I am happy to announce that after more than a year in the making, and much trial and error, my wine remover is finally ready to debut. This stain remover is also effective on coffee, ink, grass stains, and more.
Using only 3 ingredients, this product can deal with tough tannin stains like wine, coffee, and tea. It is also proven to work on blood spots, fruit punch and sports drinks. But, it is gentle enough to use on vintage table coverings or carpets.
In the video, I demonstrate on a fresh wine stain, but older stains may be treated effectively as well. You may have to attempt the process more than once depending on the age of the stain. You will also notice that I use a light brushing technique with an old toothbrush, and a tapping motion as well. The light brushing motion is to work the stain remover into the fabric, and the tapping motion is to lift the wine out of the garment.
If the wine happens to spill on a carpet, apply the same technique as in the video. However, you may need a towel to absorb as much of the wine as possible (depending on the amount spilled), prior to spraying the wine remover on the affected area. A little bit of water may also be needed to act as a neutralizer for the wine remover (much like the washing machine for other garments) once you are happy with the results. A hair dryer can be used to dry the area when you are finished.
What the video does not show affectively is that there is about a 10-15 minute waiting period to let the stain remover work into the fibers prior to washing. Wash item as you normally would, but before placing it in the dryer, check the stain to make sure it is gone before placing it in the dryer. If the stain remains, simply repeat the spotting process demonstrated in the video above. Be cautious of putting a garment in the dryer that still has the stain remaining, as the heat from the dryer may set the stain permanently.
The 3 simple ingredients in this wine remover are all natural and sustainable products derived from plants, the earth and water. That is it. I came up with this,combination of products by using the old world idea of utilizing what is readily available and all natural. I feel like we have gotten away from using all natural ingredients over time by using cheap, artificial fillers like colorings and heavy fragrance to make the products more appealing, and last longer.
This product and all my other all natural products for your laundry needs can be found at my Etsy shop, ChasingshadowsGoods.