How to Remove a Red Wine Stain From Dry Cleaning

Spilling red wine on a dry-clean-only item of clothing doesn’t have to mean the end of your favorite dress or jacket. Watch this video to learn how to get a head start on dissolving the stain, before dropping the item at the dry cleaner.

What You Need

  1. Check water
  2. Check oil-based solvent
  3. Check cotton swabs
  4. Check vinegar
  5. Check water
  6. Check dry cloth
  7. Check stained item

Follow These Steps

  1. Dab on an oil solvent like Carbona

    Use a cotton swab to dab an oil-based solvent onto the stain as soon as possible. Don’t rub. Let dry.

  2. Remove residue

    With a dry cloth, gently remove any residue from the stain area.

  3. Dab with diluted vinegar

    Make a solution of one part vinegar and two parts water. Dab solution onto spot with a cotton swab.

  4. Dab with cold water

    Using a clean cotton swab, dab the area with cool water. Send item to the dry cleaner.