Red Wine Stain on Sofa


So you’ve settled down for the evening with your significant other, glass of red wine in hand, pizza on the way, ready to binge a few episodes of the latest Netflix series. Just as you’re ready to hit play, the doorbell rings, making you jump, causing you to slosh red wine onto your beautiful cream sofa. While this isn’t how you envisaged the evening beginning, all is not lost. Send your partner off to fetch the dinner, and follow the steps below to ensure that you can still enjoy your night, safe in the knowledge that your sofa will be just fine.

Emergency Sofa Cleaning

First things first, it’s important not to panic. With the expertise of a professional, your sofa will be restored to its former glory in no time at all.

Although it can be tempting to throw every cleaning product in sight onto the stain, it’s vital for the integrity of your sofa that you do not try to clean it yourself. Trying to scrub the stain out with Vanish will only do more harm than good.

While it might feel counterproductive, ignoring the desire to act, the best thing you can do is to do nothing, and leave the cleaning to a professional. 

If you do feel that you’re not able to leave the stain, or if it’s a large amount of wine, place several white kitchen towels onto the damp patch. Doing this will help draw the wine out. Make sure to change the towels as they become soaked.

Despite advice you may have heard to the contrary, it is important that you do not do any of the following:

  1. Do not put any cleaning products on it, not even products that claim to remove stains ❌
  2. Do not pour white wine in it, this will not work ❌
  3. Do not try to rub it with anything, as this will only help to lock the stain in ❌
  4. Do not try to remove the stain using baking soda and vinegar ❌
  5. Do not use hydrogen peroxide or dishwashing liquid on the stain ❌

Instead, we recommend that you sit back, relax, enjoy your evening, and call a professional in the morning. The red wine stain can wait, your pizza is getting cold.

Here at Phoenix Interiors Cleaning, we are experts in taking care of stains, from caked in mud through to red wine spills. Allow us to take care of the problem in no time at all, rather than having to fork out for new sofa covers, or an entire new sofa. Give us a call, or send us an email we will be more than happy to help. 

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