How to Remove a Red Wine Stain From a Laminate Countertop

When you spill red wine on your laminate countertop, wipe it up immediately to avoid staining. Unfortunately, even when you catch the spill right after it happens, the red liquid can leave behind a stain, especially on older laminate countertops. When this happens, a little extra cleaning and perhaps a special cleaner might remove the spot.

Red wine can leave a stain behind on your laminate countertop.

Step 1

Add three or four tablespoons of baking soda to a cup and just enough water to make a paste the consistency of toothpaste. Mix them well.

Step 2

Apply the paste to the stain and scrub with a soft scrub brush.

Step 3

Wipe the area with a wet cloth to rinse off the baking soda paste. Continue with the next step if the stain remains.

Step 4

Squirt a little liquid dish soap on the wine stain.

Step 5

Scrub the area with a soft scrub brush.

Step 6

Wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove all the soap and dry.

Step 7

Moisten a towel with denatured alcohol or liquid household bleach. Do this if the stain remains.

Step 8

Wipe the stain with the liquid and allow it to set for one minute.

Step 9

Wash the area with fresh water to remove the denatured alcohol or liquid household bleach.

Step 10

Clean the area with commercial laminate countertop cleaner, if any stain remains. Follow the manufacturer's application instructions.

Ann Johnson

Ann Johnson has been a freelance writer since 1995. She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real-estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton.