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

Warning

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.

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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.

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