dry clean red wine stains?

  1. Is it advisable to dry clean red wine stains? A white wool jacket got splashed with wine. I took it in the dry cleaners.... Do you think this was a good idea?
  2. I had red wine spilt all over my new white jeans when I was in Hollywood. I couldn't clean it for another couple of days until I got home. I thought for sure my jeans were DOA.

    When I got home I took my bleach (Javex with fibre guard or something like that, it doesn't hurt the fabric) and used a spoon and poured it on top of all the stains. I saw the stains disappear within 10 minutes. It turns purple around the outer edges of where the bleach ends but that washes out in the wash. Then I threw it in the washing machine.

    Was your jacket dry clean only? I sometimes wash my dry clean only items in the washing machine under the hand wash cycle in cold water and hang them to dry.

    If the dry cleaners can't get the stains out, then try what I did.

    p.s. don't wear your nice clothes when trying to bleach. I learned that the hard way.
  3. Thanks, caliprincess. :flowers:

    Yes, it was dry clean only. It's a wool blazer. Plus it has a crest sewn with gold metal threads....

    I can't figure out if that was a good idea. Some people said not to take red wine stains to the dry cleaner's....
  4. You'll find out soon enough if it was a good idea or not. I've heard that the best way to remove red wine stains is with white wine... Never had to try it.... (Yet!) :P
  5. I used a tide stain pen on my cream silk dress which had a some large red wine stains on it. It worked like a charm. Could not even tell it was there. I wore it again the next week, good as new!
  6. Let us know how it goes.
  7. Hope you coat comes back from the cleaners perfect! With wool, I am guessing it should be fine!!

    In the future though, Wine Away works on red wine like a charm. I always keep a little spray bottle with me if I know I am going to be drinking or around red wine.

    Amazon.com: Wine Away: Home & Garden
  8. I use soda water on red wine stains.