Don’t we all love a delicious glass of the finest red wine but drinking it comes with the risk of stubborn stains. No matter how careful we are, spills are just bound to happen. Let me tell you these stains are not easy to remove but if you want to get rid of them, the key is to act immediately.

However, if you couldn’t act swiftly on it, then don’t worry. We are here with some of the most effective tricks to remove red wine stains.


salt wine stains remove

Salt is your absolute best friend if you want to remove these tenacious wine stains. Salt will absorb the wine and remove the colour from the surface. You just need to dab it with a bit of cold water, then spread lots of salt over the stain and leave it for 5 – 10 minutes.

If the stains are more stubborn than you thought, then you should leave the salt (benefits of different kinds of salt) for a few hours or even overnight. Then wash it off afterwards.


There is a saying in Hindi “loha hi lohe ko katta hai”. Similarly, you can fight alcohol with alcohol. You can remove the red wine stains from your clothing by rubbing alcohol on it. Once you have rinsed the stained clothes in cold water, dab a little bit of isopropyl alcohol to remove the stain.

Boiling Water

boiling water wine stains remove

Start by boiling some water in a kettle or on the gas stove. While the water is being boiled, get a large glass bowl and put the fabric on it by stretching it. Secure it with a rubber band. Now, pour the boiling water on it from a distance and it will wash off the stains.

White Vinegar And Laundry Detergent

Cover the stains in white vinegar (beauty uses of vinegar) which will neutralize the red pigment. Then, apply vinegar and rub in liquid detergent. Now, wash it in hot water and the stains will be gone.

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Club Soda

club soda wine stains remove

One of the great ways of removing red wine stains is by using red wine. Pour the club soda on the stain and let it fizz and soak for a few minutes. Carbonation will remove all the stains by dissolving the red pigment.

Then, use a sponge or any clean cloth to absorb the liquid. If the stains are still not gone properly, then repeat the process.  

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Tips To Keep In Mind

  • Use a paper towel or a clean cloth to dab the area as it will absorb the wine. The more you soak up, the less it will leave a stain.
  • Avoid scrubbing vigorously as it will embed the red wine more into the fabric.
  • Add moisture to the affected area as quickly as possible.
  • Bleach works wonders on white clothes for removing red wine stains, however, don’t use it on any other coloured surface as it will discolour it. 
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