Next >︎
To Top

Wine Stains on Crystal

I have dried-on wine-stains inside a crystal decanter. They are proving difficult to remove. How can I remove them?

Michael Clarke from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


Wine Stains on Crystal

Try soaking with plain white vinegar, if that doesn't work scrub with a non-abrasive cloth and some baking soda. (03/20/2006)

By schmoo

Wine Stains on Crystal

Fill the decanter with a cup of cold water add 2 tablespoons of uncooked rice. Put the stopper on and hold it down while shaking the decanter, the rice will scrub the stain off. (03/28/2006)

By Donna

Wine Stains on Crystal

Dampen the crystal with water or window cleaner. Sprinkle some Whiting* on the stain; enough to make a poultice. Rub gently with a soft, non-abrasive, cotton cloth. It should remove the stain(s) almost instantly.


Not only will the stain be removed, but the whiting will polish your crystal as new!
*Whiting can be found in the paint dept. and will not scratch any enameled or glass surface. (03/01/2008)

By Cajun62234

Wine Stains on Crystal

Thanks guys. The rice worked great.

By Steve


Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

February 22, 20170 found this helpful

I tried shaking the rice with the vinegar and it worked like a charm!!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Image of wine glass on it's side with a small amount of wine, cork screw, and cork on a brown paper background with wine stains.
Cleaning Wine Stains from Crystal
Next >︎
March 19, 2011
Crystal Chandelier
Making a Crystal Chandelier
Red Wine in Crystal Glass on Black
Cleaning Crystal
Glass of Red Wine Spilled on Carpet
Removing Red Wine Stains from Carpet
Alternative Uses for Wine, Wine being poured into a glass.
Alternative Uses for Wine
Summer Ideas!
Fourth of July Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/06/25 10:12:40 in 2 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!