How to Remove Red Wine Stains From Leather

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Things You'll Need

  • Clean sock

  • 1 cup salt

  • 2 cups lukewarm water

  • Bowl

  • Clean, absorbent cloth

  • Clean towel


Read the manufacturer's instructions on the tag before attempting to remove stains, to prevent damaging the leather.

Red wine stains can be removed from leather.
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Leather is a stylish, durable material used to make furniture, clothing, accessories and other objects. When red wine spills onto leather, the object is instantly marred with a bright red stain. Red wine stains will cause a stylish leather object to appear dingy. Fortunately, certain solutions can remove red stains from leather. It is essential to remove red wine stains from leather promptly; the longer the stain sets, the more difficult it will be to remove.


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Step 1

Fill a clean sock with 1 cup of salt. Tie the opening of the sock in a knot, to prevent the salt from spilling out.

Step 2

Lay the sock over the stain. Apply pressure to the sock with your hand, to allow the salt in the sock to draw out the red wine from the leather.


Step 3

Pour 2 cups of lukewarm water into a bowl. Dampen a clean, absorbent cloth in the water.

Step 4

Blot the red stain with the damp cloth, until the stain is completely gone. Do not rub the stain, as abrasive movements can damage leather.

Step 5

Pat the damp area of the leather with a clean towel. Allow the leather to air-dry.