Wine stains are notoriously difficult to get out of clothes. It is even more complicated when that wine stain is made from rose-based wines, leaving a pinkish color on the fabric. So, what do you do when your favorite article of clothing or fabric has been stained with rose wine?
If you’re having trouble getting the stain out of your clothes, don’t worry. It’s easy to remove rose wine stains from fabric with a few household items you most likely already have laying around the house. Here are simple yet effective ways to get rose wine stains out.
One of the common mistakes people make after staining their clothes or fabrics with rose wine is allowing the stain to sit for too long before trying to remove it. The longer the stain sits, the harder it becomes to remove.
So act quickly.
Next time you have a rose wine stain, follow these simple guidelines:
- First, use a clean cloth or paper towels to blot the excess liquid from the fabric. This is a crucial step because it will prevent the liquid from spreading and making the stain bigger.
- Do not scrub or rub at the stain as it could further damage the fabric.
- Add some water to the rose stain to break up the wine molecules.
- Avoid bleach on colored clothes. Bleach may be a handy solution for getting rid of rose stains on white clothes, but it will discolor colored garments.
Once you’ve followed these simple hacks, you can try any cleaning solutions we’ve discussed in the next section to get rid of the stain completely.
The last thing you need is stains on your clothes, especially if they’re one of a kind since they’re practically irreplaceable.
However, sometimes disasters happen, and you spill something difficult to get rid of, like rose wine. Fortunately, you can use several cleaning solutions to restore your fabric or article of clothing to tip-top condition. These include:
One of the handy household items you can use to clean up a rose wine stain is salt. Salt absorbs the wine and lifts the color away from the surface. Some people swear by kosher salt, but any salt should do the trick. Just make sure the salt doesn’t have any color, as with some herbal salts.
- Begin by blotting the stain to remove what you can
- Next, dab the area with a bit of cold water and then spread plenty of salt over it.
- Let it sit for at least five minutes to absorb most of the wine.
- Launder the fabric as usual according to care instructions.
If you’re dealing with a stubborn stain, let the salt soak into the fabric overnight and rinse the affected area with cold water. If the stain is still present, repeat the steps, making sure to blot the cloth to remove all the excess wine.
In the case of upholstery and carpet, you can follow up with the next cleaning solutions until the stain is completely gone.
You’ll need mild dish soap and hydrogen peroxide for this rose wine removal process. You should only use this method for colorfast or light-colored clothes because hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching agent and may damage colored items.
- Mix three parts hydrogen peroxide and one part dish soap.
- Spot-test a small part of the fabric to ensure it won’t react.
- Once you’ve determined that your clothes are colorfast, use a spray bottle or cotton swab to apply this mixture directly to the wine stain.
- Leave the solution on the stain for at least one hour. However, the stain should start fading as soon as you do it. If not, try dabbing the solution onto the stain using the swab until it comes off.
For clothes, once the stain is gone, put them in the washing machine and launder as usual. If you’re working on a carpet or upholstery, clean off the solution with a clean wet cloth and vacuum or air dry.
This is another safe mixture for most fabrics but works best for tough carpet stains.
For this method:
- Mix 1/4 tablespoon of baking soda and one tablespoon of vinegar. Alternatively, you can mix one part baking soda and three parts water.
- Apply a generous amount to the stain and allow it to air dry.
- Blot the excess and repeat if you’re not satisfied with the results.
If you don’t have baking soda, you can substitute it with salt and combine it with vinegar instead of water for the best results.
Sometimes you need to fight fire with fire. In this case, alcohol with alcohol. If the stain is fresh, douse a cotton ball or cloth in rubbing alcohol and blot the stain until it’s gone. For older stains, you may want to allow the rubbing alcohol to sit on the stain for a minute or two before blotting.
This method is only suitable for sturdy, colorfast clothes. Begin by boiling two cups of water. You can add some salt to make the solution even more potent.
Next, hold the item of clothing over a sink and pour the hot water over the stain. The hot water should loosen the pigmentation and lighten the stain significantly.
If the stain doesn’t come off completely, use the other methods we’ve discussed to remove the remaining stain.
Final Thoughs on Cliening Rose Wine Stains
Spilling wine on your favorite dress or tie can be the ultimate fashion nightmare. Not to mention it can be the end to a perfectly good evening.
But before you go and toss that garment in the trash, try one of these methods for removing the wine stain. Depending on the severity, one of these should do the trick. Just be sure to act fast – the longer a wine stain sits, the harder it is to remove!
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