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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: 
Soda water
Glycerol (for old stains)
White wine (for carpet stains)
For fresh spillages on to clothing, sprinkle on some salt to absorb the excess liquid.
Pour on a small amount of soda water.
Your clothes should now be washed as normal.
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.
For carpet stains, quickly soak up the excess moisture with some kitchen roll.
Pour some white wine over the stain and leave for approximately ten minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
Glycerol can also be used to treat chocolate, beetroot and berry stains.


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