If you are searching for How To Remove Red Wine Stains From A Ceiling – you probably made a little mess! But don’t worry! I did the same thing and for less than $20 – I was able to make my ceiling look brand new again!
You may be surprised that we never drink alcohol. I just don’t see the fun in it and it tastes kinda gross to me. But last month I saw a recipe for authentic bolognese sauce and I really wanted to make it. But I needed some red wine
So I went to the store and grabbed some red wine I have a wine bottle opener because my family will use it when they visit. But as you could assume, I have never really opened a wine bottle. But I had to try!
I do everything that I think I am supposed to do to get the cork out of the wine bottle. I twist and twist and then pull but nothing happens. I try this a few times and it’s not working.
The internet is usually helpful so I found a video that used a wooden spoon, dish towel, and a mallet. I had all of those! And the lady in the video made it look so easy…..I must have done something wrong!
I wrapped the bottle with a towel that covered the cork area and held it tightly. I placed the end of the wooden spoon on top of the cork and gently hit it a few times to move the cork.
This method was going to make the cork go into the wine bottle – but that was ok. I really had no intentions of using the wine for anything else.
It all happened so fast….the cork went into the bottle and out came a rush of wine. It was no big deal, remember I don’t need a lot and I can easily clean off the floor and counter.
Until I looked up! My ceiling was covered in dots of red wine! I was totally freaked out! How would I remove red wine stains from my ceiling?
How To Remove Red Wine Stains From A Ceiling
Disclosure – Please test this in a small, hidden spot to make sure your surface can be treated with peroxide.
I went back to Google! There were a few ways to do it but I liked the option to use peroxide. It said to dab the peroxide on the stains with a white towel…but there were so many dots!!
My husband went to the Dollar General and found a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide! This made it so easy!! I squirted the peroxide onto the giant stained area of red wine stain on my ceiling and blotted it with a clean white cloth. It all came off! You could also use a paper towel.
If it’s a stubborn red wine stain, you can repeat the process with the peroxide and a white cloth until you have cleaned the affected area
Hydrogen Peroxide is a great stain remover!
The red wine color was gone, but there was still a stain where I cleaned it. So I grabbed a quart of ceiling paint at the store and painted over the stain and now my ceiling looks new again!
I am not sure how this would work on popcorn ceilings, so try it first on an inconspicuous area.
I haven’t tried this on a wall but I would think that you could use the same method if you had wine spatter all over your walls. Just make sure if you need to paint it you buy the correct type of paint for your walls. (Like flat paint, satin paint, etc.)
I learned a few lessons…..
Next time, I need a new wine bottle opener! That would have prevented this mess of red wine on the ceiling in the first place.
You never want to push the cork, with a mallet into a wine bottle.
Peroxide in a spray bottle is the best invention ever!
I will probably stick to recipes that don’t need wine, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the sauce anyway!
Please tell me I am not the only one to have ever done this?? What have you had explode on to your ceiling?
Here is another DIY Stain Remover that can get your clothes clean!