Our tips for you

For red wine enthusiasts, there is nothing more distressing than spilling it somewhere. But if it happens to be on a fabric sofa, a carpet, or even the carpet… Fortunately, there are various tricks to clean red wine stains that can be used on different surfaces and textiles. Here are the tips from our experts.


Indeed, if the stain is on a garment or a cushion, milk can be a good option for you.

  • First, gently remove the stained fabric and dab the stain gently with a clean paper towel to absorb as much liquid as possible.
  • Next, place the stained fabric in a container containing milk and let it soak for about an hour. The proteins in the milk will act on the tannins of the red wine, making it easier to remove.
  • Finally, after soaking, wash the fabric as usual, using a mild detergent if necessary. Make sure to check if the stain has disappeared before drying the fabric, as drying can set the stain.

Shaving foam

Whether it’s a carpet or your fabric sofa stained with red wine, a simple method involves shaving foam.

  • First, generously apply shaving foam to the red wine stain.
  • Next, use a clean cloth to gently blot the shaving foam, being careful not to rub the stain, which could spread it.
  • Then, after blotting the shaving foam, rinse the area with clean water and dry it by gently blotting with a clean towel.

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a mild bleaching agent that can help remove red wine stains. However, test it first on a hidden small area to ensure there will be no discoloration.

  • First, lightly moisten the red wine stain with water.
  • Secondly, pour hydrogen peroxide onto the stain and let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Then, blot the area with a clean cloth to remove excess liquid and let it air dry.

Baking soda and lemon juice

This combination acts as a cleaning and deodorizing agent.

  • To begin, mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a few drops of lemon juice to form a paste.
  • Then, apply the paste to the red wine stain. Leave it on for about an hour to allow the mixture to penetrate and break down the stain.
  • Next, gently scrub the area with a soft-bristled brush or a clean cloth, then rinse thoroughly with clean water.

White vinegar

Indeed, white vinegar is an excellent natural stain remover and disinfectant.

  • First, use a tablespoon of white vinegar to lightly dab the red wine stain.
  • Then, gently rinse the area with clean water to remove the vinegar and the stain.
  • Finally, let it air dry.

Water, soap and 70% alcohol

This solution is gentle but effective in removing wine stains.

  • To begin, mix half a cup of warm water with a little dish soap and a drop of 70% alcohol.
  • Then, soak a clean cloth in this mixture and gently dab the red wine stain.
  • Finally, rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap and alcohol residue.

Seek expert help

If in doubt or if the stain persists, it is recommended to consult a textile cleaning expert. They can provide specific advice based on the type of fabric and the nature of the stain. Moreover, they often have access to more effective professional cleaning products and methods.


In conclusion, by following these step-by-step cleaning methods, you should be able to effectively remove red wine stains from various surfaces and textiles.

For more information about preventive maintenance or to book an appointment with a reputable dry carpet cleaning company: contact us.

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