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Removing red wine stains from white and colors

We all love a good glass of wine. However, we also know that wine spill accidents do happen and that’s never fun. Wine can be one of the most challenging stains to get out of clothes and fabrics. Whether it is a new stain or a dried, set-in stain, follow the steps below to remove tough stains like wine from both colored and white clothing.

One
Blot
Blot with a paper towel or clean cloth to remove excess wine.

Two
Pre-Treat

For both colored and white clothing, pour Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster directly onto the wine-stained area and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, making sure not to let it dry. The stain should begin to disappear immediately and the majority of the stain will be gone in the first few minutes.

For larger stains or stains that cover an entire piece of clothing or fabric, soak the wine-stained areas in 1 quart of water mixed with 1 full cup of Clorox 2® for up to 60 minutes. Stains will begin to disappear for both new and set-in stains.

Three
Wash

For colored clothing and fabrics, set your washer to the hottest recommended water setting and add both detergent and Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster into the laundry basin or detergent dispensing tray. Clorox 2® helps remove stains and odors through the wash while making both colored and white clothing brighter and cleaner. Always be sure to follow the instructions on your garment’s care label.

For white clothing and fabrics, set your washer to the hottest recommended water setting and add both detergent and Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX®. Always be sure to follow the instructions on your garment’s care label.

Carefully inspect to confirm the stain is gone before machine drying.


Tip
Try adding salt during the blotting process to absorb the stain. Let salt sit for 2–3 mins before rinsing and rubbing with fingers.

Removing wine stains from surfaces

One
Remove
Remove excess wine.
Two
Spray
To clean and disinfect: Spray Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner + Bleach 4–6 inches from surface until thoroughly wet. Wait 30 seconds.
Three
Rinse
Rinse or wipe clean. Cheers!

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