White wine, just like red wine, can stain. It just does not stain as bad and as noticeably as a red wine would. Just about everyone who drinks wine has experienced spilling wine at some point or another. Whether you accidentally knock over a bottle or a glass, the wine spills, and can stain. The stain left by white wine is not a bad stain, but it is a stain nonetheless. A white wine stain is such an easy clean up that it takes little effort. For the most part, when white wine is spilled, it can be immediately wiped up with a wet cloth. There are a few factors that affect whether or not the stain removal will be successful. You will need to know the kind of stain and how long the stain has set.
A lot of times, spots will slowly come out by repeating the same steps multiple times. Depending on the procedure you use, it is strongly advised to rinse. By rinsing, you will remove re-attracted residue and return your fabric and especially carpet back to a normal pH. Stains have a way of resurfacing, causing you to repeat the stain removal procedure.
Cool Water for White Wine Stains on Fabric
If you experience a white wine stain on fabric, you can simply sponge the spot using cool water. If you are able to and are not in a public setting, soak the fabric spot in a basin of cool water for about 25 or 30 minutes. Then, you can just pre-treat the stain with a prewash stain. After that, you should be able to just wash the fabric in the laundry as usual. If it is a bleachable fabric piece, add bleach to the wash.
Club Soda for White Wine Stains
Club soda has been known to work wonders on a large amount of stains that are water soluble. There should probably always be a can or bottle of club soda kept on hand. This is just a carbonated water. It will not cause any damage to clothes or carpet backing. Usually, you can just sprinkle a small amount of club soda right on the spill. If the spill is on the carpet, you do not have to soak the carpet. Just drizzle a few drops and leave it. Club soda does not need to be rinsed out.
Hydrogen Peroxide for White Wine Stains
Believe it or not, hydrogen peroxide can be used to clear up white wine stains. All you have to do is apply the hydrogen peroxide and 3 tablespoons of warm water (not hot water) mixed to the stain, and let it stand for about 30 minutes. Once you have applied the hydrogen peroxide mix, use a towel to cover up the stain. The towel will block the light which causes the chemicals in the peroxide to lighten whatever it is applied on. Check on the stain every so often within the 30 minutes to ensure there is no discoloration or loss of color.
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With over 20 years of professional home cleaning experience, Lindani has extensive knowledge about best practices, space management, and cleaning solutions. Lindani especially loves researching natural, non-harmful ways to clean. She holds an LLBS from the University of Zimbabwe, and is a lifelong learner who always seeks to improve the world around her.