How to Remove a Red Wine Stain On Clothes, Carpet, and Upholstery

by jyoti singh digital marketer


Red wine stains are one of the most dreaded types of stains, because they're so hard to get out. But there's no need to panic! In this post, we'll show you how to effectively remove red wine stains from your clothes and other fabrics with some simple household items. So if you've spilled a glassful of cabernet sauvignon on your new white shirt, don't worry: We've got you covered.

Start by blotting the stain.

  • Blot

To start, you'll need a clean, white cloth. Press the cloth against the stain and lift immediately. Repeat until the stain is gone. If it's still there, move on to step two!

If you have any, sprinkle talcum powder onto the stained area.

If you have any, sprinkle talcum powder onto the stained area. Talcum powder absorbs the stain and can be used as a last-minute fix if you don't have any white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide on hand.

Soak the stain in cold water for at least 20 minutes.

Soak the stain in cold water for at least 20 minutes. Pour some cold water on the stain and let it sit for 20 minutes. The cold water will help to change the color of your clothes and make them look less like they have been stained by red wine.

If the stain is still there, try using a non-bleach detergent on it.

If the stain is still there, try using a non-bleach detergent on it. This will help remove the stains from your clothes, carpet, and upholstery. Use a sponge or cloth to apply the detergent to the stain and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. Rinse out with cold water.


Mixing baking soda, white vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide is a great way to clean up red wine stains. These natural ingredients help break down the stain, making it easier to remove from the fabric. Baking soda is a mild abrasive that will work on most fabrics without damaging them. White vinegar is an acid that can react with the stain and break it down. Hydrogen peroxide also works as an oxidizer (a chemical substance that causes oxidation) which helps remove stains by changing their color or composition.

All these ingredients are good choices for removing red wine stains but keep in mind that they will not always completely get rid of them completely because sometimes there’s no getting around some tough stains!


If you're lucky, the stain is small enough that you can get away with blotting or dabbing it up. If not, then it's time to get a little bit more aggressive with your stain removal tactics.

Here's how to remove a red wine stain from clothing:

  • Mix one-half cup of club soda and one-half cup of salt in a bowl. Add enough water until the mixture forms a paste that is wet but not dripping.

  • Saturate the area with water before applying the mixture directly onto the clothing item or carpeted surface where the red wine has stained. Make sure that all parts are well covered; avoid leaving any areas uncovered by this solution as this will make them difficult to clean later on down below after they have dried out again once applied (which may take awhile). Try not

Learn what to do when you spill red wine on your clothes

What can you do if you spill red wine on your clothes? First, let's dispel a myth about red wine stains. Most people assume that the stain is caused by tannin, which is found in grape skins (and has been used for centuries to treat leather). However, it turns out that tannin only makes up at most 10% of the stain. So what's actually causing that red color?

You may have already guessed it: protein! The liquid part of any food contains proteins—they're what makes things like steak and chicken juicy as they heat up in your mouth. When too much protein comes into contact with oxygen, it forms an insoluble complex with iron-containing compounds called metal oxides—which gives us our familiar brownish-red coloration.

So if our true culprit isn't tannins but rather meat-derived proteins instead...then how are we supposed to get rid of those stubborn stains? Read on for some advice on how best tackle this problem!


We hope this post has given you a few options for removing red wine stains from clothes, carpet, and furniture. As always when dealing with delicate fabrics, we recommend testing these methods on a small piece of the fabric or an inconspicuous area before you apply them to the stain. For more on how to remove other types of stains, check out our posts on How To Get Grease Out of Clothes and How to Remove Blood Stains From Clothes.

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