So, here’s the story! I am in a bar or my house, hanging out with my friends and I am drinking my all-time classic and usual glass of wine! And… before I know it, guess what?! I see a wine stain on my blouse, shirt or trousers! It happens EVERY SINGLE TIME! Yes, it seems I was born with the innate ability to always find a way to ruin my clothes or get them dirty in the most awkward and inappropriate situations! It doesn’t matter what I wear or how well I try to protect them, It just doesn’t stop! And it’s ok with white wine stains, but what about red wine stains? Those are the real pain!
Therefore, I thought to myself that either I would have to only wear old clothes and actually not care when I get them dirty in wine stains, (which to be honest would be really good for my pocket, if you know what I mean) OR I would have to find ways to just get them off without ruining my clothes!
And that’s exactly what I did!
If you are a little bit like me I think you know what a problem red wine causes when it comes to stains and any kind of fabric!
And I guess there are other people like me! If you are one of them look no further! I have the solution to our problem! To your Problem!
I have found some easy tricks to get rid of red wine stains and trust me, they work like a charm!
And of course, I am going to share them with you!
But let’s point one thing before you try removing the red wine stain,…
Tap lightly on the stain with a paper towel or a tissue to absorb as much of the wine as possible. Make sure you do not get to rub it, only tap on it again and again softly.
Now, let’s get to a quick list of How To Get Rid Of Red Wine Stains…
- Baking Soda
- White Wine Or Vodka
- Club soda
- Special Products For Removing Red Wine Stains
But let’s elaborate a bit on them…
No #1: Salt
Our first and simple solution is salt. Yes, you read that right! Salt has the characteristic of letting the wine go no further than the already stained area. So, after you have already taken the excess liquid off the stain, apply a large amount of salt on it! Let the cloth dry with the salt on it and then you can wash your shirt, blouse, trousers or dress as you normally do! This should do the work and your fabric should be as good as new!
No #2: Baking Soda
If salt does not work, then don’t worry, there are other options. Baking Soda is one of them! Actually instead of salt, you can allow yourself to apply baking soda on the stain and then follow the same directions as with the salt. Let it dry and then wash it.
No #3: White Wine or Vodka
White wine and Vodka? Yes! It is absolutely correct! Your eyes are just fine! How do you take off a red wine stain with white wine or Vodka? Since you are going to wash your clothes eventually anyway, why not have another alcoholic stain on it as well?
No, no!! I am just kidding, that’s not the way it works! The thing is this! White wine and Vodka can also be used to “draw borders” on your red stain, they can prevent the red wine from leaving a larger stain on the fabric that is!
So, in case you are out in a bar or restaurant where finding salt or baking soda is not that easy, what is easier than using some white wine or Vodka? Again same process follows as mentioned with the first two tricks.
No #4: Club Soda
As weird as it might sound, club soda can also do the deed! In fact you may use the club soda either on a wet or a dry wine stain. How can you do that? Well, you have to pour the club soda little by little on your cloth. Keep doing that until most of it or all of the stain goes away! It is simple, yet it works! Wash your cloth and that’s it!
Another useful tip about club soda is that you can use it in combination with the salt to have more chances of taking the stain off as quickly and effectively as possible. All you have to do is pour the club soda on the stain, still little by little, after you have covered it with the salt. Sounds good? Trust me, it is!
No #5: Special Products For Removing Red Wine Stains
This is obviously the last solution! On the rare occasion that the above tricks do not remove the red wine off your clothes, which they usually do, you will have to go for the special products created just for this case! You may find them almost anywhere, from mini markets to Cleaning product stores!
For what it matters, being a regular on having to clear red wine stains from my clothes, I have found all the above tricks to be actually working in most cases. Though they may seem to be really simple and impossible to be used instead of special products, they do! However, there are some occasions were the worst case scenario emerges and the last remaining solution is for me to use a special red wine remover product.
Special Note: White Wine and baking soda is another combination to use just as club soda and salt!
To Sum Up…
These are some of the tricks you may use in order for you to take a red wine stain off your clothes! Whether you are in a bar, restaurant, a friend’s home or in yours, you now know some tricks that will help you keep the same clothes for some time before disposing of them. You no longer have to be frustrated about red wine stains and instead of spending a great amount of energy, time and money, you may continue sipping on your favorite wine without worrying about some little red wine drips on your clothes.
Hope you liked it and found that post helpful… Try some of these tricks and let me know how they worked for you! I would also be delighted on checking some of your tricks on removing red wine stains…