QUESTION: How do I get red wine out of my sofa?


If you spill red wine onto a fabric sofa or armchair, prevent (or at least limit) any staining by following this advice.

As with all spills, act as quickly as possible to stop it spreading further and soaking into the sofa’s upholstery.  Grab some kitchen roll, or a clean old towel (it needs to be absorbent) and soak up the spilled wine by blotting.  Keep doing this, as firmly as you can, until no more wine comes out of the fabric onto the cloth.  Never, never be tempted to rub or scrub at the fabric.
Then, following the instructions on the can, use our Clean and Dry Stain Extinguisher, or Clean and Dry Spot Remover for the next stage.  Continue to dab (remember – never rub) at the fabric with a clean cloth moistened, with the Clean and Dry solution,  until no more red wine residue comes out onto the cloth. During this process, take care not to over-wet the fabric.
If you don’t happen to have a can of either our Clean and Dry Stain Extinguisher or Clean and Dry Spot Remover handy, try the above with plain or fizzy water only.