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Cleaning Wine Stains from Crystal

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It can be difficult to remove wine stains on a crystal glass, decanter, or other piece. This is a guide about cleaning wine stains from crystal.
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March 19, 2011

How do I clean a red wine stain left in the bottom of a crystal glass?

By Carolyn from Sydney, NSW

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March 20, 20060 found this helpful
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Try soaking with plain white vinegar, if that doesn't work scrub with a non-abrasive cloth and some baking soda.

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By guest (Guest Post)
March 28, 20061 found this helpful
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Fill the decanter with a cup of cold water add 2 tablespoons of uncooked rice. Put the stoper on and hold it down while shaking the decanter, the rice will scrub the stain off.

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March 1, 20080 found this helpful
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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.

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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.

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

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

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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)

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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.
(12/30/2008)

By Steve

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