Cleaning Red Wine Stains Out of Your Clothing in Your Gainesville Apartment
Many people enjoy red wine with their dinner. Unfortunately, a poorly timed laugh, accidental bump, or moment of clumsiness while you’re drinking it can leave wine on your clothes rather than in your mouth. Red wine stains can be very difficult to remove if left to sit, but taking the proper steps quickly can help remove them fast.
Some of the things you’ll need in your Gainesville apartment to remove your stain include:
- Laundry detergent or dish soap
- A clean sponge
- Plain white paper towels
- Hydrogen peroxide
The first thing to do is to immediately blot the stain with a paper towel to soak up as much liquid as possible without forcing it into the fabric. Next, check to see if the stained item is dry-clean only. If it is, get it to your dry cleaner as quickly as possible and avoid any more pretreatment. If it’s safe to wash at home, however, remove the garment and place several layers of paper towels behind the stain to prevent it from bleeding through. Mix together 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon or two of the detergent or soap. Soak the sponge in this solution and squeeze it till it’s just damp. Find a small hidden part of the garment and blot a small test patch to ensure the mixture won’t damage the fabric. If the test spot is undamaged, gently blot the mixture on the stain until it fades. Finally, wash the clothing as indicated by its tag to fully remove the stain.
With apartments that have full-sized laundry hook ups, Bellamay Grand makes it easy for resident to have washers and dryers within immediate reach. For more information on our available Gainesville apartment units, contact our office today.