We’ve all been there with the inevitable Rosé spills that turns into pink. We watch it happen in slow motion as it unfolds in front of us with our eyes bulging in horror. Noo! Chill fam, it's pretty easy to remove. Follow these 5 key tips.
(GREAT FOR CARPETS AND RUGS) Blot, Blot, Blot, and Blot some more with a paper towel, and then cover the entire stain with salt until you can’t see the red wine stain anymore. Let the salt soak into the wet stain and then dry. As the salt dries, it absorb vacuum up the stain. Then, simply vacuum everything up.
DISH SOAP AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
(GREAT FOR CLOTHES) Mix together equal parts Dawn dishwashing 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.
(GREAT FOR THE TABLECLOTH) Boil water in a tea kettle. While you’re boiling the water, find a large glass bowl and place it in the sink. Then stretch the portion of the fabric that has the stain on it over bowl and secure it with a rubber band. The fabric should be taut. When the water boils, pour it from a height over a foot above the stain directly on to the fabric. The stain should wash out.
WHITE VINEGAR AND LAUNDRY DETERGENT
(YOUR FAVORITE BLOUSE OR WHITE JEANS) Cover the stain in white vinegar, which neutralizes purple and red pigments. Immediately after applying the vinegar, rub in liquid detergent, then launder in hot water. The stain should lift.
(FOR THAT WHITE SHIRT YOU SPILLED WINE ON AT A WEDDING) While we don’t recommended using bleach for all wine stain occurrences, it is your best bet for getting wine out of white fabrics. Simply soak the fabric in bleach for about ten minutes and then launder in hot water. The stain will disappear.
Even after all methods are applied, you may still find your red wine stains just aren’t going away completely. You may be struggling to figure out how to get the stain out of clothes after washing, for example, as those stains may still exist if you put the clothes in the wash without applying a pre-wash method. If your red wine stained carpet dried for far too long, your stain may sit there even after you apply an entire bottle of an oxi cleaner and hot water.
So just remember, time is of the essence! If you wait too long, that red wine stain may end up being impossible to remove. Therefore, act fast, make sure you have at least two of the solutions mentioned above on hand, and get to work. One last thing.. Remember to stop and smell the Rosé :)
By Rachel B.