We’ve all been there – you’re having a nice dinner or a few drinks with friends when your hand slips, the glass or bottle falls, and all of a sudden there’s a spreading scarlet stain on your new white top. But, while red wine stains can be embarrassing and unsightly, they don’t need to stay on your clothes for long – there are some fairly simple steps to help get rid of them. So, without further ado, here are a few tips on how to remove red wine stains from clothes, bedding, or other fabric.
This easy-to-follow video shows you what to do in the event of a red wine stain:
- After this treatment is complete, wash the garment as normal on a cool wash with a laundry detergent like Persil small & mighty. Avoid a hot wash or tumble drying on high heat, as heat may set the stain.
Please note these stain removal tips are designed for treating stains on common fabrics, such as cotton and polyester. If you stain a more delicate fabric, such as silk, it might to be advisable to have the item professionally cleaned. Always refer to care instructions on the clothing label to check the suitability of different cleaning methods, especially when using chemical cleaning solutions. Also, remember that the sooner you can start to treat a stain, the better the outcome.
Red wine stains don’t have to be the end of the world. With these tips under your belt, the biggest thing you’ll have to worry about if you knock over a glass of cabernet sauvignon will be momentary embarrassment, rather than how to get rid of the stain.