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How to clean red wine from the wall instead of painting

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How to clean red wine from the wall instead of painting

How many times has it happened to you, to hold a glass of red wine and it falls and makes the place crap? Painting the walls is not always the first solution that comes into our mind. Accidents happen often and splashing wine on a wall is not as unusual as you might think.

White walls, on the other hand, absorb multicolored liquids instantly and stain almost instantly. While there are thousands of commercial cleaners, none specialize in removing red wine stains from walls. Today, we will offer you 5 economical homemade tips that will make your wall sparkle in seconds without painting.

1. Bleach for clothes

Bleach is one of the most effective cleaners as it dissolves any stain. It has the ability to change the chemical nature of the dyes and so the stain disappears.

What you will need:

  • Water
  • Sponge
  • Bleach for clothes

What to do:

  • Put some laundry bleach in a bowl.
  • Add water until it becomes a thin paste.
  • Mix very well.
  • Dip the sponge into the mixture.

Sponge for red wine

  • Rub the stain from the red wine lightly with the sponge. The stain will start to leave a few minutes later.
  • Keep rubbing gently until you have the desired result.
  • Then rinse the sponge and clean the wall with water. Let it dry.

2. Oxygen

Oxygen is a natural bleach. When used on stains, it oxidizes them by its chemical nature and returns the surfaces to their original form. If the red wine stain is fresh, then the stain will disappear.

What you will need:

  • Oxygen, 3%
  • Sponge

What to do:

  • Pour a little oxygen on a sponge.
  • Rub the stain gently with the sponge.
  • Continue until you have the desired result.

3. Dishwashing detergent

Dishwashing liquid is not just used for washing dishes. It is a fantastic cleaner for stains on the wall instead of painting. It will not damage the paint and has immediate effects.

What you will need:

  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Sponge
  • Soft towel
  • Water

What to do:

  • First, dilute an equal amount of water in a bowl with dishwashing detergent.
  • Take some of the mixture with the sponge.
  • Rub the stain on the wall gently.
  • Continue until the stain is gone.

Towel on wall

  • Wet a towel with water.
  • Clean the mixture from the wall with the towel.

4. Baking soda and salt

Baking soda in combination with salt are the best ingredients to remove all stains and especially red wine. Salt is effective because it cleanses and baking soda absorbs any odor. So the combination of both is unbeatable.

What you will need:

  • Water
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Sponge
  • Towel

What to do:

  • Put salt in a bowl.
  • Add the same amount of baking soda.
  • Add water to form a paste.
  • Mix well.
  • Take some of the mixture with the sponge.
  • Rub the stain gently with the sponge. Do not apply too much pressure as you may damage the paint on the wall.

5. Baking soda on wall for red wine

  • If the stain persists after a few minutes of rubbing, then take the mixture and cover the stain. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • After this time, take a towel and wet it with water.
  • Gently clean the wall from the mixture until all the soda and salt are clean. And ready


  • Always wear gloves during the procedure, regardless of the way you choose.
  • Test the materials in an area of ​​the wall that is not visible, to ensure that they will not spoil the color.
  • If the wine stains are very old, then these ways will not help. You can just repaint the wall.
  • Follow all these DIY tips and you will not miss.

How to easily clean your walls instead of painting!

Those who live alone or are the ones who do the housework know that maintaining the house is not an easy task. Cleaning should be done regularly to keep the space clean and not to collect a lot of work. But with the salient advantages, you must know some of the disadvantages as well.

The walls are one of the surprises that no one wants to face. It is not uncommon to find a stain on the wall. But there are several types of stains. Some are removed easily and others are more persistent. That’s why I will show you how to clean your walls with materials you have at home instead of painting!

Dishwashing detergent and white vinegar wall cleaner

One of the simplest cleaners that you can make at any time you need it. The ingredients you will need to mix are 2 cups water 1 tablespoon dish detergent and 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Mix these three ingredients well together and apply the mixture directly with a soft sponge. See 4 more ways to use vinegar to clean your home!

White vinegar for difficult stains

This DIY wall cleaner is for the most persistent stains. You can even use it for the floor or for the exterior walls. The ingredients required are 3.5 cups of water and 1.8 liters of vinegar. Mix the ingredients in a large bucket, mix a little to homogenize the mixture and start working immediately.

DIY cleaner for wax stains and wood paints

Many times children can be careless or do things they should not do. Like, painting a wall with crayons or throwing some crayons so that the wall gets dirty. To remove these marks you can use a simple eraser and make circular movements. If the stain persists, do the same with wet wipes or a damp sponge to which you have first added baking soda.

Homemade cleaner for moisture marks

One of the best ways to get rid of moisture marks that may appear is to mix bleach with water. The ratio is 1 cup of bleach in 4 liters of hot water. If there are still stains after the water dries after cleaning, then you should repaint your wall since the stains have watered well.

Baking soda for cleaning the walls

Baking soda is one of the best natural cleansers. It is very effective in removing grease and dirt. Also, it does not cause any damage to the painted walls, whatever the paint material you have used.

What you will need is 1/4 (a quarter) cup of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water. Put the two ingredients in a small bowl and mix until they form a paste. Finally, use a cloth to gently rub the walls.

Follow Montclair Painting tips to make your walls look fabulous before you call them to do the interior painting of your house.


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