If wine was still fresh.........clean with white wine as "cleaning
solution", spray on...blot / wipe gently
I did this very succesfully with white carpet & red wine.....but I did
it within minutes of the spill.
On paint you can try the same thing but only if it is realtively fresh
(~ 1 day)
Don't rub too much, you'll damage the paint surface.
If the paint was white you can use a little Softscrub (the kind with
bleach) on a sponge.....again, rub very gently / lightly or mostly blot
& let is set so the bleach can work. This technique works great but
you've got to be careful.
With colored paint you'll have less "safety margin" but give it a
try...... the worst that can happen is you'll have to repaint plus the
more red wine you get rid of, the less bleed thru. But if you repaint
use Zinseer High Hide Cover Stain over the wine
The Zinseer High Hide Cover Stain is like Kilz.......a modern version
of pigmented shellact. A stain killer / sealer...such stains are
sealed onto the paint layer on which thye exist so they don't bleed
through subsequent layers of new paint.
So if the bleaching or Softscrub doesn't get rid of all the wine &
youve got to repaint just hit the wine stianed areas with the sealer.
Both Kilz & Zinseer are availabe in spray cans & work great for small
Did the SOftscrub or bleach work?
Thanks for the help. It's on white paint, about a foot large but with
nasty little rivers all the way to the floor, and it's a week old...
I'm not in the US, we don't have Softscub here, do you think regular
Ok, now we have the details...........
btw I have the reputation of being able to remove most stains from
since it's a week old you can forget the white wine trick...that works
in the first few minutes, up to 15 for sure (my white rug)
Sorry about not having SoftScrub but we can get around that.
i like the SoftScrub (the type with bleach) because it serves as an
abrasive agent AND a bleaching solution.
I suggest you make some "homemade" SoftScrub w/ bleach using a WHITE
scouring powder & adding a bleach solution of 1 part bleach, 3 or 4
Mix this into a paste & put it on a light (natural) colored
sponge......not a lot, just about a teaspoon.....smear it onto the
sponge with the palm of your hand....don't drip this stuf on the carpet
or your clothes i(it will belach them out)
rub the sponge over the stain, scouring gently....let the stuff sit for
a few minutes
repeat & check progess...if the stain is lightening you're headed in
the right direction
BUT it's a race to see if the stain goes before you rub through the
I have removed water leakage stain from very detailed plaster work with
this ......I could have repainted but it would have tended to fill in
the plaster detail
Good luck, let us know how it works out
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