Get the Red Wine Stains Out of Your Fabrics!
Parties are great, but every once in a while somebody has too much fun. Every once in a while you and your carpet must face the dreaded wine stain.
Don’t throw anything away just yet. Removing a wine stain from your carpet or upholstery isn’t impossible. Below are several go-to options to get those pesky wine stains out.
Dawn And Hydrogen Peroxide for clothes
- Create a 50/50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and dawn dish detergent. Liberally pour your mixture on to the stain and let it saturate the stain completely.
- After letting the stain soak, pop the article of clothing into the washing machine.
- You may want to only try this trick on lighter clothes to avoid bleaching.
Boiling Water for tablecloths
- Put a large glass bowl in the sink or somewhere safe outside.
- Stretch the fabric with the stained area over the bowl and secure it like saran wrap or a shower cap with a rubber band.
- Boil water and slowly pour from a reasonable height over the wine stain. You should see the stain start to wash through and into the bowl below.
White Vinegar and Laundry Detergent for clothes
- White vinegar naturally combats purple and red pigments.
- Douse the stain in distilled white vinegar.
- Once applied, rub with liquid laundry detergent and then wash in hot water in your washing machine.
Bleach White Shirts
- When it comes to bright whites, bleach is your best option, as long as the fabric is durable enough to handle it.
- Take the item with the stain and soak it in bleach for 8 to 10 min. The wash in hot water.
- When you stain your carpet with red wine, time is of the essence.
- First, softly blot out as much as possible with paper towels.
- Next, cover the stain with salt. Be liberal with it. Make sure the whole stain is covered.
- Leave the salt there long enough to absorb the red wine and then dry.
- As long as the salt and red wine has completely dried you can then vacuum it up
If all that doesn’t work, there are a few products out there that claim they can. I haven’t tried them as my go-to options tend to work for me… or you could get in touch with a local carpet cleaner every time you drink red wine… or you could just drink white.