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A wool quilt is made from natural fibres. These fibres require more care than other synthetic materials. Heat, harsh cleaning and agitation can cause woolen hair to curl and shrink, in addition to compressing the weave. Red wine stains are generally difficult to treat when they dry, so it's best to tackle them when they are fresh. This guide is designed to help you treat red wine stains on your wool quilt.
Assemble Your Stain Cleaning Ingredients
To remove red wine stains from your wool quilt, you will need white vinegar because it acts as an effective cleaning agent. White vinegar contains acetic acid, which is effective for tackling stains and killing bacteria on surfaces. Vinegar is generally safe to use on most materials, including your wool quilt. You will also need a clean lint-free cloth and salt. These natural ingredients should already be available in your home because they have a variety of uses.
Apply Salt On The Red Wine Stain
If you spill red wine on your wool quilt, sprinkle some salt over it immediately. Salt usually works by absorbing the moisture and red colour from the wine stain. This will considerably lighten the stain. Scoop the salt away once it has absorbed as much of the red wine as possible. You can use a vacuum cleaner to remove the salt from the stained surface.
Pour Vinegar Over The Stain
Once the salt is removed, apply some vinegar to the stained surface. Let the vinegar rest for a couple of minutes on the stain. Use a white lint-free cloth to blot the stain gently. Avoid rubbing the stain abrasively because this action can cause the stain to spread on your wool quilt. Follow up this blotting process with a dry towel. The vinegar application should remove as much of the stain as possible.
Dry Clean The Quilt
Wool is a natural fibre, so putting it in a washing machine can cause the fibres to shrink. A wool quilt generally needs dry cleaning to prevent shrinking and compression of the fibres. Ideally, once you have removed most of the fresh red wine stain, you should send your wool quilt for dry cleaning to remove any excessive deposits or other residue from the quilt surface. Dry cleaning will keep your wool quilt clean and will extend its lifespan considerably.
Follow these steps to treat red wine stains on your wool quilt to keep it in pristine condition for as long as possible. For more information on the care and keeping of your wool quilt, contact a company like Luxor Linen.Share