How to Remove Red Wine Stains.

How to Remove Red Wine Stains.

Ahh! Red Wine…Nectar of the Gods.

Your at a dinner party having a great time with friends eating and drinking when all of a sudden, splash, the person next to you knock over a glass of wine and it splashes everywhere.

Red wine is an extremely difficult tannin stain and need to be addressed immediately. Following are some products and techniques to use at the party or when you are at home.

A Spotting Agent;

Heinz Distilled White Vinegar


1.      Apply a small amount of distilled white vinegar directly onto the red wine stain.

2.      Let the vinegar penetrate for a few minutes.

3.      Blot off with a wet towel followed by a dry towel.

4.      Repeat again if necessary.

A Spotting Solution;

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid and Heinz Distilled White Vinegar


1.      Create a spotting solution with 1 part Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, 3 parts Heinz Distilled White Vinegar, and 3 parts water.

2.      Apply the solution directly to the red wine stain.

3.      Let the solution penetrate the red wine stain for a few minutes

4.      Blot the stained area with a wet towel followed by a dry towel.

5.      Repeat again if necessary.

Enzyme Stain Remover; for small stains

Earth Friendly Products – Everyday Stain & Odor Remover


1.      Apply the enzyme stain remover directly to the red wine stain.

2.      Let enzyme stain remover penetrate for several hours. Reapply if the stained area starts to dry.

3.      Rinse with fresh water.

Enzyme Stain Remover; large stains

BioKleen Bac-Out


1.      Soak the entire garment in a small bucket with the Bac-Out stain remover.

2.      Let garment soak for several hours or overnight.

3.      Rinse with fresh water.

Enzyme Stain Removers take time to work. Repeat again if necessary.

 

Sodium Borate;

Borax


1.      Create a soaking solution in a small bucket with 2 ounce of Borax per 1 gallon of water.

2.      Soak entire garment in the Borax solution.

3.      Let soak for several hours or overnight.

4.      Rinse with fresh water.

Are We Done Yet?

What ever technique use, whether blotting the stain or soaking the garment, always clean the entire garment as recommended by the care label. Never leave garments unclean after using spotting or cleaning products. Over time the spotting agent can discolor, or yellow, and weaken the material.

Done!

Karl Huie

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Other Articles of Interest:

How to Remove Chocolate Stains.

How to remove a Blood Stain.

How to remove a Coffee Stain.

How to Remove a Milk Stain.


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