How to Get a Wine Stain Off of White Clothes

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Getting a wine stain off of white clothes isn't as impossible as people might lead you to believe. Get a wine stain off of white clothes with help from a dry cleaning professional in this free video clip.

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I'm Jerry Pozniak, managing director of Jeeves, Manhattan's foremost luxury dry cleaning brand. This is how to get wine stains off of white clothes. Say, you're at a party and you get a splash of red wine on something. What are you to do? Well, step one would be get a clean dry cloth and to blot as much of the stain off of the garment as possible. Step two, don't panic, that's really important there, don't panic. Step three would be to not to do some of the wives' tales that you may find on the Internet. That say to get out red wine, which would be to add white wine, which'd be vinegar or even seltzer or salt. All those things are not going to help you at all. Once you get the garment home and that would be step four, look at the garment care label. If the garment says, it's dry clean only, don't do anything more but bring it to a professional dry cleaner. Step five would be to pre-treat the stain prior to a wash. You can even use a hydrogen peroxide type bleach or an Oxi-Clean. After washing, take a look at the garment, if it needs to be redone, rewash it again. At that point remember, the most important thing about this is not to panic when you get that stain out and about. And these are the steps that will unable you to get the stain out carefully and safely. And if the garment says dry clean only, bring it to a dry cleaner. It's good to know what to do when you get a wine stain on white clothes when you're out and about. After listening to this, now you know the steps of what to do and what not to do, if that stain pops up on you. And remember, blot, don't rub.


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