How to Remove Red Wine Stains from a Wall

Red wine stains can be removed from the wall with some simple home remedies. However, in extreme cases you will need to get the wall repainted. Given below, are various solutions on how to remove these wine stains.
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So, you had a great party? But, oops, somebody spilled wine on a wall, and it looks like a mess now. Then roll your sleeves and get to the job of removing red wine stains from the wall. There are many ways to do this. You can use many household items to remove red wine off the wall. Removing red wine from clothes or carpet is easy, but removing it from wall can take some time and special products. Also, it is difficult to remove stubborn red wine stains from a wall, so you will need to work extra hard.
Plain Water
This solution is quite a simple one and should be done in case the red wine stain on the wall is a fresh one. Simply, take a soft absorbing cloth and take two bowls filled with water. Dip the cloth in the first bowl and squeeze out excess water, then dab it over the stained surface and see if the wine is coming off, dip the cloth in second bowl and wash it and squeeze excess water. Again repeat the whole process, till you are done removing all the possible wine from the wall.
Bleach & Water Solution
Make a solution by mixing half bleach and half water. Make the solution in proportion to the amount of spill that has happened on the wall. For red wine stain removal dip a clean white rag in the solution and rub the stained surface gently. Do this couple of times, till the wine stain comes off.
Mild Scrubbing
Take a melamine foam eraser sponge, and dip it in water. Start scrubbing the stained surface of wall slowly in small circular motion. Keep washing the sponge and remove excessive water from it, and keep scrubbing till the red wine stain is removed. Once you are done with this take a clean white towel, and dry away the wall surface.
Special Removal Products
There are special wine stain removal products like Wine Erase and Red Erase. These products come in small spray bottles and are convenient to use. All you have to do is spray on the wall surface with these products and then wipe away the excess liquid. These products are mostly designed keeping in mind clothes and carpet, but you can give them a try to remove wall wine stains. These products can also be used to remove stains of jams, jellies, gelatin desserts, grape juice, etcetera.
Repaint the Wall
Well, if nothing else works then you will need to repaint the wall. This is not as difficult as it seems. You can repaint the wall yourself or call for a professional. Also, many times even if the red wine stains come off with above solutions, then there is a possibility that there might be some discoloration seen on the walls. For aesthetic reasons, you can repaint the wall to make it look better. When repainting the walls to cover the red wine stains, first use a primer. Then use the paint color which was of the same shade of the previous wall color. After the primer has completely dried, apply the paint color and let it dry completely, then check. If still not satisfied with the result, then consider going for another coat of paint.
So, in case the stains are fresh go with the plain water or scrubbing remedy. For stubborn stains try the bleach solution or special products. However, as a last resort you can repaint the whole wall.