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How to Remove Rose and Red Wine Stains


Burlap, Silk and Wool

Follow these steps to remove rose and red wine stains from Burlap, Silk and Wool:

  • Be sure to remove the sugar residue or it will cause a permanent stain.
  • Blot up the excess wine.
  • Sponge the stain with water and apply a wet spotter and a few drops of white vinegar.
  • Cover with an absorbent pad dampened with wet spotter and let it stand as long as any stain is being removed. Change the pad as it picks up the stain.
  • Keep the pad and stain moist with wet spotter and vinegar.
  • Flush with water and repeat until no more stain is being lifted.

If any stain does remain:

  • Sponge with rubbing alcohol and cover with an absorbent pad dampened with alcohol.
  • Let it remain as long as any stain is being lifted.
  • Change the pad as it picks up the stain and keep both the stain and pad moist with alcohol.
  • Flush thoroughly with water.

For stubborn or old stains:

  • Try moistening the area with a solution of 1 teaspoon liquid laundry detergent safe for silk or wool and 1 cup warm water.
  • Cover with an absorbent pad dipped in the solution and wrung nearly dry.
  • Let it stand for 30 minutes, adding enough solution to keep the area warm and barely moist.
  • When stain is removed, flush thoroughly with water and allow to dry.