What’s the Best Way to Clean a Red Wine Stain?


As what many people say, red wine is easy to drink but it is much easier to spill. Below are just some of the cleaning myths that you should do away. A professor from Fashion Institute of Technology debunks these cleaning myths and show you the best way on how to rightfully clean the red wine stain on your shirt.




Salt is only a best option when you are cleaning up a stain which was freshly-spilled on your dress or shirt. Once it dried out, applying salt will do you no good. You can just sprinkle the salt to the freshly-spilled red wine stain on your shirt so that it can absorb the wine out. This salt solution is also applicable when red wine is freshly-spilled on your couches, curtains, bedspreads, and other home items. However, when your short is made of cotton, rinsing it with hot water will do the trick.


Oxi Products


When it comes to dried and old stains, oxi products is the best solution to get those stains out. You will notice that once the red wine has settled down to your garment and has dried out, it is almost impossible to get rid of it. However, most people say that a simple saturation of hot water in the area where wine was spilled and applying a pre-treatment followed by applying any oxi product for about 2-10 hours your garments will do the trick.


White Wine


Using white wine to clean the spilled red wine off your garment is a big no-no. You should never use white wine, no matter what kind it is, to clean your shirt. This is one of the cleaning myths which the professor from Fashion Institute of Technology shut down since every wine contains certain fruit juice in it. Never be deceived with its transparency.


Others Ways


When it comes to other home items are other cleaning ways which can be considered on a case to case basis.


  • Banana Peel may be used to polish your household silverwares. You can simply blend those banana peels with a little amount of water in order to create a polishing paste.
  • Cucumber – Slices of cucumbers can also be used to polish pans, sink, faucet, and steel pots. It can also be used on removing certain marks from the walls.
  • Onions – Few people only know that onions are also one of the best cleaning agents to scrub those grates clean. You can just get your grill piping hot and use a long-handled fork by just striking those onions back and forth.
  • Tea – Aside from helping you fulfill a healthy diet, teas can also act as a cleaning agent. After drinking your tea, you can use those tea bags by simply cooling it and polishing it into your wood surfaces such as floors and cabinets.
  • Walnuts – If you discover scratches from your furniture or cabinetry, you can use a half walnut to remove those scratches. The natural oil from the walnut will help lift those scratches.
  • Rice – Just like your tea bags, only few people know that rice also acts as a cleaning agent. It can help clean your coffee grinder.
  • Ketchup – Home items with copper such as bowls, pans, and pots can be easily polished by using ketchup. The natural acidity from the ketchup will make your home items made of copper shine and look as if it is brand new.
  • Coffee Grinds – you can use this when it comes to cleaning any greasy surfaces. It will also deodorize your refrigerator.
  • Lemon – Apart from using this to whiten your skin, lemon is a great cleaning agent because of its natural acidity. It can remove stains found on your cutting boards and it can also help clean your kitchen faucet.





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