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How to remove a red wine stain: five most effective ways

Alina MilsentLife
How to clean fabrics from wine stains

Red wine stains are considered one of the most difficult to remove. Even chemical bleaches often fail to remove them. Matt Connelly, CEO of a laundry and dry cleaning company, emphasized that the worst thing you can do with wine stains is to start wiping them off with a rag.

To prevent the wine from penetrating even deeper into the fibers, you should not wipe it, but blot it with a dry cloth. Apartment Therapy has revealed five of the most effective ways to remove red wine stains.

Method 1: baking soda

Mix baking soda and water in a 3:1 ratio - you should get a paste-like mixture. Spread it gently on the stain. Leave the paste on for an hour and then rinse it off with cold water. Connelly advises to first try the life hack on an inconspicuous area, especially for natural and delicate fabrics. When the stain disappears, wash the item in the washing machine.

Method 2: vinegar

Pour a sufficient amount of white vinegar on the stain - the liquid should be well absorbed into the fabric. Add a few drops of dishwashing detergent and laundry detergent. Blot the stain several times and then rinse with cool water. Or you can simply apply the mixture and throw the dirty item in the washing machine.

Method 3: hydrogen peroxide

Connelly notes that this method should only be used for white fabrics because hydrogen peroxide has bleaching properties. Do not pour peroxide on delicate fabrics, silk and wool. Make a solution of hydrogen peroxide and dishwashing detergent in a 1:2 ratio. Apply the mixture to the stain, leave for 30 minutes, and then rinse with cold water.

Method 4: salt

This method will only work if you sprinkle salt on the freshly spilled wine stain. It is ideal for carpets or sofas. Just blot the liquid and sprinkle salt on the stain. The salt should completely cover the red wine stains. Five minutes should be enough - then carefully remove the remaining salt.

Method 5: professional products

If you don't have the time or ingredients to remove stains yourself, you can use store-bought stain removers or take the item to a dry cleaner. It is important to use solvents that effectively remove stains without damaging the fabric.

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