Red wine spilling onto a white table

How to Remove Wine Stains

Red wine goes great with a meal, but those stains do not pair well with your clothes.

When that sneaky drop of merlot lands on your favourite dress, let Tide show you how to get rid of wine stains properly. Whether it’s a dark spot of red or a dribble of stray white or rosé, wine stains are tough, but not impossible to remove. Your clothes and table linens can be good as new again with these simple wine remover steps from Tide.

Remove Tough Wine Stains in One Step

Red wine, specifically, will stain fibers if it's allowed to sit for too long, and exposure to heat can render these stains permanent. To deal with these stains, you need a detergent that can dilute the stain, lift it, and wash it away in one step, without rubbing. Tide Ultra OXI High-Efficiency Liquid detergent is the result of years of laundry know-how and uses built-in pre-treaters to help get your favorites back to their pre-pinot stain glory.

On-the-Go Tip

Wet a cloth with cold water and blot the stain or run cold water though the back of the stain If available, use Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover.

  1. Remove the excess residue from the wine stain.

  2. Press the tip of the Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover onto the stain several times to release some of the stain remover solution.

  3. Rub the tip gently across the stain to remove it. If necessary, add more liquid and continue to rub gently.

  4. Important: If the treated area is exposed to direct sunlight, then wipe with a damp cloth or a napkin to remove excess solution.

Effective Stain Removal for a Variety of Stains

Liquids have the annoying habit of dripping everywhere, and the next thing you know, you've just spilled your glass of wine down your shirt. Luckily, Tide has you covered when it comes to stain removal, from wine stains to other liquid stains like beer.

Tide can help you with the cleaning by managing tough stain removal and making your whites whiter.