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How do you remove red wine stains on clothing?

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According to How to Clean Stuff, red wine stains on clothing can be removed using solutions that include salt, white wine, stain removers, boiling water, baking soda, club soda and talcum powder.

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How do you remove red wine stains on clothing?
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To remove red wine on clothing, one needs to follow the following steps. First, attack the stain by flushing it with cold water, then blot the affected area using a clean piece of cloth to soak up any red wine left. Pour salt on the fabric, and let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse while rubbing the stained spot, but do not scrub to avoid damaging and staining your clothing further. If the salt does not work, use white wine instead, and repeat the same procedure. Solutions like club soda, baking soda, talcum power and boiling water can also be used as an alternative if a red wine stain fails to come off.

Stain removers such as sticks, gels or sprays are recommended for removing old red wine stains that prove difficult to remove with other methods. Like the previous process, blot the stained area with a stain remover, and let the solution sit for few minutes. Rinse the affected spot by blotting using a clean, damp piece of cloth or towel, then wash the clothing with cold water and normal detergent to remove any remaining residue. If your clothing is made up of delicate fabrics, then consult a professional cleaner for further instructions.

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