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.

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

  • water
  • oil-based solvent
  • cotton swabs
  • vinegar
  • water
  • dry cloth
  • 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.

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