Kitchen Hacks: How to Remove Wine Stains from Granite

By Erin Hynes | Jan. 20, 2017 2:19 pm PST

Cleaning granite countertops may seem like a lost cause. Don’t worry: A granite stain isn’t necessarily permanent.

Wine glasses can leave pesky ring stains on your nice countertops — especially if you’ve been drinking red wine. Scrubbing the stain with soap and water may help with the first layer of mess, but to clean beyond the surface stains you’ll need a stronger solution.

To tackle red wine countertop stains, just grab a few household items: baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and plastic wrap.

How to Remove Wine Stains From Granite

Follow these three easy steps for a cleaning hack that will have you saying, “Cheers!”

Step 1: Combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl. Mix to form a paste.

Step 2: Cover the stain with a thick layer of the paste and then cover with plastic wrap. Let sit for 24 hours.

Step 3: Remove plastic wrap and wipe away the paste with warm soapy water. Wipe clean with a soft cloth.

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