Remove Red Wine Stain from Your Clothing and Carpet
The sweet taste, the beckoning aroma and the hideous stains! Don’t let the memory of your wonderful evening be trampled on by the dread of having to throw away your favorite article of clothing. The easy fix to red wine stains may surprise you!
For either of these methods in removing red wine stains to work, you must act quickly, while the red wine is still wet. Fight wine with wine! Immediately pour white wine on top of the red wine stain. This works almost every time, like magic! The red wine stain should simply vanish.
If a stain still remains or if you don’t have white wine available, cover the red wine stain with simple table salt. The salt will absorb the red wine and washing the garment should remove the rest.
Remove Old Red Wine Stain from Clothing
Red wine is one of the most staining substances out there. Besides blood, grease and rust, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything that produces as stubborn a stain as red wine. If you spill red wine on your clothing, it’s best to treat it immediately.
Fresh stains will always come out more easily than those that have set over an extended period of time. If you have clothing with old red wine stains, there are some things you can try to remove the stains. While all old red wine stains may not be able to be removed, you can significantly improve them with these treatments.
Pour distilled vinegar over the old red wine stain. Allow it to set there for approximately 30 minutes before rinsing. Distilled vinegar breaks down acidity in the wine, helping to lift the stain.
Create a paste, mixing 3 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of water. Spread the paste over the stain and leave it there for 1 to 3 hours. As a cleaning agent, baking soda will fade deeply set stains.
Mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and dishwashing soap. Apply the gel-like solution to the old red wine stain. Depending on the stain’s severity, allow it to work on the area for 1 to 4 hours. Hydrogen peroxide will act as a mild bleaching agent, thereby removing the stain.
Be careful using it on dark-colored clothing, as it may lighten the fabric’s color. Wash the clothing in the washing machine after you have spot-treated the stain. Opt for a cold wash cycle.
Hot water further sets stains. Repeat your treatment if the stain is still noticeable. Oftentimes, it takes repeated treatments to fully remove old red wine stains. The first treatment may simply lighten the stain.
Clean Wine Carpet Stains with Salt
Spilling wine on carpets is a common occurrence in many homes. However, instead of getting angry, act fast with some table salt. Using table salt on the wine stain can remove it from your carpet and keep your carpet looking clean and new.
Identify all parts of the wine stain. It’s important to know where all the wine has spilled so that you can neutralize it before it dries on your carpet. Pour white wine over the stain if you have spilled red wine.
Use a stack of clean paper towels to blot up as much excess moisture as possible. Dampen a sponge with cool water and blot it over the stain.
Shake salt onto the wine stain. Using generous amounts of salt on the stains helps deter the wine from setting into your carpet and leaving a nasty stain behind.