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How to remove red wine stains

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It's a dinner party cliche; yet accidentally spilling red wine on your crisp, white party shirt or your freshly laid cream carpet can easily become a reality. This guide provides some useful tips for tackling red wine spillage without the need to buy expensive stain removers or carpet cleaners.
What you'll need: 
Salt
Soda water
Glycerol (for old stains)
White wine (for carpet stains)
1: 
For fresh spillages on to clothing, sprinkle on some salt to absorb the excess liquid.
2: 
Pour on a small amount of soda water.
3: 
Your clothes should now be washed as normal.
4: 
For older red wine stains, soak the fabric in a bowl of glycerol for about half an hour before adding to the wash cycle. Glycerol (or Glycerine) can usually be found in the 'home baking' section of your local supermarket.
5: 
For carpet stains, quickly soak up the excess moisture with some kitchen roll.
6: 
Pour some white wine over the stain and leave for approximately ten minutes.
7: 
Rinse with warm water.
Tips: 
Glycerol can also be used to treat chocolate, beetroot and berry stains.

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