How to Clean Whiskey Stains from the Dress You Wore at Office Party

Whether your glass was jostled while you were dancing or it slipped from your hands, an accidental spill of whiskey on your workwear clothes can cause a permanent stain. Try this cleaning method today.

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Whether it’s employee appreciation day or an annual celebration, office parties are a great way to unwind. But if your favourite dress has become victim to a drink spill, don’t worry. The trick is to act as soon as possible to keep the spill from penetrating deep into the fibres.

Since whiskey is a dark-coloured drink, it can leave behind brownish stains. Try this effective step-by-step cleaning method to save your dress.

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Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) Paper towels or cotton cloth

b) Dishwashing liquid

c) Baking soda

d) White vinegar

e) Liquid detergent

  1. Step 1: If the Stain is Wet

    If the spill is fresh and the stain is wet, blot to absorb it with a bunch of paper towels. You can also use a thin cotton cloth as an alternative.

  2. Step 2: If the Stain is Dry

    If the stains are dry, make a thick paste of dishwashing liquid and baking soda. Apply a thick coat of this mixture on both the sides of the fabric. Wait for 20 minutes.

  3. Step 3: Wash the Stained Portion

    Hold the affected portion of the garment under running water and wash off the paste. This will remove most of the stain deposit and make the further stain-removal process easy and effective.

  4. Step 4: Soak the Garment

    Now, make a soaking solution by mixing 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid and 1 tbsp. of white vinegar in ½ a bucket of lukewarm water. Soak the garment in this solution for 20 minutes. The dishwashing liquid and vinegar together will loosen the stain.

  5. Step 5: Wash the Garment

    Now wash your garment on a regular wash cycle by using an effective detergent. If you are looking for a good detergent for your washing machine, we recommend Surf Excel Matic Liquid. It is specially formulated for washing machine, and helps maintain its life.

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Office parties are meant to be enjoyed. Don’t worry about the stains left behind, because we’ve got your back. So, the next time you find whiskey stains on your workwear dress, you know what to do!

Frequently asked questions on whiskey stains

Can whiskey stains be removed from white clothes?

Yes, whiskey stains can be removed from white clothes. Apply a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and dish soap to the stain and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Then, rinse with cold water and launder as usual.

Can I use bleach to remove whiskey stains from clothes?

No, you should avoid using bleach to remove whiskey stains from clothes. Bleach can damage the fabric and cause discoloration. Instead, use natural stain-removing solutions like dish soap and hydrogen peroxide.

How do I remove whiskey stains from leather?

To remove whiskey stains from leather, mix equal parts of vinegar and water and apply the solution to the stain. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then wipe with a clean, damp cloth. Apply a leather conditioner to the area to restore moisture and prevent cracking.

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