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Red Wine on a Silk Satin Wedding Gown

silk satin wine This may be every brides worst nightmare – somebody spilled red wine on the front of this silk satin wedding gown. The wine spill is a bit difficult to see in the picture so I put a light box around the affected area in the before picture. The wine spot was definitely visible in person.
We worked our magic on this gown and we were able to remove all traces of the wine from this wedding gown.  We used several gentle wedding gown baths followed by traditional dry cleaning to make this wedding gown look as good as new.


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  1. Stain Rx is the best stain remover out there. I have been using it on red wine stains since 1969. Just touch it to red wine, iodine, berries (INCLUDING POMEGRANATE), fruit punch, cranberry juice, and the stains disappear in a second. Stains such as mascara, lipstick, blood, balsamic vinegar, vanilla extract and others come out with a little massaging and rinsing. Soak your diamond, gold and platinum jewelry in it for 20 minutes to overnight, you won’t believe it!
    By the way, the University of California – Davis did a study on red wine stain removal and the #1, ready to use winner was Stain Rx (a.k.a. Erado-Sol). It killed Wine Away which is available everywhere. Go to to see what else it does.
    As far as carpeting and upholstery:
    I use Stain Rx on carpeting and upholstery all the time and have the method down.
    First, I vacuum the entire carpet or piece of upholstery being treated. Then I clean the entire carpet or upholstery with my Hoover Steam-Vac, a carpet shampooer is at least as good, plus, I ONLY use warm water – no detergent at all. The Hoover sprays in water and vacuums it out. For the carpet I use the Steam-Vac and on upholstery I use the Steam-Vac attachments to do this. While the carpet or upholstery is still wet from this step, do the following;
    Depending on the size of the stain, put a “dot” of Stain Rx on your fingertip and rub out one stain at a time. After treating a stain, remove all of the soapy residue from that area using the instructions below and go on to the next stain.
    HERE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART: You have to remove all of the soapy residue using the attachments from the Steam-Vac, carpet shampooer or a wet/dry shop vacuum. RINSE OUT ALL OF THE SOAPY RESIDUE USING WATER AND THE VACUUM. If you leave Stain Rx in the area, dust will stick forming a gray spot in a few weeks. If this happens, just add water and remove all of the soapy residue.
    Let dry and marvel at the job you did.

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