How to Remove Wine Stains With OxiClean

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Things You'll Need

  • Cloth

  • OxiClean powder

  • Water

  • Laundry detergent

Tip

Add the detergent and the OxiClean powder to the wash before adding the clothing, but after turning on the water. It doesn't matter what water temperature you use to mix with the powder.

Warning

OxiClean should not be used on wool, wool blends, silk, silk blends, leather or fabrics labeled "dry clean only" according to the product's maker.

Wine stains can be tricky to remove due to the tannin content. Especially concerning red wines, even if you sop up all of the excess wine right after the spill occurs, there are still visible signs of staining. OxiClean is a laundry booster and stain remover comprised of washing soda, also known as soda ash, sodium percarbonate and other proprietary ingredients known only to the makers. OxiClean is effective in removing wine stains from fabrics.

Treating Clothing

Step 1

Blot off any excess wine with a dry cloth.

Step 2

Mix the OxiClean powder with water according to the ratio on the side of your container of OxiClean. Mix up no more than you will need for this particular pretreating session. After water is added, the OxiClean solution will only be effective for six hours.

Step 3

Apply the OxiClean solution to the stain and allow it to sit for five to 10 minutes.

Step 4

Add the garment to the regular wash along with laundry detergent and a scoop of OxiClean.

Treating Carpet

Step 1

Blot any excess wine with a dry cloth.

Step 2

Mix the OxiClean powder with water according to the ratio on the side of your container of OxiClean

Step 3

Apply the OxiClean and water mixture to the carpet and allow it to sit for one to five minutes.

Step 4

Blot up the stain and the OxiClean solution with a dry cloth. Repeat as necessary until the stain is completely removed.

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Antonia Sorin

Antonia Sorin started writing in 2004. She is an independent writer, filmmaker and motion graphics designer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has completed work for the Long Leaf Opera Company, the former Exploris Museum and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She graduated from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in communications.