How to get a red wine ring out of your stone counter

How to get a red wine ring out of your stone counter: Mums list their go-to tricks that work ‘every time’ after woman begs for help

  • A mum was saddened to find a ring of red wine on her white kitchen countertop
  • Many came to her rescue and shared tips and tricks for getting the stain out
  • Possible remedies include lemon, crème cleanser, bi-carb soda, mould spray

A mum was heartbroken to find that a glass of red wine had stained her white stone counter – inspiring thousands to offer their hot cleaning tips that work ‘every time’.

Loretta, from Brisbane, shared the sad story on a popular Facebook group dedicated to mums helping each other with cleaning tips and tricks. 

‘Hey guys, I really need some advice,’ she wrote. ‘I have a stain on my counter that I can’t get out – it’s a ring from a glass. I have tried gumption, vinegar, spray and wipe soaking but it isn’t even getting lighter.’

A mum was heartbroken to find that a glass of red wine had stained her white stone counter

A mum was heartbroken to find that a glass of red wine had stained her white stone counter

All natural stones – like Loretta’s countertop – stain because they are porous.

This means that they have minute spaces or holes through which liquid or other substances may pass through and get absorbed into the rock.

But Loretta had little to worry about – an army of mums instantly came to her rescue and shared a variety of cleaning tips to help her get rid of the persistent stain.

‘Cover the mark with crème cleanser,’ advised one mum. ‘If this is a stone bench, using bleach products is not recommended. Leave crème cleanser for 15 minutes then gently rub in circles with your finger. Wipe away and repeat if necessary.’

Some mum had excellent tips for Caesarstone benches. 

‘Try a paste of bi-carbonate soda and water and then VERY lightly rub with a soft cloth in a circular motion. Rinse well. I’ve used this method successfully with stains on my Caesarstone bench.’

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‘Is it Caesarstone or similar? If it is, when this happened to me, I went onto their website and it said to clean with a very small amount of bleach. Worked a treat, so maybe check the website for the type of material your bench-top is made from.’

Another professional cleaner shared some simple – and unexpected – advice.

‘I’m a professional cleaner, and I think Aldi’s mould remover will do the trick. Just spray it on, leave it for ten minutes, and then wipe it off using a microfibre cloth.’

A mum even suggested using eucalyptus to rid the stain.

‘I’ve used Bosisto’s eucalyptus multipurpose spray in the past,’ she said. 

‘Spray it on, leave it for about 30 minutes, then gently scrub with a microfibre cloth and wipe.’

She added, ‘Fresh lemon juice has also worked. Rub the lemon/juice onto the stain and leave it there for half an hour before cleaning.’

Tips to get a red wine stain out of a kitchen countertop 

  • Cover with crème cleanser and leave to soack for 15 minutes then gently rub in circles with your finger
  • Make a paste out of bi-carbonate soda and water and rub with a soft cloth in circular motions
  • Use a small amount of bleach – but never on natural stones
  • Spray mould remover on the stain and wipe off after 20 minutes
  • Use multipurpose eucalyptus spray and leave on for half an hour
  • Rub a sliced lemon on the stain and leave the juice for 30 minutes 
  • Pour some hand sanitiser on the stain
  • Cover with paper towels and pour 3% hydrogen peroxide and wait for the stain to life onto the towel 

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Loretta had little to worry about - an army of mums instantly came to her rescue and shared a variety of cleaning tips to help her get rid of the persistent red wine stain

Loretta had little to worry about – an army of mums instantly came to her rescue and shared a variety of cleaning tips to help her get rid of the persistent red wine stain

Some mums said using hand sanitiser or making a paste with baking soda and water. 

While another shared a simple method to lift the stain off the counter.

‘Cover it with a thick layer of good-quality paper towels and tip on 3% hydrogen peroxide until just soaked through leave on for 20-30 minutes, and it’ll lift the stain onto the paper towel!’

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