How to Remove a Red Wine Stain
Category : Home Renovation
– Cleaning a Red Wine Stain on Leather
– Removing a Red Wine Stain From a Fabric or Garment
– Removing a Red Wine Stain From Wood
– Cleaning a Red Wine Stain on a Floor or Wall
– Removing a Red Wine Stain on a Smooth Floor Covering
Removing a red wine stain is difficult. Two preconceived ideas to avoid:
– Putting coarse salt on the stain: it can damage the fabric.
– Do not machine wash a wine-stained garment without first detaching it: the heat fixes the stain.
If you can, soak the stain as soon as possible in cold water. Three detergents are really effective: hot milk, vinegar or white wine, soda water with rubbing alcohol.
Cleaning a Red Wine Stain on Leather
To remove a red wine stain from leather:
– Soak a cloth in water with 90° alcohol.
– Dab the stain.
Other effective detergents: Sommières soil, soap, bisulphite, hyposulphite.
Good to know: salt on a wine stain is a myth. On the contrary, it worsens the stain.
– Absorb the stain while still fresh with a paper towel.
– Place sparkling water on a cloth and rub the stain.
– Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in white vinegar.
– Squeeze a padded cloth over the stain.
– Wipe off any remaining residue with a cloth soaked in sparkling water.
– Remove the remaining stain with a cotton pad moistened with vinegar.
Removing a Red Wine Stain From a Fabric or Garment
To remove a red wine stain from a cloth, it is important to blot the stain as quickly as possible.
On a synthetic textile
– Dab the stain with water and dishwashing liquid.
– Put the garment in the washing machine.
Other effective detergents: terre de Sommières, soap, bisulphite, hyposulphite.
On cotton, jeans or linen
– Rinse the stain with clean water.
– Rub a dry Marseille soap vigorously over the stain.
– Run the washing machine at 40°C.
Immediately blot the fabric with cold water.
– Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in soda water.
– Dab the remaining stain with rubbing alcohol.
– Rub the stain with a sponge moistened with white wine.
– Wash the sponge and remove the residue.
Another effective detergent is vinegar.
– Soak the cloth in warm milk for half an hour.
– When the bath turns pink, remove the cloth.
– Then soak it in a basin of soap and water, then in clear water.
– Let it dry.
On goat or sheep hair or skin
– Apply white wine to the stain.
– Leave to work, then rinse with a little water.
On natural fur
– Dab on the stain with a cloth containing sparkling water.
– Then wipe with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol.
– Press a damp paper towel over the treated area.
On synthetic fur
– Rub the stain with a sponge soaked in some dishwashing liquid.
– Rinse with a little water.
– Immediately wipe the stain with a sponge.
– Drown the stain with vinegar.
– Scrub with a clean cloth.
– Sponge to remove residue.
Removing a Red Wine Stain From Wood
A red wine stain on wood can cause serious damage, which is difficult to clean.
On white wood
– Immediately blot the stain.
– Scrub with a cloth soaked in diluted bleach.
– Finish with soft sandpaper to erase the last traces.
Another effective detergent is oxalic acid.
On waxed wood
Try to remove the red wine stain with a cork at first. If this doesn’t work:
– Dilute pumice powder in linseed oil.
– Dab the stain with a cloth soaked in the mixture.
On painted wood
– Rub a damp cloth over the stain.
– Polish with a cloth soaked in bleach.
Another effective detergent is oxalic acid.
A simple damp sponge can be used to clean a red wine stain on teak.
Cleaning a Red Wine Stain on a Floor or Wall
A red wine stain on a floor or wall can be removed with different detergents depending on the surface.
On natural fibres (sea rush, jute, coconut)
– Sprinkle the stain with Sommières.
– Leave to act for 5 minutes.
– Suck up the powder.
– If traces remain, remove them with a vinegar cloth.
Removing a Red Wine Stain on a Smooth Floor Covering
Smooth floors such as doormats are relatively insensitive to red wine stains and are therefore easy to clean with a simple mop.
On plastic or rubber
Run a damp sponge over the stain.
Apply a cloth impregnated with diluted scouring powder.
On glass or crystal
To remove a trace of red wine from a glass, simply clean the glass with a little dishwashing soap.
On ceramics, earthenware or porcelain
Soak the object in a bath of soapy water.
Note: if the porcelain contains metal parts, do not wet them!
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