And now, for a practical post that has nothing to do with the enjoyment of wine, and everything to do with making sure an accidental wine spill doesn’t ruin your evening. What do you do if you spill red wine on your clothes (or a guest’s), or on the carpet? Despite all of the wine consumed in my home, I have yet to acquire a single stain anywhere, even after overconsumption. And now I’m going to share my secrets with you.
Basically, what you do depends on what you spill it on. Here’s a rundown of each trick so you can’t go wrong.
If you spill on…..
In most cases, the stain can be pre-treated. Simply add a teaspoon of dish soap to a cup of hydrogen peroxide. Dab this mixture onto the stain with a sponge. Then wash the item either in the washer in cold water, or by hand. Then air dry. And Presto! The exception is if the item of clothing is dry clean only. In that case take it straight to the cleaners.
Soak a sponge in warm water and blot the spot to dilute it. Then apply some talcum powder to the stain. Let it stand for a few minutes, then brush it off. Repeat if necessary.
Well, in that case, you’re out of luck. Nothing can get a red wine stain out of a carpet.
Just kidding. It’s actually almost identical to what you do with clothes. Mix one teaspoon of dish soap with one cup of hydrogen peroxide. Then use a sponge to apply this to the stain. Blot dry with a cloth or paper towels.
At least that’s what all the experts on the internet say to do. If you have come across a better method, leave it in the comments below, and you too will become an internet expert as well!
I can’t wait to experience a actual wine stain disaster just so I can thwart it without batting an eye.Tweet this!