How to get rid of red wine stains – the 3 hacks to try

This Morning: Expert shares easy hack to remove stains

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Red wine is notoriously difficult to remove from a carpet, or anywhere it is spilt. If you’ve accidentally tipped over a glass of red wine, you’ll need to act fast. Here’s how to get rid of red wine stains, according to the author of The 15-Minute Clean: the Quickest Way to a Sparkling Home, Lynsey Crombie aka Lynsey Queen of Clean.

How to get rid of red wine stains

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to removing wine stains.

The bad news is: The Queen of Clean says red wine is “pretty impossible” to get out.

However, the good news is there are a few ways that can work in some circumstances.

Newspaper and salt

The oldest trick in the book when it comes to removing red wine stains is newspaper and salt.

Lynsey said: “This hack takes some time but usually works.

“Place newspaper under the stain and then pour a generous amount of salt directly onto the stain and let it sit.

“The salt will absorb the wine and it will slowly disappear.”

Cold water and white vinegar

If you’ve caught the stain quickly, you might be able to remove it with cold water and vinegar.

Lynsey said: “If you catch it soon enough, flush the stain with cold water under the tap.

“Then, flush the reverse side to push the wine stain out of the fabric.”

Lynsey added: “Then keep the stain cold and liberally spray it in white vinegar.

“Leave it to soak overnight and then wash on a low heat.”

You’ll need to be patient to see if the stain comes out overnight, and if not you can try one of the other hacks.

Looking for a product to use on a potential wine stain? Look no further!

Lynsey said: “Product-wise, Wine No More! from Lakeland works well.”

This red wine stain remover (£7.99 from Lakeland) is handy to have in the cupboard in case of a spillage.

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