let the stain set into the fabric, if that happens then you're almost guaranteed that the shirt will be ruined.

Begin by blotting the stain with a damp cloth to remove the excess liquids and prevent it from spreading. Do not rub, only blot. Rubbing will cause the stain to spread and can also result in fraying and the weakening of the fabric. Once you've done this initial step, you have a couple options on how to completely remove the stain. If you have access to white wine, pour white wine of the stain. The white wine will dilute the red color, making it easier to remove by a simple wash. If white wine isn't available, try club soda. Wet a cloth with club soda and damp the stained area until it disappears. Another method that you can use to remove red wine stains from your dress shirt is to mix one teaspoon of laundry detergent and one cup of hydrogen peroxide. Begin to blot the stain until it disappears and then put it in the washer like normal.

One thing to make sure you do when using other liquids to remove the red wine stain is to place something behind the stain so that it doesn't bleed through the other side. You can also use talcum powder or cornstarch to sprinkle over the stain. The powder will absorb the stain. Another important thing to remember is not to iron the dress shirt or put it in the dryer until you are sure the stain is gone. If it isn't, the dryer or iron will make the stain permanent. Dress Shirts: Shop Online.