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Removing Red Wine Stains From Carpet

Whether you happen to be at a friend’s party, a wine-tasting or a relative’s farewell party, if red wine is present, it always has a way of ending up on someone’s tablecloth, carpet or cloth. The secret t getting rid of red wine stains easily is by acting as soon as the spill occurs. It is way easier to get rid of a fresh red wine stain than a dried up red wine stain. However, this article will focus on removing both fresh (wet) and dried up (old) red wine stains.

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Removing Fresh (Wet) Red Wine Stains

It is quite easy to remove wet red wine stains. One factor that you must put into consideration for easier stain removal is making sure you blot the stain and never rub it. Blotting the stain pushes the stain deeper into whatever fabric that contains the spill. Outlined is a detailed process on how to get rid of wet red wine stain.
Requirements
·Boiling water
·Talcum powder
·Baking soda
·Club soda
·White wine
·Salt

Stain removal process

As much as this method is safe for quite a number of washable fabrics, make sure you first test on a small part of the affected area just to make sure that the fabric will not end up getting discoloured or damaged at the end of the stain removal process.

1.Begin the process by first blotting as much wine as possible from the fabric. Make sure you use a clean cloth. It is advisable to blot the stained area through the whole process without scrubbing at all. Make sure you also work on the stain from the outside part heading for the center. This ensures that the stain does not spread to the clean areas around the stain.

2.Dab the stained area with white wine, use a clean cloth to blot.

3.If no change occurs to the stain, try dabbing with club soda and then blot with a clean cloth.

4.In case the stain persists, consider pouring baking soda or salt or talcum powder right on the stain, then let it rest. The powder is supposed to soak up the red wine stain and eventually remove it.

5.In case, your fabric has the ability to accommodate hot water. Try laying the stain across a bowl and then pour boiling water right on the stain. As the boiling water runs through the stain, it is supposed to draw it out.

6.Once the stain has been removed, wash the fabric in cold water and make sure you follow the manufacturer’s detergent recommendations.

7.Make sure you later air-dry the fabric just to be certain that the stain is not visible when the fabric dries up.

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Removing Old (Dry) Red Wine Stains

As much as dried red wine stains can be quite taxing to remove, it is not impossible.
Requirements
·Non-alkali/Non-bleach dish detergent
·Paper towels/ white clothes
·Hydrogen peroxide
·Cream of Tartar
·Towel
·Water

Stain removal process

As much as this method is safe for quite a number of washable fabrics, make sure you first test on a small part of the affected area just to make sure that the fabric will not end up getting discoloured or damaged at the end of the stain removal process.

1.Begin the process by first blotting as much wine as possible from the fabric. Make sure you use a clean cloth. It is advisable to blot the stained area through the whole process without scrubbing at all. Make sure you also work on the stain from the outside part heading for the center. This ensures that the stain does not spread to the clean areas around the stain.

2.If it is a light fabric that has two sides first place a towel under the stain just to ensure that the stain does not transfer to the unstained side.

3.Mix 1 part of detergent with 2 parts hydrogen peroxide and then blot the stained area with the solution.

4.If the stain happens to persist consider applying cream of tartar mixed with water.

5.Let the paste rest and then rinse it after a few minutes. Strictly rinse by blotting and make sure you use a clean towel.

6.Once the stain has been removed, wash the fabric in cold water and make sure you follow the manufacturer’s detergent recommendations.

7.Make sure you later air-dry the fabric just to be certain that the stain is not visible when the fabric dries up.

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Conclusion

When it comes to removing red wine stains it is crucial to follow all instructions keenly since a slight mistake can make your stain a permanent stain. Outlined are Dos and Don’ts that must be followed for you to successfully remove your stain.

·Do not use warm water. Warm water can play a major role in enhancing the entire setting process which ends up making the stain harder to remove.

·If you happen to be travelling, you can consider rubbing white toothpaste (Colgate) on the wine stain so as to remove it.

·If the stain happens to be in a fabric that is strictly dry-cleaning only, don’t attempt removing the stain on your own as this could result in damaging your fabric. Make sure you take your stained fabric to a professional as soon as you can so that it can be removed professionally.

·If you do not know the kind of a fabric you are dealing with do not use chemicals. It is knowledgeable to know that if you stain leather, silk, suede, wool or dry clean only fabrics you may need to invest in a professional cleaner.

·Do not apply any kind of heat on a red wine stain as this could result to the stain sticking permanently.

·Do not try using colored napkins to dab your stain. Colored napkins tend to leave their color behind when exposed to any form of wetness. You will end up having to clean up two stains.

·Do not panic if the stain turns blue after applying any stain removal agent. This is quite normal and the blue color fades away as soon as you use detergent on your fabric.

Red wine stain removal does not have to be a nightmare anymore since you all you need is to follow the methods and tips offered above.
 
 

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