The first step to remove the stain is keeping calm. After realizing you have spilled red wine, don’t panic and stay on top of it! The worst thing to do after spilling your favorite vino would be smearing or rubbing at the spot with a rag or cloth because that will just spread around even more tannins into other surfaces in your house
Are the affected textiles white or colored?
Textiles can be affected by bleach or yellowing when cleaning with some detergents. This is dangerous because there are often no other options and you should know if they work on your textiles, especially the color of them!
1. Shake off any excess liquid
Being soaked with wine is the worst thing that can happen to a new shirt. The best way you should treat this kind of situation, especially if it’s a white shirt or cloth, is by immediately wiping up the liquid from your clothes using paper towels or an absorbent cloth and then washing them right away in cold water. If there are stains left on your shirt after doing these steps make sure not to rub dry but instead gently dab off any excess skin without applying pressure
2. Use Mineral water
Carbonated mineral water is a great way to get rid of stains that remain visible even after drying. When you’re done, your clothes will look like new! To use carbonated mineral water: First, soften the stain by rubbing with a paper towel or a clean cloth until it comes off easily. Then rinse out and let dry completely before wearing again if possible.
If the wine has already dried up, there are other options available too such as using hot water or hydrogen peroxide or bleach for white clothing
3. Salt is a good option
To get rid of red wine stains on your carpet, the trick is to use salt. Sprinkle a generous amount onto the stained area and let it sit for about 5 minutes before brushing out any excess with either an old toothbrush or paintbrush. Finally, wash off all remaining residue in cold water.
4. Lemon juice
Salt and lemon juice can be used to remove the entire stain from older clothes. To do this, rub a little of each onto the affected areas. Leave them on for around 30 minutes before washing off in cold water with white textiles only as it would damage colored fibers otherwise. Just don’t use this trick with colored fibers since they can be damaged by acids in lemon juice.
5. Vinegar therapy
To clean carpets, you can either use vinegar or lemon juice. However, the unpleasant smell and aggressiveness of acid make it not ideal to use when cleaning your carpet.
Buttermilk contains lactic acid, which can help with fresh red wine stains. It is an effective remedy for fresh red wine stains, but it should only be used on white clothing. If the textiles are stained with other colors, use dry cleaning methods instead of milk to avoid color damage. When dealing with a stain, soak the soiled fabrics in generous amounts of cold whole milk and then wash them as usual before they have time to set.
7. White wine
Soak your stained clothes in sparkling wine or white wine for half an hour, then wash them as you normally would. The carbon dioxide and acidity loosen the stains from fibers on their own!
8. Glass cleaner
Soaking a wine stain with window cleaner and then rinsing it off can help remove older stains easily. Pour some glass cleaner onto the stained area and leave it to dry for a short time. Then, wipe away with water until there are no remaining residue marks on the fabric/surface or carpet fibers. However, make sure that you use really clear window cleaner because paint residues may remain if not!
9. Panama Bark
Panama bark is a must-have for every household. The extract of the Quillaja plant helps to remove red wine stains, grease, and rust among other things. It’s safe to use on delicate materials such as wood because it won’t damage them!
10. Shaving form
Lifehack alert! If you’re out of upholstery cleaner but have shaving foam at home. Don’t panic – spraying some on the affected area and letting it sit for a little while before washing will do just fine. Greek wine or other types of wines don’t stand a chance either.
11. Soda paste
Besides those solutions, Club soda or soda paste works well too. It removes stubborn spots better than anything else. You need to mix 1 part club soda with 3 parts warm water. Use a spray bottle to apply the mixture directly onto the stain. Let it soak for 15-20 minutes and then scrub thoroughly with a sponge or soft-bristled broom
Don’t worry, there are several ways to remove wine stains from clothes and other textiles. Some of these methods use home remedies for white wine stains or red wine stains that can help you clean up! So, if you plan on hosting a party in the future where your guests will be drinking lots of different types of wines, I hope this tutorial helped so they won’t have an accident with their favorite outfit or carpeting.