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Remove red wine stain from upholstery

Related stains: Red Wine, White Wine, Wine Stain, Wine, Rose, Champagne, Asti Spumante, Asti

Solution for your Red wine stain

You would like a solution for your red wine stain or perhaps you have one of the related stains: red wine, white wine, wine stain, wine, rose, champagne, asti spumante, asti. Your upholstery floor must of course look spotless again soon! Don't panic, our solutions will assist you and ensure that you will get your upholstery floor in top condition again; and keep it that way.

What is very important: do not use home-garden-and-kitchen remedies on your upholstery floor! These have not been tested and are certainly not specially formulated for your upholstery floor. Did you know that many manufacturers actively recommend the use of James products on their materials? In collaboration with those manufacturers, we test their material in our laboratory in order to offer you the best possible solution. Quickly find out the best solution for your Red Wine, White Wine, Wine Stain, Wine, Rose, Champagne, Asti Spumante, Asti stains and which product you might need for that!

Solution for your red wine stain on upholstery

A red wine stain is in many cases easy to remove. Also similar stains, like from white wine, rosé and champagne, are usually properly to remove. In fact, the age of the stain makes no difference for the products of James. Even to remove an old red wine stain is no problem, as long as you meanwhile didn’t use any other (wrong) products and methods. That means that in case of a two year old red wine stain there’s still very much a chance to remove it successfully and without difficulty with the help of James Stain Wonder (the product does the job).

The well-known “tips from grandma” however are most dangerous. For example, it is important that you never use salt nor white wine on a red wine stain. These methods never guarantee to be satisfactory, but may permanently damage your carpet or upholstery. Salt fixes namely colors, you run the risk that the red wine color is fixed, and then no longer can be removed. The result is often an even darker red stain. White wine contains sugars which cause faster re-soiling. Sugars are sticky residues (like e.g. soap, which you should also never use). These residues will over time sooner attract dirt and cause black stains. For more information about red wine stains please read our blog post “the notorious red wine stain”.

Follow our instructions to remove safely and effectively among others red wine stains from your carpet or upholstery. Use the following links for the exact instructions if you didn’t arrive on the right page: red wine stains from upholstery, sofa, chair or car seat, remove red wine stains from rug or carpet.

Never use soap, salt, vinegar and other household products! These cause immediate (visible as a discolouration) or long term (damage or resoiling, stains will then return) problems that you can better prevent.

Treatment of fresh stains

Immediate treatment with water

This stain can be treated immediately with water. For this you need a white, cotton cloth and water. Then follow these steps:

  • First remove, as far as possible, any loose substances using a spoon.
  • Immediately hold a white cotton cloth under the cold tap, wring it out and place it flat on the stain.
  • Leave the cotton cloth in place to dry completely, no peeking. Should the cloth become saturated, replace it with a fresh one as described above. Then leave the cloth until it is completely dry.

Treatment of dried stains

Treat with James Stainwonder (*furniture fabrics)

This stain can be treated with James Stainwonder. Always test for colour fastness and material perpetuation in an inconspicuous area: apply, let it dry and evaluate.

  • Allow the surface to dry completely.
  • Apply James Stainwonder on the dry stain by holding the bottle upside down, placing the opening of the bottle on the stain and then treat the entire stain. Spread a little James Stainwonder on a clean, dry cotton cloth towel and use it to cover the stain. This is to prevent circles from appearing after drying.
  • The product works for 12 hours, so the effect does not have to be immediate. Do not remove the cotton cloth until it is dry to see the result.*
  • Is the stain not completely gone after treatment, but it has improved? You may repeat the treatment.

* With wool: in the vast majority of cases James Stainwonder does not cause any discolouration. You have already established this by testing the product in an inconspicuous area as described above. In that case, you do not need to carry out the following step. If there is a (slight) discolouration, neutralise James Stainwonder with water as soon as the stain has disappeared (to do this, however, lift the cotton cloth in between to be able to assess whether the stain has already disappeared). In this case, immediately place another damp cotton cloth on the spot where the stain was and let it dry.