How to remove red wine stains

We’ve all been there – enjoying a meal, and a splash of red wine ends up on our clothes. Don’t worry; it happens to everyone.

The key is to act quickly and prevent the wine stain from setting. Even in the most desperate situations, there’s a remedy.

Here are eight useful remedies to eliminate wine stains:

  1. Cornstarch and Baking Soda
  2. Lemon Juice
  3. Oxygenated Bleach
  4. Sparkling Water
  5. Table Salt
  6. Toothpaste
  7. Water and Soap
  8. White Wine and Baking Soda

A different case concerns wine stains on the wall.

Cornstarch and Baking Soda

How to remove red wine stains: cornstarch and Baking Soda

Mix equal parts cornstarch and baking soda, apply the mixture thickly on the wine stain, let it sit for at least half an hour, and then proceed with washing.

Use this solution for fresh stains.

Lemon Juice

A classic remedy for both fresh and dried stains.

Drop lemon juice on the entire stain, add a few drops of liquid soap, let it sit for a few minutes, and then wash.

How to remove red wine stains: lemon juice

Oxygenated Bleach

How to remove red wine stains: oxygenated Bleach

Utilize the power of oxygenated bleach, such as sodium percarbonate, by soaking the fabric in a solution of water and percarbonate.

Follow the instructions on the package.

Sparkling Water

If you’re at a restaurant and just stained your clothes, pour abundant sparkling water on the stain, rub with a clean cloth to minimize the stain, and proceed with washing when you get home.

How to remove red wine stains: sparkling Water

Table Salt

How to remove red wine stains: table salt

Suitable for all fabric types, cover the stain with table salt, massage it, and let it sit for ten minutes.

Rinse with very hot or boiling water, being careful not to burn yourself.


If the stain is dry, apply toothpaste, let it sit for a few hours, and then wash.

Be cautious with whitening toothpaste, as it can have a bleaching effect on colored fabrics.

How to remove red wine stains: tooth paste

Water and Soap

How to remove red wine stains: water and sopa

Pour lukewarm water on the stained area and add a few drops of liquid soap before washing.

This quick remedy is useful when you need a fast solution with limited resources.

Important: Avoid washing the stain with hot or boiling water, as it sets the stain deeper and causes irreversible damage.

White Wine and Baking Soda

Pour white wine on the red wine stain, blot, then apply baking soda. Let it sit for a few hours.

Before washing, remove excess baking soda.

How to remove red wine stains: white wine and baking soda

Wine Stains on the Wall

To remove wine splatters on the wall, you can follow two methods:

  1. Warm water and liquid soap for washable walls. Once done, rinse and let it dry.
  2. Cotton balls and bleach for non-washable walls. Pour bleach into a small container, dip cotton balls into the bleach, and press firmly on the stain. Work on small areas, repeating until the wine stains disappear.


If the stain is from white wine, don’t worry; it will likely disappear after a couple of machine washes. For sweet wine stains, mix dish soap with hydrogen peroxide, apply the mixture, let it sit for ten minutes, and rinse with cold water.

Now you’re equipped with various remedies. The next time you stain your clothes, you know what to do. One more thing – open a good bottle of wine and enjoy!


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