Removing Red Wine Stains

Removing Red Wine Stains

 

Removing Red Wine Stains

 Do:

Work Fast 

Do Not procrastinate. Red wine will sink and settle into fibres the longer they are there, it will eventually set and become harder to get out.

Apply boiling water 

Hot water may cause the red wine to dilute and spread but it also causes the molecules in red wine to lose its cohesion with the fabric making it easier to clean.

Apply a Dry Material 

Like any liquid red wine will move towards anything dry. Apply as soon as possible to help pull the red wine out of the fabric:

Table Salt 

Baking Soda

Dry Soap Powder 

Talcum Powder 

Cat Litter 

Mix Fizzy Water & White Wine Vinegar 

Water and White Wine Vinegar is a mixture that has been around forever. But the minerals in fizzy water may help to absorb and break up the red wine molecules, making it easier to blot up.

Avoid Heat 

Dry Heat changes the chemical process that the stain undergoes when it dries - you will get a nearly permanent stain. 

Blot the stain, Don't Scrub 

Scrubbing the stain will cause it to move outward even more and the applied pressure will push the wine deeper into the fabric.

Use an Oxi Cleaner

Oxi cleaners use Sodium per-carbonate which will break down into Hydrogen Peroxide when combined with water. Apply it to the stain and wait between 20-60 mins before blotting.

If you don't have oxi cleaner - you can create your own! Mix 3 parts Hydrogen Peroxide and 1 part dish-washing liquid and try the same process.

 

Different Fabrics, different methods

For Clothes

To remove Red Wine stains from clothes you will need either an Oxi Cleaner, Boiling Water or Dry Materials. 

 

For Sofas & Upholstery 

To remove Red Wine stains from Upholstery you will need either an Oxi Cleaner, a Fizzy Water and White Wine Vinegar Solution or Dry Materials. 

 

For Carpet

To remove Red Wine stains from Carpet you will need either an Oxi Cleaner, Boiling Water or by Blotting the stain.  

 


13th August 2019

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