Accidental red wine stains happen to best of wine enthusiasts at some point – it’s a risk we have to take. One minute you’re laughing at a funny joke, next thing you know, there is a red patch on your favorite shirt. Most of us will play cool by taking the mishap in stride, but deep down, you’ll probably be panicking. How will this stain get out? Is your favorite shirt, dress, or carpet ruined? Relax, we have the solution you need.
4 Natural/DIY Remedies for Red Wine Stains on Fabric
As grotesque as it may look (especially on light colored fabric), removing red wine stains is not that hard – as long as you know what to do. Desperation to salvage your clothes or carpet might tempt some of us to use harsh chemicals. Aside from potentially damaging your clothes, these chemicals can also damage the environment. Below are a few DIY natural remedies for red wine stain removal:
Boiling WaterThis technique is pretty straight-forward, particularly for clothes. Simply boil water, stretch the stained fabric over a bowl (fasten with a rubber band), and pour the water directly on to the stain.
Baking Soda/SaltThe first step is to pour some water to dampen the stain and loosen the fabric. Then use a cleaning cloth or some paper towels to absorb the wine/water mixture. Next, sprinkle some baking soda or salt and go back to the party – leave it overnight. After a few hours, dab the stain with a clean cloth, and repeat the process until satisfied.
Vinegar/Club SodaSoak up the excess wine on your carpet with a sponge. Follow up immediately by applying club soda or using a mixture of vinegar and water to neutralize the wine pigments. Rinse afterward, and your fabric should be good as new.
Dish Detergent/Hydrogen PeroxideApply a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and washing detergent to the stain and let it sit for a while. As the mixture soaks into the cloth or carpet, you’ll notice that the stain will gradually fade. When this happens, rinse off the fabric.
What About Wine Stains on Your Teeth?
There are a variety of options available to remove red wine stains from your teeth, such as eating cheese, a slice of lemon, sparkling water, or brushing your teeth. However, we have to be practical – especially if we are drinking away from home. Most of these options are hard to find on demand, non-portable, or they interfere with your wine palate. Nobody wants to carry a toothbrush, or cheese around in their pockets when they’re going out on a night of drinking wine with the girls!
Now you can carry wine wipes with you, everywhere you go! Wine Wipes are essential to any wine lover, and can be used on the go.. They can easily fit in your bag/pocket, and they are specially designed to clean red wine stains without ruining your palate. And there you have it – enjoy your favorite Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot without feeling insecure about your smile! Oh, and did we mention they whiten your teeth as well? Remove wine stains from your teeth, and smile with confidence.