As much as we may love wine, having to deal with wine stains is a complete nightmare, especially if it's a pretty dress that just got ruined or someone spilled some wine on your precious rug. While it may seem like there's no saving the day, you can actually turn things around to make it right by following a few basic rules. The first is of course to not panic or try and scrub the fabric in the hope to remove the stain. It will only do more worse than good. The second rule is to use a clean cloth to gently dab the spot to soak as much wine as possible. If you have got these under control, then you should move on to a few easy hacks that can help remove wine stains like it's no big deal.
Hard to believe? Well, you got to try these tried and tested hacks to see it for yourself:
This is one of the most common recommendations to remove wine stains from clothes, table linen as well as other soft furnishings. Once you notice the wine stain, immediately pour some white vinegar over it. Let it rest for a few minutes and then add some detergent and wash gently in hot water. After a few scrubs, the stains will disappear.
Baking soda has got to be one of the most used ingredients for quick fixes. It helps in removing wine stains too, especially in rugs and mats. First soak the stained area with a little water, and then sprinkle some baking soda on it. Using your fingers, spread it out gently and let it rest overnight. Dip a cotton dab in white vinegar and use it scrub off the stain. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean up little tidbits.
If you don't have the above ingredients, then make use of salt, which also helps in removing stains. Immediately sprinkle some salt over the stain and allow it to soak it up. Then using a detergent, wash off the stain.
Next time your heart skips a beat when someone spills some wine, follow these quick hacks to save the day.Comments