Can Club Soda Really Remove Stains?

September 28th, 2018 | By: Sharon | Dry Cleaning

Does club soda really help remove accidental spills when you are at a social function? The short answer is “yes” according to the Dry Cleaning and Laundry Institute (DLI), our 107 year old professional trade association. The DLI recently completed anĀ in-depth study of the merits of club soda versus plain old water in stain removal and as members we are pleased to share the results.

When applied immediately to 10 common food stains, both water and club soda removed between some and most of the stain. For best results, act quickly. Chances are greatly improved if club soda is used before the stain dries. Blot or tamp (rubbing can cause damage to delicate fabrics) with a soft white cloth until most of the stain is invisible and you are ready to enjoy the party.

There some stains that water or club soda can make worse, ball point ink or fingernail polish for example. Such stains are best left to your professional dry-cleaner. Even though the stain is no longer visible there is most likely residue left in the fibers. For more complete removal, point out the spill to your dry-cleaner so that they can pay extra attention to the stained area.