How to Remove Wine Stains From Canvas

Wine stains are notoriously challenging to remove, especially when the wine is of the red variety. Thankfully, wine stains affecting cotton-based fabrics are generally easier to treat than those affecting other types of fabric. Made from cotton, canvas will respond favourably to stain-removing efforts, as long as you use the appropriate supplies and methods.

Place a dry towel underneath the stained canvas to absorb the wine as you clean.

Combine 1 tsp dish soap with 1 tsp hydrogen peroxide.

Moisten a sponge with the soap mixture and gently apply to the stained canvas by dabbing the fabric. Let it set for one minute.

Blot the wine with a clean sponge until you effectively remove the stain.

Launder the canvas in cool water.


Attempt stain removal as quickly as possible. Stains are easier to lift while wet.

Things You'll Need

  • Towel
  • Dish soap
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Sponge
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