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Red wine stain help!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Can anyone help please? Our Christmas casualty was one of my new cream seated dining chairs, red wine accidentally spilt on it. We tried putting white wine on it and it did help a bit but the stain still shows through! Is there anything else we can try?
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  • frankyfranky Forumite
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    what type of material is on the chairs ?
  • frankyfranky Forumite
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    if they are removable this method is fab
    mix equal amount hydrogen peroxide with washing up liquid or a liquid for clothes washing
    dab on stain
    watch stain fade
    then put in washer immediately and wash
  • catzninecatznine Forumite
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    Thanks for that but I'm afraid that the covers are not removable! they are made from 54% polyester, 27% acrylic and 19% viscose (yes I did go and turn the chair upside down! lol) it's a kind of cream brocade material.

    I am kicking myself for not having them stain resistant treated but that would have cost a lot more.
    Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.

    Jan grocery challenge £35.77/£120
  • Hi Catznine

    I'm afraid I don't have a top tip to solve this problem. Have you considered going back to the shop you bought the chairs from? They might have some tips. Or if the chair is very damaged and you bought it via credit card, maybe there is some redress that way. Or maybe via household insurance? If all else fails maybe the shop would be able to get some fabric and you have this one chair recovered?

    I do hope a much cheaper and easier answer finds it way to you though.

    I had a similarly frustrating problem recently...had a beautiful and extremely expensive tile floor laid in my kitchen...cost a bomb...but the day after it was finished I dropped a mug on it (nice expensive Denby one of course) which smashed to smithereens, leaving a white chip in a prominent place in my floor. I try not to look at it, but it's hard to miss. I do understand how annoying the wine stain must be to you.
  • catzninecatznine Forumite
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    Sorry not been online for a while as 20 yr old daughter has gone done with mumps!! :o:o:o She had her MMR at 4 yrs old in 1988 before she started school but we were not advised that she needed a top up. She is in a great deal of pain right now. It is not good to have this as an adult.

    It seems there is an epidemic in the universities at the moment as children born between 1982 and 1990 might not have sufficient immunity!

    A stain on my chair seems pretty unimportant now :-[
    Oh and I bought chairs from Courts who I believe are no longer trading (says it all really). But after what has happened in Asia on boxing day I do realise how lucky we are, my prayers go out to all who are affected by this disaster.
    Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.

    Jan grocery challenge £35.77/£120
  • jenk_3jenk_3 Forumite
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    Can someone give me some ideas on how to get rid of a large red wine stain from my carpet please? Weve only just had this carpet laid following a dishwasher flood that meant all the carpets downstairs had to be replaced.

    Weve tried normal house hold cleaner but the stain is still very visable, any OS ideas?

    Thanks

    Emma
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  • Bogof_BabeBogof_Babe Forumite
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    How long has the stain been there? I assume it is dry by now, otherwise they say putting white wine on it can help.

    I find Shout detergent stain remover very good for purposes other than those on the bottle, so it might be worth a try spraying some of this on, leaving for a few minutes, and gently agitating it through the stain with a damp cloth.
    :D I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe :D

  • comping_catcomping_cat Forumite
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    This would be better for a fresh stain, but you can try it,
    blot with warm water or even soda water, then blot dry. if you havent already tried, use carpet shampoo and work well into the stain, rinsing with clear water. If there is any remaining stain, cover with a glycerine solution (half water, half glycerine) and leave for an hour. Sponge off with clear water and blot dry. If there is still a stain, you could try a little methylated spirit, rinsing well.
    Catherine x
  • I have looked all through the Indexes on here but can't seem to find anything which I'm suprised about, I must be looking in the wrong place!! :confused:

    I went to Paris for the weekend and managed to spill red wine down my brand new white top, I think it's a lycra material... It's dried now as I was too drunk to do anything with it at the time! Can anyone recommend how I can get the stain out?

    Thanks! :D
  • comping_catcomping_cat Forumite
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    Rince in warm water, then soak in borax or washing powder (strong solution) then launder as normal.
    Catherine x
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