Red Wine

Successfully Remove Red Wine Stains with These Methods

Red wine stain on wooden floor and tables is unfortunately not a rare occurrence. When this happens, you don’t really want to spend hours, or even days, cleaning floors with Mop for Linoleum Floors just to make them look good again. So, here are four methods that can help you remove the stain off safely and effectively.

Method 1

1. Clean the spill immediately.

Try to clean as much red wine off your wooden floor or table as possible. When the wine is freshly spilled, get any absorbent cloth or a paper towel, damp it with the water from your faucet, then blot the wine stain off the area. Be sure to damp the stain off and not wipe as that will only worsen the situation.

2. Use an oil soap solution.

If there’s still some stain left on the wood, you may want to use an oil soap solution. It’s very easy to find oil soap from any local supermarket. Mix about ¼ cup of oil soap with a gallon of water, then pour the solution onto an absorbent cloth to clean the remaining stain on the wood.

Method 2

1. Test your bleach or ammonia first.

Buy bleach or ammonia, but before using it on your floor or table, make sure to test it first on a small hidden part to make sure no further damages will happen.

2. Apply on the stained area.

After ensuring that neither the bleach nor the ammonia will further damage the floor or table, apply about 1tbsp of either one on the spot and wait for at least 45 minutes. Then, wipe the spot with a clean cloth to remove any remaining bleach or ammonia. Make sure to wear gloves to protect your skin from these harmful chemicals.

Method 3

1. Mix vinegar with water.

Mix equal amounts of vinegar and water together in a container.

2. Pour the solution onto a rag.

Get a clean rag and soak it with your vinegar solution. Make sure that the rag is completely wet with it.

3. Lay the rag on the stain.

Lay the rag on top of the stained area, then let it sip the stain off the wood.

4. Gently scrub the stained spot with a new rag.

Get another rag and soak it as well with your solution. Scrub the remaining stain off the wood.

5. Wipe away the remaining solution.

Get a rag soaked with water then clean off the remaining solution on the wood. After doing so, finish off by wiping the area with a dry and clean cloth.

Method 4

1. Use baking soda paste.

Mix 2tbsp of baking soda and 1tsp of mineral oil. Put it on top of the stained area, leave it on for 30 minutes, then clean off with a dry cloth. Remember to make this your first option among the three here in method 4.

2. Mix linseed and rottenstone to make a paste.

If the baking soda paste did not work, make another kind with linseed and rottenstone. Put 1tbsp of rottenstone and 1/4tsp of linseed oil together. Apply the paste on the stained area. Let it rest for 30 minutes, then use a dry cloth to wipe clean.

3. Mix together pumice, lemon oil, and baking soda with salt.

You can also mix 1/4 cup of lemon oil, half cup of baking, and 1 cup of grated pumice stone together.

Let the salt sit on the stained area for ten minutes. To completely clean it, add the paste afterward, and let it sit for another 10 minutes. After that, clean the area with dry cloth.


Chances of successfully removing the stain are high with these four methods, but in case they did not work, you may contact a professional.

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