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How to Remove Wine Stains

How to Remove Wine Stains

We’ve all been there your standing next to a table of drinks having a chat, when suddenly you knock a whole glass of red wine over the sofa. Good news! Don't worry a red wine spillage doesn’t necessarily mean a permanent stain if you act quickly. We will show you some of the most effective and efficient ways to get red wine out of a fabric sofa.


Bye Bye Wine Stain

As red wine stains gradually seep deeper into the fabric, it is a good idea to act quickly when the spill occurs. 

Here is what you'll need: 

  • Clean absorbent cloth 
  • Warm Water 
  • Salt 
  • Vinegar


Step One

As soon as there is a spill, immediately blot (don't rub) the liquid with the clean cloth or paper towels. It is also a good idea to work from the outside in, to prevent the stain from spreading. If the stain has dried, skip this step. 


Step Two

If you don't have any stain remover you can use warm water and salt this will prevent the stain for setting into the fabric. A new stain will usually be diluted by the warm water and come off on the sponge, make sure you wring out the cloth and re-soak it every so often so you don't spread the stain. Once you’ve taken out as much of the stain as possible, blot dry.


Step Three

If you are struggling to remove the stain try dropping some vinegar on it and brushing it off. The acidity of the vinegar will usually help in removing the stain. 


Step Four

After soaking the stain with vinegar, pour a small amount of liquid detergent on it to lift away any remaining wine. Clean it off with the sponge and warm water and blot with a clean cloth. 


Step Five

These steps are to minimize your expenses by using readily available household cleaners to get rid of the spill quickly. If your stain is truly stubborn after the previous steps, you may want to think about purchasing an upholstery cleaner from the Guardsman amazon page or your local DIY store.


Guardsman Protection Plan

Guardsman protection has you covered for 5 years piece of mind your sofa is protected. If you don’t have a Furniture Protection Plan, Guardsman can still help! Their talented techs can carry out stain removal services, cosmetic repairs like burns to your dining table, scratched leather or a thread pull in your fabric. 


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