Cleaning Red Wine from Marble Countertops

Cleaning Red Wine from Marble Countertops

Wine Spills Are Part of The Fun

The party in your house is in full swing. People are moving from the dining table to the patio to the kitchen around the marble countertop bringing their wine. There’s a lot of arm swinging and gesturing as people are deep in conversation and laughing. Then all of a sudden, one guest accidentally spills her glass of red wine on your kitchen’s marble countertop. You just flash your best hostess smile and then mutter enough pleasant words, so the guest won’t feel bad about creating a wine stain on the marble surface.

Red Wine Stain Quick Solutions

You’re now thinking quickly about what remedy to do so that the wine stain can be removed in the shortest time possible. What to do? Removing wine stains from your precious marble countertop is a domestic challenge you can muster given the right resources. You need to clean up the spill in the shortest time possible to avoid permanent staining. You should start by getting up any existing red wine spill with a paper towel. Make sure that you blot, don’t wipe! Then use a pH-neutral cleaner to remove any residue left.

It’s proposed that you try using Easy Oxy Multi-Surface Cleaner. It can be safely used on your marble countertop (as well as other surfaces) to clean the wine stain. Easy Oxy is oxygenated and non-abrasive, making it perfect for your marble countertop because it doesn’t scratch the surface while cleaning. It acts as a degreaser too, and you will love its fresh-smelling scent. Also, it’s biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-bleach. Because home irritations like wine stains happen unexpectedly, it’s best always to have Easy Oxy on hand.

Additional Cleaning Methods

If the red stain remains then the next step is to use a bleach poultice to try a pull out the red stain. To do this you will need about 6 paper towels folded into quarters and household bleach.

  1. Clean the surface with your pH-neutral cleaner if you haven’t already.
  2. Lay the stack of folded paper towels over the stain.
  3. Wet the paper towels with bleach. Enough to saturate it, but not dripping wet.
  4. Massage into the stone with your fingertips (gloves recommended).
  5. Allow the poultice to sit for 1 hour.
  6. Check the stain. If the stain did not lighten then this method will not work and you can stop here.
  7. If it has lightened at all then you can leave for one more hour MAX.

If this method does not pull out the red stain then please contact us for more personalized solutions for your stone.

Other Home Areas Also Vulnerable to Wine Stains

It is not only your marble countertop that’s at risk from accidental wine spills. Other surfaces include tile or marble floors, upholstery, rugs, and carpet. Just the same way. First, try the simplest remedies—blot (don’t rub) with an absorbent white cloth or a clean paper towel.

Cleaning Substances Should Be in Stock Always

Or, if nothing else works, call in a professional to do the work for you. You can find a professional here. No matter what happens, don’t cry over spilled wine. Accidents happen, and they’re part of the package and the fun when you get together with family, friends, or colleagues. Just keep in mind – there is always a solution to making your beloved marble countertop smudge-free again.