Feb 02 2010

How to Remove Red Wine Stains from Fabric

Published by at 10:02 pm under Red Wine

Red Wine Stained Shirt

Red Wine Stained Shirt

I spilled a glass of wine on myself the other day and I freaked out, but then I remembered the proper steps to get that stain out. Keep reading to learn how to remove red wine stains!

Spilling a glass of wine can be a terrifying experience. When watching a glass of wine start to spill, it seems like it all happens in slow motion.

Since this is one of the worst liquids you could possibly spill on yourself or your carpet, you must act quickly! Letting that stain sit for a little while will make it nearly impossible to get all the way out.

Hurry up and go grab a cloth or a couple paper towels and get them slightly damp. Now, go blot the spot. No rubbing! Rubbing the area will only make matters worse. Try and blot the stain with the cloth or paper towels in order to lift the red wine out of the fabric or carpet.

White vino is a great neutralizer of red vino. If you have some, pour a little white wine on the red wine stain.

If you don’t have any white wine nearby, grab some laundry detergent and pour a little bit directly onto the area. Now blot it with a clean cloth.

After the redness is almost gone, I like to let it run under water while I rub a little laundry detergent directly into the stain. Now that it is almost completely gone, I would wash it in your washer. Make sure you wash it ALONE or you could ruin other clothing.

If the blotting isn’t working too well, you can try vinegar instead of laundry detergent. Vinegar is one of the best all-purpose cleaners around.

Other home remedies that are said to work well are hydrogen peroxide, salt, dish-washing liquid, and tartar sauce.

You should have at least one of the above in your kitchen! If not, you may not get that stain out. You could always try running over to a dry cleaner if you can’t get the stain out.

Good Luck!

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