The Wine Wash Test

The Wine Wash Test

We’re often asked how we keep our white tees fresh, or the best way to clean stains. So considering this months delivery is our Pima tees, we put together a few likely scenarios and the usual household detergents which might help the next time you spill something on your white tee. 

We soaked 6 cuttings of our White Pima Cotton tee in red wine, washed them 6 different ways and these are the results. 


  1. For those who care - Rinsed stain under water immediately + soaked in Napisan overnight, and washed in the morning.

Sleep easy with a result you can be happy with.

  1. For those who care even more - Instantly sprayed with stain remover + rinsed thoroughly + soaked in Napisan overnight, and washed in the morning

Almost better than before the new.

  1. When your onto it quick but forget to follow through - Rinsed stain + sprayed with stain remover but left in the sink overnight.

Results aren't bad on their own, but will never be that fresh white again.

  1. A more likely scenario on a big night - Rinsed stain shortly after spilling, continued night out and left to dry + washed 8 hours later

If it’s a big stain, try not to let it dry and get into wash sooner. This was the worst of the bunch.

  1. The doer - Instantly sprayed with stain remover + rinsed thoroughly and washed shortly after.

Good results, not quite as good as original. Would have been better to soak.

  1. The unknown stain, found in the morning - Left overnight with no treatment - sprayed with stain remover + rinsed thoroughly and washed shortly after.

This stubborn stain will take much more than some spray and a wash, worth attempting a soak pre wash.

The results are self explanatory however, for best results we would suggest going with option 2. If you spill red wine or anything of colour on your fresh white, let it soak in Napisan overnight or at least a couple of hours before washing.

We used Eco Store - sensitive wash powder - Napisan Oxy action powder for soaking - Napisan Stain remover for spray.