Homemade Stain Remover for Red Wine

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Even a few drops of spilled red wine can completely ruin your snow-white tablecloth, carpet or favorite white jeans, if you don't act quickly to neutralize the stain. Fortunately, you can easily prepare an effective red wine stain remover with ingredients likely found in your kitchen or bathroom cupboards. In a test performed by ModernWineCellar.com, the following recipe beat all others in terms of efficacy.

Things You'll Need

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Liquid dish detergent
  • A spray bottle
  • Pour a ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle. Use 3% hydrogen peroxide --a stronger solution could damage or discolor certain fabrics.

  • Add ½ cup of liquid dish detergent to the spray bottle.

  • Shake to mix the solution well.

  • Spray mixture onto the affected area. Allow the solution to soak for thirty minutes before blotting it off with a clean cotton cloth. Be sure to blot, and not rub, the stain. Rubbing might damage the fabric or cause the stain to spread. If the stain remains after you have blotted it, use additional spray and wait another thirty minutes before blotting away the solution again.

Tips & Warnings

  • For most effective results, use prepare the solution and use it immediately after the spill occurs.
  • Because hydrogen peroxide is a bleach, be sure to test the solution on an inconspicuous portion of the fabric before applying it to the entire stain.

References

  • Photo Credit wine image by Chepko Danil from Fotolia.com
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