Thanks to Classic Cleaners, Stains Can Never Tell the Tale

 “Spotters vs. Toughies” might have been the title of Classic Cleaners’ latest film. The challenge – a white wedding dress with a big red wine stain.  The goal: demonstrate the Classic Cleaners expertise in stain removal

The profession of dry cleaning has challenges.  Some common “toughies” are:

  • “Toughie” trimmings: beads, sequins, vinyl, feathers, fur, mesh
  • “Toughie” fabrics: leather, suede, wool with spandex, cottons with silk
  • “Toughie” stains: mustard, ink, caramelized sugar, oxidized oils
  • “Toughie” reds – red garments, beet stains, and…wine stains!


When the going gets tough, Classic Cleaners gets going, and, as you can see from the before-and-after photos, the score was 1-0 in favor of the spotters. 

Savvy post-“game” commentators on the Spotters vs. Toughies might have mentioned several points:

  1. Classic Cleaners spotters knew the stain was from red wine. The toughest stains are often those the customer forgot about; the dry cleaner needs to solve the “mystery” before deciding how to treat the stain!
  2. The stain was recent. The sooner a stain can be treated, the better the chances for success in removing it without damaging the fabric.

toughie wine stain on wedding dress

by Reb of the Classic Cleaners blog team

Wine stain gone