You know how it goes. You’ve got everything clean, ready, and arranged for your guests. People arrive and the festivities are going great — until someone spills red wine on your carpet, couch, or themselves. Red wine is one of those notorious stains that can be a nightmare to remove. But the next time this happens to you, you’ll know what to do! Here’s how to remove that red wine stain.
1. Act Fast
If the stain is allowed to sit, you can bet it’ll be harder to remove. And never, ever put an item stained with red wine into the dryer, as this will set it for sure. As soon as the spill happens, lift the wine out of the fibers by blotting — not rubbing. Absorb as much as you can without scrubbing, which usually just spreads it further.