How to Remove Red Wine Stains With Peroxide

Red wine stains are difficult to remove from fabric, but there is a formula for a simple, safe, organic home remedy that you can whip up in minutes to erase the unsightly red stain and make your fabric look like new.

Step 1

Soak up the puddle of spilled red wine with a dry cloth or paper towels.

Step 2

Mix 1 cup of plain tap water with ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide. Add a few drops of liquid dish-washing detergent. Pour into a spray bottle, and shake well.

Step 3

Spray the solution directly onto the red wine stain. The hydrogen peroxide solution bleaches out the color of the wine. Once the stain is clear, use a shampoo or wet-vac machine to remove the peroxide from your carpet or upholstery. Blot the area with a dry towel, and then repeat the wash-and-blot process two more times. If the red wine has spilled on your clothing, then wash it immediately.


  • If you do not wash out the hydrogen peroxide immediately, it will bleach the color from the stained fabric.
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