How to get red wine out of carpet

How to Remove Red Wine Stains

Whoops! Picture yourself enjoying your favorite glass of wine at a lovely dinner party when, accidentally, your glass takes a tumble. The spill trickles onto your beloved clothing, the cushioned dining chair, a pristine white tablecloth, and a luxurious carpet. A sense of worry creeps in as memories surface of the struggle of removing red wine stains in the past.

But hold on! Don't let this mishap spoil your delightful evening with concern. We've got the advice and natural wine stain removers to assist you. These simple tips will make removing red wine stains a lot easier, allowing you to make it vanish and continue relishing your time without any lingering worry!

How can wine stains, particularly red wine spills, be removed effectively?

So time to learn how to clean wine stains. Red wine stains are infamously challenging. The pigments of the red wine absorb into fibres and begin to set almost straight away. The older the stain, the more difficult it is to treat.

The key is to act quickly. The longer the stain settles, the harder it will become to eliminate.

If you cover the stain with a paper towel to soak up as much liquid as possible and then blot with a clean cloth to contain the stain, you will minimise the size of the stain you are dealing with.

Please resist the urge to scrub the stain - if you do, there is a risk that you will push it into the fabric even more.

By adding moisture to the area as quickly as possible, it will help break up the wine molecules.

How to get red wine out of carpets and upholstery

Tools for the Task

Technique

Orange Squirt

(Best to test a small inconspicuous area for colour fastness before fully using on fabrics)

Apply by spraying the ready-to-use solution on the affected area. Leave it to work for a few minutes, before gently dabbing to wipe clean.

Oxi Powder

Dissolve ½ scoop (12.5g) in 1 litre of hot water. Liberally apply the solution and dab the stain, working from the outside of the stain to the centre and leave for 10 minutes. Soak up the excess liquid with a paper towel and then wipe clean with a damp cloth.

  1. Cover the stain with a paper towel, absorbing the spill.
  2. Gently blot the stain (don't rub) with a clean cloth.
  3. Choose and then apply one of our two recommended products below.

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Removing Red Wine Stains from Laundry

Tools for the Task

Technique

  1. If you choose to use Orange Squirt, pre-spot with this solution before placing the soiled garment into the washing machine, using a good quality laundry detergent.
  2. If you choose to use Oxi Powder, dissolve 2 scoops (50g) in 5 liters of hot water. If you are removing stains from colored garments, soak for a maximum of one hour. If you are removing stains from white garments, soak for up to six hours. After soaking, rinse with cold water and wash as normal.

Alternative Methods for Removing Wine Stains

These alternative methods may not be suitable for everything, and you should always test a small area of your surface first before applying everywhere.

Club Soda

This one is so simple!! After you blot the stain to remove what you are able, pour the club soda across the stain and let it fizz and soak for 15 minutes. Use a cleaning cloth to absorb the excess liquid and allow it to air dry.

Boiling Water

You can use this method to treat items you can hold in your hands, for example, colorfast clothing or table linen. All you need to do is pour the hot water over the affected area. This will weaken and release the red pigmentation. If this does not work completely, this method can be combined with one of the other methods until the stain has been completely removed.

Salt

After you blot the stain to remove what you are able, dab it with cold water before applying plenty of salt over the stained area. Leave it for at least 5 minutes, but it will do no harm if you leave it overnight for more serious spills. Once the salt has done its job, rinse the area with cold water.

Baking Soda (and White Vinegar)

After you have blotted the stain to remove what you are able, dab it with cold water before applying a solution of ¼ cup baking soda to one tablespoon of white wine vinegar. Allow it to dry and then vacuum up the paste.

Hopefully now you know how to clean wine stains!

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