Red Wine Stain Removal
Red wine stains are known for being stubborn, but chances are you already own the products to combat them. A spilt drink doesn’t have to mean the end of a great evening – here we offer some essential tips on how to get red wine stains out of your clothes.
Removing Red Wine Stains
What you’ll need:
- Clean cloths/paper napkins
- Liquid laundry detergent
- First, soak up as much excess liquid as you can with kitchen paper, napkins or towels. Be careful to dab gently, so as not to spread the stain or scrub it further into the fabric.
- They say that white wine can neutralise red wine stains, but why waste good vino! You’re equally likely to have simple table salt to hand, which will soak up the liquid and draw the red wine stains out of the fabric. Cover the entire stain with a thick layer of salt and leave it for a few minutes.
- Brush away the excess salt – if some red wine stains remain, flush the area with cool water or soda water, and repeat the process
- If you don’t have salt to hand, fresh kitty litter is a good alternative thanks to its super-absorbent qualities (such remember not to flush it down the drain afterwards).
- After pre-treating with salt, launder your garment using a good quality liquid laundry detergent such as Omo Ultimate, which uses built-in pre-treaters for amazing stain removal first time. Do not use a hot wash, which can set any remaining stain, and remember to always follow the care label instructions on your garment.