Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 108 Red Wine Stain

You know, this had to happen. Sooner or later. I do drink a lot of red wine, and when you mix that up with having running kids around, you're bound to sooner or later have it on your clothing.

We have just finished dinner, the kids were on high alert and my wine was in my hand, when a 4 year old boy, who shall remain nameless, ran straight into my hand and a quarter of the glass ended on my jeans, my shirt, the floor and the couch. The shirt I got clean just because I got it soaked immediately. My jeans I decided to leave on, but took a damp cloth and rubbed as much as I could, and nothing more. I didn't have spare clothing, so there wasn't much else I could do, besides it's not the end of the world. The wine stained my left inner thigh and my front right pocket area.

I am writing this post a week later, and I have to say, that if I asked you to show me where the two red wine stains were, you would not be able to find them. I am amazed that there's no stains. Sure the jeans are still dark and all of that raw denim colour stuff, but I know what red wine does to a white shirt. On this raw denim however, there's nothing. So perhaps in the future I'm not going to worry so much about the red wine.

If however you get red wine on your couch, then cover the whole area with salt. It pretty much cleans the stain out by absorbing all the liquid. Works pretty well.


  1. Red wine stains are not that scary. They can be very easily removed with white wine or white vinegar. There is no need of using expensive detergents. Use natural products and everything will be OK.

  2. Hi Carpet Cleaning London. Thanks for the help. As I wrote before, the problem we denim nerds have, especially with Raw Denim is that you cannot afford to get them wet. If you do they shrink before you have had the time to wear them in. Raw Denim and shrinking is the name of the game.

  3. Hm, so I just now noticed a quarter-sized red wine stain on my raw denim jeans... I can't believe I missed it, but it must be about 36 hours old. Any advice on removal? So far I've tried a few rounds of spot treatment (it's on the thigh) with white vinegar, and after the most recent i put some salt on it. It may be fading slightly, but it's hard to tell. Any advice?? many thanks.

  4. Jeremy
    What I would do is leave it. What I've realised happens with raw denim is that during the first wash so much indigo dye leaves the denim fibres, that the red wine has no chance of actually connecting with the fibres. It's just lying on top of the dye, so if the dye leaves the wine leaves. The stain will be visible now before the wash but not afterwards. Have a look at my before after shots. The stain I got is completely gone.

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