Wine stains happen to the best of us. That’s just the risk we take for loving red wine. We all have that one friend who manages to get more on them than in them when it comes to food and drink. The stain can reek havoc on our furniture, rugs, and clothing when the stains are not dealt with immediately. Eventually, in the midst of a good time, a little wine is going to spill and we’re going to have to deal with cleaning it up. Have no fear, red wine stains are not as difficult to remove as you might think, especially if you act quickly. Here are some of our favorite red wine stain removal tricks…
Don’t Rub The Wine Stain
Rubbing the stain will simply spread it and deepen the stain. Do No Rub!!!. Use a clean dry cloth and dab the stain to absorb the excess wine.
Use Warm Water First
Remember that warm water will cause the fibers of clothing or the rug to expand. So cover the entire areas of stain with cool water. The coolness of the water will keep the wine from soaking in.
Use Salt After Cool Water Is Applied
The salt trick is specially good for cloth and carpet. Cover the entire stain with salt after you have put the cool water on the stain. Wait until you can’t see the red wine stain anymore. Let the salt soak into the wet stain and then let dry. As the salt dries, it should suck up the stain. Then, simply vacuum everything up and wash our clothes.
Dawn and Hydrogen Peroxide
A mixture of dawn and hydrogen peroxide is good for clothing. Mix together equal parts Dawn dish washing detergent and hydrogen peroxide. Pour the mixture over the wine stain and allow it to soak in. You should see the stain begin to fade almost immediately. After you have allowed the mixture to soak into the stain, launder the clothing normally. This trick works best on light colored clothes, as hydrogen peroxide has a tendency to bleach.
Cover the stain in white vinegar, which neutralizes purple and red pigments. Allow the solution to sit and then dab dry with a clean dry cloth.
The most important part of dealing with a red wine stain is acting quickly!! Time is the enemy, so make sure that when the glass drops, you are ready and waiting.
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24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat is a self serve coin laundry, with a variety of washing and drying options. We have large capacity equipment, perfect for blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, and more. We are owned and operated by a Meadowthorpe resident and have better washers and more drying capacity than ever before. We offer customers a clean, safe, and dependable place to get your laundry clean. We also have Free WiFi, snacks, drinks, and laundry supplies available for your convenience.
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