If you need to remove a red wine stain from your upholstery in Orange NSW or Bathurst NSW, here are some steps you can follow:

  1. Blot, don’t rub: As soon as the spill occurs, immediately blot the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel. Avoid rubbing the stain, as this can spread it and push it deeper into the fabric.
  2. Use a dry powder: Sprinkle talcum powder, baking soda, or salt onto the stain. These powders will help absorb the liquid from the fabric. Allow the powder to sit on the stain for a few minutes to absorb the wine.
  3. Vacuum the powder: After the powder has absorbed the wine, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the powder from the upholstery. This should lift the stain along with the powder, leaving your upholstery clean.
  4. Try hot water: If the stain persists, you can try using hot water. Pour hot water over the stain and use a clean paper towel or rag to blot the area. The heat from the water will help loosen the wine molecules, making them easier to lift from the fabric. Be careful not to use boiling water, as it can damage certain types of upholstery.
  5. Liquid detergent and hydrogen peroxide: If the above methods don’t fully remove the stain, you can mix three parts liquid detergent with one part hydrogen peroxide. Apply the mixture to the stain and let it sit for at least 20 minutes, depending on the severity of the stain. Blot the mixture up and then clean the fabric with warm water to remove any residue.

Remember to test any cleaning method on a small, inconspicuous area of the upholstery first to ensure it doesn’t cause any damage or discoloration. If the stain persists or if you’re unsure about cleaning it yourself, it’s recommended to consult a professional upholstery cleaner in your area for further assistance.

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