How To Get Wine Out Of Couch

Experiencing the joy of enjoying a glass of wine as you relax on your sofa is unmatched! It offers a serene and cozy feeling, that is until the unforeseen happens: a spill occurs! However, there’s …

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Experiencing the joy of enjoying a glass of wine as you relax on your sofa is unmatched! It offers a serene and cozy feeling, that is until the unforeseen happens: a spill occurs! However, there’s no need to worry. I’m here to guide you through the process of getting that wine out of your cherished sofa. Having dealt with numerous spills myself (indeed, I admit it), I’ve acquired a wealth of information on the topic. So, fetch a cloth, and let’s dive into the method of removing wine stains!

Assess the Situation

The first step is to assess the severity of the spill. Is it a small splash or a full glass of red wine? The extent of the stain will determine the methods you should use. If it’s a fresh spill, act quickly before the wine has a chance to set.

Blot, Don’t Rub

Grab a clean, absorbent cloth or paper towel and gently blot the wine stain. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing, as this will only push the wine deeper into the fabric. Start from the outside of the stain and work your way in to prevent it from spreading.

Neutralize with White Wine or Vinegar

Here’s a little secret: white wine or vinegar can work wonders in neutralizing red wine stains. Dampen another clean cloth with white wine or vinegar and blot the stain. The acidity of these liquids can help break down the pigments in the red wine.

Create a Homemade Cleaning Solution

If the stain persists, it’s time to whip up a DIY cleaning solution. Mix a tablespoon of dish soap with two cups of warm water. Gently dab the solution onto the stain using a clean cloth. Blot and repeat until the stain starts to fade.

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Consider Upholstery Cleaner

If the above methods don’t yield satisfactory results, it may be time to bring out the big guns: upholstery cleaner. Before using any chemical cleaner, though, make sure to read the instructions and test it on a small, inconspicuous area of your couch to ensure it doesn’t cause any damage.

Patience is Key

Removing wine stains from a couch can be a time-consuming process. Don’t get discouraged if the stain doesn’t disappear immediately. Keep repeating the steps and have patience. It’s better to take your time and do it right than rush and potentially cause more damage.

Prevent Future Stains

Now that you’ve successfully rescued your couch from the clutches of a wine stain, it’s essential to take precautions to prevent future accidents. Consider using couch covers or throws when enjoying a glass of wine. And if you’re feeling extra careful, opt for white wine or a wine stain repellent fabric spray to protect your couch from future spills.


Getting wine out of your couch can be a stressful task, but with the right techniques and a little patience, it’s entirely possible to restore your beloved piece of furniture to its former glory. Remember, accidents happen to the best of us, so don’t beat yourself up about it. Just take a deep breath, follow the steps outlined above, and soon enough, you’ll be back to enjoying your glass of wine on the couch without a care in the world.

John has been a hobbyist winemaker for several years, with a few friends who are winery owners. He writes mostly about winemaking topics for newer home vintners.
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