Although many people enjoy sangria wine as a delicious and refreshing drink, it's nonetheless a potential hazard for clothing, furniture, carpets and other fixtures in your home. Most sangria wine is based on red wine, and red wine tends to cause unsightly stains whenever it falls on any fabric surface. The faster that you're able to clean up the stain, the more likely you'll be to get rid of it entirely, so it pays to know exactly what to do in the event that anyone happens to spill sangria wine on your clothing. Read on for a brief guide on how to remove stains of this type.
Tools and Materials
- Paper towels
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Small bowl
- Clean towel
Step 1 -- Clean Up the Wine
The first thing that you'll need to do if you happen to spill sangria wine on your clothing is to clean up as much of the wine as possible. Cleaning up the wine promptly means that it will not have the opportunity to soak into the clothing as much, which in turn makes it easier to begin to clean up the stain. Remove the article of clothing and blot the wine out with a paper towel. Continue until the paper towel comes up as clean as possible.
Step 2 -- Mix a Detergent Solution and Prepare the Fabric
Mix 1 part liquid laundry detergent and 2 parts hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl. Typically, unless the stain is very large, only a small amount of each will be necessary. Stir the two items together to ensure that they're thoroughly mixed up.
Turn the article of clothing inside out and lay it out flat on a table or other surface. To ensure that the wine doesn't stain the surface on which you lay the stained clothing, lay out a spare towel underneath where you'll be working.
Step 3 -- Apply the Detergent Solution
Dip a sponge into the bowl of the detergent solution, then lift it out and squeeze it gently to get rid of excess liquid. Apply the detergent solution to the stained area of the fabric. Apply it only to the opposite side of the fabric from where the wine actually made contact. Blot at the stained area for several minutes, then allow the detergent solution to sit on the stain for about 15 minutes. During this time, the detergent solution will work to eliminate the stain.
Step 4 -- Clean the Garment
Run the stained area under cold water and examine it for signs of the stain. If the stain persists, apply another dose of detergent solution and repeat the third step. Otherwise, allow the garment to air dry and check again for stains.
If the item of clothing that the wine spills on is dry-clean-only, you'll need to take it in to a dry cleaner to have the stain removed properly. Performing the operations in this guide will only cause further damage to the article of clothing.