You are sitting on the comfortable sofa, enjoying a nice company and some great red wine. Isn’t this the perfect scenario for the winter evening? A great red wine can be a great addition to your romantic moments, but however it could become a disaster when spilled on your favourite comfortable sofa. A quick reaction will definitely save your coach and your evening.
It is important not to panic and start dragging and rubbing the stain. Stay calm and take your time to work with caution and attention to detail. This will guarantee the stain removal from the precious sofa.
Before Cleaning of Stains
When you are facing stain cleaning from any kind of fabric material – it could be your carpet, upholstery or drapery, you need to perform a quick fabric test. Find a small hidden piece of the material and test the cleaning solution to make sure it does not damage the colours and the materials. If you keep the manufacturers’ labels of the fabrics, you may find more cleaning instructions there.
Most of the stains can be cleaned by some products that you always keep in your kitchen. To remove the red wine stains you may use white wine and salt. Begin with sprinkling white wine on the stained area and add some salt to the wine and the stain. Leave the spot and the cleaning solution to sit there for about 15 minutes and absorb the moisture using a dry cloth. Mix some hot water and gentle detergent to rinse the stained area and blot the stain using a clean dry cloth. Allow the area to air dry and if you see more traces of the stain, apply the whole process again.
Another good household solution for cleaning red wine stains is using liquid dish detergent and cool water. Mix the ingredients and use a sponge to apply on the stained area. Use a clean dry towel to blot the spot and repeat the process until the stain is completely removed. Rinse the area using hot water and a sponge. Avoid using the sofa until the area is completely dry, because the moisture could absorb dirt and you could additionally damage the fabrics.
If any of the above methods do not help in the red wine stain fight, contact professional cleaning services to help you remove any kind of stain from your sofa, carpets, upholstery, drapery and furniture.