Wine Stain Removal Solutions


Wine stain removalThis is your step by step guide to wine stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery. Dinner with family and friends is not complete without a good wine to complement a wonderful meal. There may be that little fear in the back of your mind that one of your guests may spill wine and stain your lovely clothes or carpet. Relax, help is at hand. I have split this page into White Wine Stains and Red Wine Stains.


White Wine Stain Removal

If there's one thing that every wine drinker experiences over the years, it's spilling wine. You knock over bottles, you knock over glasses, wine ends up all over the place. White wine isn't bad. Below are solutions on how to remove wine stains from clothes & fabrics and removing wine stains from carpets & upholstery.

Description: Pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc are popular varietals. White wine is often best served chilled. White wine is most popular during the summer months and is best drunk in conjunction with white meats such as poultry and fish. Champagne is the customary drink at any big celebration, especially New Years Eve.

Since good times aren’t limited by season, neither is removing wine stains. This stain is found anywhere on the fronts of shirts and dresses, as well as splashed on pant legs and skirts. The white wine stain is a member of that class whereby the times of acquisition and the times of discovery are very different.


White Wine Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics

Solution 1:

1. Rinse the spill immediately.

2. Apply an undiluted neutral detergent and a few drops of white vinegar.

3. Rinse.

4. Launder washables in warm water. Dry cleaning garments should be taken to a professional if any stain remains.

Solution 2:

1. Rinse back of stain well with cold water or club soda.

2. If the stain remains, rub with dishwashing liquid or liquid enzyme detergent. Let stand several minutes.

3. Rinse well with cold water.

4. Launder according to garment label.


White Wine Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery

Solution 1:

1. Sponge with mild detergent (1 teaspoon neutral detergent – that is, no alkalis or bleaches – in 1 cup lukewarm water).

2. Next, sponge with vinegar solution (1/3 cup white vinegar in 2/3 cup water).

3. Repeat step 1.

4. Finally, sponge with clean water.

Solution 2:

1. Spray with soda water.

2. Soak up liquid with a towel or absorbent paper.

3. Sponge with a borax solution is the carpet has stained. Alternatively, sponge with vinegar.


Red Wine Stain Removal

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 wine stains from clothes & fabrics and removing wine stains 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, most people prefer to drink the heartier red wines in fall and winter.

You may be required to remove 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.

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


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