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How do you get a red wine stain out?

Asked by erincollins (413points) August 12th, 2009

I just spilled red win on my couch cover. How do I make sure it doesn’t stain?

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YARNLADY's avatar

If you can remove the cover, soak it in a tub of water with a cup of Oxyclean.

AstroChuck's avatar

Where’s Billy Mays now that you need him? He could have helped. Oh well. He’s gone so I guess it’s all up to me.
Try covering the stain completely with salt or talcum powder. After it absorbs the liquid and dries completely just vacuum it up. This works most of the time.

erincollins's avatar

@AstroChuck I just did that with the salt and let it sit for a while and vacuumed it up and there what still a huge stain. I poured white wine on top of it (i read that it works) then put some stain remover on it and threw it in the wash… we’ll see…

simone54's avatar

White wine…

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Let’s do this Letterman style:

10. Just put newspaper over it.
9. Flip the cover over.
8. Buy a new couch cover
7. Buy a new house
6. Call your congressman
5. Switch it with the neighbors
4. Become an extreme minimalist, sell everything and sit cross legged on the floor
3. Try feeding it to a bear
2. Bill Clinton told me that Monica Lewinski could take care of that no problem.
1. Drink more red wine until you can’t see it anymore

[applause] .... [cricket sound…]

simone54's avatar

Let’s not…

rebbel's avatar

Have you tried the stain-scissors?

wildpotato's avatar

Check out Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Survivor. He goes over how to get anything out of anything.

Kayak8's avatar

In science class, we always learned that “like dissolves like” I am going with the white wine answer . . .

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ubersiren's avatar

Try Resolve carpet cleaner if you think the fabric on your sofa can handle it. I spilled an entire glass of red wine on my carpet (rather, my son did a flying cartwheel thing into the glass) and we just used Resolve right away, and it took care of it completely. But that was like, 30 seconds after it happened. But good thing about a cushion cover is that after you Resolve it, you can also stick it in the washer.

scotielee's avatar

Having worked in a few bars, I’ve seen this a few times. One way that has never let me down is soaking some soda water on top of the stain. Just rub it out.

@NaturalMineralWater great answer.
@ubersiren looks like we must appreciate some of the same things, here you are again.

skfinkel's avatar

Try hydrogen peroxide.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Peroxide gets out most stains ive tried it on. Even blood stains come up with ease with peroxide.

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