There are three common cures for a red wine spill: water, water and salt, and club soda. Figuring that a good host should know which of these works (if any), I decided to conduct an experiment in the Epi test kitchen. For guidance, I called Wayne Edelman, owner of in NYC and an expert in stain removing. ()
There's as a more effective stain remover than regular water. However, of the four methods I tried, this one worked the best in breaking down the wine's dyes. After pouring on club soda and letting it sit overnight, there was practically no trace of the stain left.
Oil or Grease:Â Place stain facedown on clean paper towel.Â Pre-treat underside of stain with generous amount of liquid laundry detergent or stain remover, rubbing stain gently.Â Rinse with hot water.Â Launder normally in hottest water possible.
Silk: is exceedingly temperamental. You can treat stains on silk with water, but rather than letting the wet spot dry on its own, rinse the whole garment thoroughly — otherwise you’ll get water spotting, nearly as bad as the original stain. Glycerin stain remover is also effective and neutral.
This unusual Ostrich leather handbag had some nasty dark stains caused by drinks being spilled on it. The Leather Stain Remover was used to remove the stain with superb results, completely removing the stain. The bag was then treated with our Leather Protection Cream in order to guard against future stains.
This black leather car seat had a stubborn white gloss paint stain. With a bit of care, elbow grease and the application of Leather Stain Remover, the stain was completely removed without damage to the leather.
The bolster of this leather car seat had sustained a significant amount of dye transfer staining from the driver entering and exiting the vehicle. Using Leather Stain Remover the dye transfer was removed from the leather without a trace, leaving the seat looking as good as new!