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The Ultimate Guide to Removing Wine Stains

Wine lovers know that sometimes the best evenings end with a small wine stain on clothes, the tablecloth or even the carpet. But don't worry, even the most dreaded wine stains can be controlled with the right tips. Here's a foolproof guide to removing those unwanted stains.

1. Act quickly

The key to removing a wine stain is to act quickly. The longer you wait, the more time the stain will have to penetrate the fibers of the fabric. As soon as the wine is spilled, gently dab the stain with a clean cloth to absorb as much liquid as possible.

2. Salt as an ally

Salt is an excellent ally for absorbing red wine. Generously sprinkle the wine stain with salt, which will allow the salt to absorb the liquid. The more salt, the better. Leave it on for a few minutes.

3. Baking soda as reinforcement

After treating the stain with salt, make a paste by mixing baking soda with water until you have a paste consistency. Apply this paste to the wine stain and leave to act for 15 to 30 minutes. The baking soda will absorb more of the wine and help loosen the stain.

4. Use white vinegar

After rinsing out the baking soda, pour white vinegar onto the wine stain. White vinegar is excellent for removing stain residue while neutralizing the wine odor. Gently scrub the stain with a soft brush.

5. Wash the fabric

After following these steps, wash the item of clothing or tablecloth as usual, using a detergent suitable for the fabric. Make sure the wine stain is gone before drying the fabric, as heat can set the stain.

These tips should help you overcome stubborn wine stains. So the next time the wine spills, don't panic, because you'll be ready to face it with confidence.