Red Wine Stain Removal Solutions

This is your step by step guide to red wine stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery.

You’re at a party and someone accidentally bumps into you, spilling your glass of red wine all over the front of your blouse or shirt. What do you do? Don’t cry over your spilled wine and don’t panic.

Below are the solutions to remove a red wine stain from clothes & fabrics and from carpets & upholstery.

Description: Wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are popular varieties. The strong, bold flavors of red wine produce just as strong and unwieldy stains. Though red wine is served year-round, removing red wine stains is more likely in fall and winter when most people prefer to drink the heartier red wines.

Red wine stain removalYou may be required to remove red wine stains anywhere on the fronts of shirts and dresses, as well as pant legs and skirts as the hours grow later and splashes occur. During a particularly engaging dinner party or gathering of friends, a red wine stain may not be detected until later in the evening, or even the next morning, depending on the amount consumed.

Tip: Learn to pour like a wine steward, slowly twisting the bottle neck to the side as you finish pouring so that drips will stay inside the bottle. Instead of laying your cork on the tablecloth, use a dish or ashtray to prevent unnecessary red wine stains.

Red Wine Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics

Solution 1:

Fresh red wine stain -

1. Sprinkle a red wine spill immediately with a liberal amount of salt.

2. Allow the salt to absorb the wine, and then rinse in cool water.

3. Apply liquid laundry detergent and rinse in cool water.

4. If the stain remains, apply a paste made from bleach-enzyme laundry soap such as Biz (mix according to package directions), soak for 30 minutes in an all-fabric bleach, and then launder.

Dried red wine stain on durable fabric -

1. For dried stains on durable fabrics, such as a tablecloth, hold the stained area over a bowl and cover with salt.

2. Pour boiling water over the salt until the stain disappears.

Dried red wine stain on other fabrics -

1. On other fabrics, soak with a few drops of white vinegar and blot, or try soaking with a solution of hydrogen peroxide (a mild bleach) and a few drops of ammonia.

Solution 2:

1. Blot with paper towels or a dry cloth.

2. Sprinkle with white wine, which is acidic, to neutralize the stain, or water, and blot again. Remove the remaining stain with a clean cloth and methylated spirits.

Red Wine Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery

Solution 1:

1. Blot up as much wine as possible with an absorbent cloth.

2. Saturate the stain with soda water or cold water.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 as needed.

4. If red wine stain remain, make a paste of borax or baking soda and water at a ratio of approximately 3 to 1. Smear paste onto stain with an old toothbrush and let dry.

5. Vacuum.

6. Repeat until no more stain can be removed.

7. If the stain still remains, treat with a carpet spotter.

Solution 2:

1. On rugs and carpets, immediately cover the spill with a generous amount of salt.

2. Allow it to dry, and then vacuum.

Red Wine Stain Removal from Walls

If you have spilt red wine on a washable painted wall, don’t despair but wipe it off immediately.

Damp a cloth with bleach and gently wipe the wall. When using bleach, always remember to wear gloves and to avoid contact with your skin and eyes.

Also remember to take a break from cleaning, sit down, maybe sip what’s left of your wine and play some casino for iphone.

If your wall is not washable or the stain is on the wallpaper, rub it gently with a melamine foam eraser (you can easily find it at drugstores).

Have you reached red wine stain removal success? I hope so!

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