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Removing wine stain from a white shirt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dan, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. dan

    dan Active Member

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    So I went to the Coldplay concert in Hollywood on Saturday and my drunk date spilt some red wine on my new white Theory shirt. Since we were in the middle of a concert, there was nothing I could really do at the time to take care of the stain. Once I got home, i soaked it in water and some club soda, but I'm unsure as of what to do next. Any ideas guys?
     
  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Well-Known Member

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    A good dry cleaner should be able to get it out, Dan...
     
  3. mbc

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    What material is the shirt made of?
     
  4. hermes

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    soaking it as soon as possible was the right thing to do

    as soon as possible, run water through the stain and rub salt into it (or club soda which also allegedly works) and then rinse and then let it soak in detergent for a good half hour to an hour and then wash it in cold water as soon after that as possible

    i've had red wine spills on shirts, on irish linen tableclothes, on pants, and i've always been successful in getting it out with the method stated above
     
  5. RIT Style Guy

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    A bit off topic, but if your date happens to spill red wine back at your place, say, on your carpet, the following method will always get it out.  I have tan carpets in my house and have removed every spill perfectly.
    1.  Get an old towel, windex, and a clothes iron
    2.  Spray the stained area generously with the windex. Other glass cleaners work too, but windex is generic enough.
    3.  Put the towel over the stain and iron the whole area with the steam on.
    4.  The stain should transfer into the towel, leaving the carpet spotless.
    Hope that is of some use.
    Kevin
     
  6. dan

    dan Active Member

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    100% cotton
     
  7. dan

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    unfortunately, this wasn't until at least 3 or 4 hours later... we stayed at the concert and went to a bar afterwards.
     
  8. LA Guy

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    Extensive blotting with club soda, followed by extensive soaking in cold water. Repeat as necessary. Incidentally, mishaps of this type are the reason I nearly never wear white shirts to concerts or clubs. Dark or patterned shirts hold their own considerably better. Dark brown is a particularly good bet.
     

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