How To Get Rid of Wine Stains
A great dinner meal is made even more excellent with a glass of wine. Whether there are occasions or not, sipping on some wine can really satisfy one’s tummy. However, there will always be accidents that can lead to unwanted things such as wine stains. If you are eating and you unfortunately hit the wine glass, you can expect bothersome wine stains to appear. If you are drinking red wine, then the more annoying it will be.
The key thing to remember when removing wine stains is to remove as soon as the unfortunate thing happened. Letting the stain dry will just make it difficult for you to remove the stain, and worse, you might not be able to remove the stain anymore. So when a cloth or fabric gets stained, you should try to clean it up right away. Here are some tips that you can do to get rid of wine stains.
Blot up the stain
If you have just spilled the wine, then the first thing you can do is to blot up the stain as soon as possible. Get a warm cloth and dip it in warm water. Using the wet cloth, blot up the area to absorb most of the wine. Do not rub the area as you may just worsen the stain.
Dilute with vinegar
Wine stains can easily be loosened up with the use of vinegar. If the vinegar stain has not dried yet, then just dip a sponge to a vinegar and water mixture and then blot the stained area with it. If the wine stain has already set, then you can just mix equal parts of water and vinegar and pour it in a bowl. Simply submerge the stained fabric in the solution for a couple of minutes, until you see that the wine stain has become less visible.
Soak it up with baking soda
An alternative way you can do is to just let baking soda absorb the wine stain. After blotting as much wine stain as you can, simply pour a liberal amount of baking soda over the stain. The powder will help absorb the wine stain. Aside from baking soda, other substitute like talcum powder or flour can also help. Just wait for a couple of minutes until the baking soda has absorbed most of the stains.
Treat with hydrogen peroxide
After the wine stain has come off with vinegar or baking soda, it is time for you to clean up the remaining mess. Simply drop some hydrogen peroxide directly to the wine stain. Rub the area with your finger to allow the solution to sink in the fabrics. After a few minutes, treat the wine stain with liquid dishwashing detergent then rinse. By this time, the stain should have already been removed completely.
Once the wine stain has been removed, then you should finish the removal by cleaning up the fabric. Just launder your cloth or fabric normally with detergent and clean water. Afterwards, hang the cloth to dry under the sun. This will also give it that natural bleaching effect.
Leave it to the laundry shop
If the fabric that has been stained is made of high quality and expensive materials, you should just send the clothes to the laundry shop because some stain-removing products may be harsh to the fabric fibers and may damage the cloth even more.