Apple Clean’s guide to surviving your Christmas party – the truth about red wine stains

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The party season is here and if you’re throwing a bash at home and want your curtains, carpets and furniture to survive, you need to be prepared to tackle the most feared festive stain: red wine. That’s why carpet, curtain and upholstery cleaning professionals Apple Clean are offering their expert advice.

Red wine spilling onto carpet

The most feared festive stain: red wine.

What is the myth about cleaning red wine stains? Well, there are actually two: dumping lots of table salt on them and pouring lots of white wine on them. These two remedies will get you absolutely nowhere; you are better off drinking the white wine!

Lots of people have lots of theories on how to clean red wine stains, so the first thing to do is a bit of myth-busting. “What is the myth about cleaning red wine stains? Well, there are actually two: dumping lots of table salt on them and pouring lots of white wine on them. These two remedies will get you absolutely nowhere; you are better off drinking the white wine!”, explains Apple Clean owner, Jonathan Lee.

Here’s what you should do. “Carpets and upholstery are made up of lots of different fibres that will absorb red wine in their own unique way, so it is very important that you blot the liquid with kitchen towel as soon as possible. Whatever you do, don’t scrub or rub – you’ll just spread the stain. Just blot. Don’t be afraid to use the whole roll if you need to – the quicker you soak up the spill, the weaker the potential stain you’ll have to deal with”, adds Lee.

Of course, the colour of your carpet or upholstery will also determine the appearance of any stain, but avoiding red wine stains on your carpet or upholstery is not just about following the correct post-spill cleaning instructions. “Spills are much less likely to become stains if your carpet or upholstery has been treated with Scotchguard and it’s best to get expert advice on this from a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning company”, comments Lee.

If, despite your best efforts, you can’t get rid of your red wine stain, don’t panic. It will come out and your carpet or upholstery will look beautiful again. All you have to do is call your local professional cleaners.
For more information on our carpet, upholstery and curtain cleaning services, including red wine stain removal, contact the Apple Clean team on 0800 587 4571.

About Apple Clean
Apple Clean is a leading carpet, curtain and upholstery cleaning company based in Chichester, West Sussex. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Apple Clean provides expert domestic and commercial cleaning services, including professional stain removal and Scotchguard application. For more information on Apple Clean, visit http://www.appleclean.co.uk

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