The following are the most effective red wine stain removal remedies for wine stains in carpet. So, pick your poison and show that carpet whose boss! Keep in mind, we always suggest you test any wine stain removal method on a discreet spot of carpet before treating the stain to ensure color-fastness. For carpets with natural fibers or special dyes, check with manufacturer and/or cleaning professionals before attempting to treat the stain yourself. Once you’re in the clear, follow the simple step-by-step instructions below and remove that nasty red wine stain from your carpet for good.
Step One for Red Wine Stain Removal from Carpet – Blot
Step one to removing a red wine stain from carpet is blotting. No matter what method you choose, time is of the essence, and the first thing you need to do is blot. Grab a clean white cloth (towels and paper towels work just fine) and press the cloth to the stain. Soak up as much of the red wine stain as you can. Be careful not to rub, as rubbing can push the stain deeper into the carpet’s fibers.
Step Two for Red Wine Stain Removal from Carpet – Salt
Don’t have time to treat the red wine stain in your carpet while playing host to your guests? It’s your salt shaker to the rescue. After you’ve finished blotting the red wine stain, pour salt onto the affected area. The salt helps absorb the stain and can be quickly removed with a vacuum when you’re ready to treat the stain. Don’t have salt? Baking Soda can also be used to absorb the red wine stain.
Step Three for Red Wine Stain Removal from Carpet – Club Soda (Home Remedy)
Plain club soda, an ingredient found in many mixed drinks, is a great home remedy for removing red wine stains from carpet. The stain removal property is from the soda’s carbonation and sodium components. First, apply club soda to the red wine stain and blot. After blotting the soda, apply a mixture of luke-warm water and dish soap (use only a small amount of soap and be sure it is well diluted) to any remaining stain. Some sources indicate a mixture of half water, half glycerine works just as well. Use a clean cloth to dab the remedy until stain is removed. For difficult red wine stains, add a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the mix (be sure to first test carpet for colorfastness).
Step Four for Red Wine Stain Removal from Carpet – More Alcohol! (Home Remedy)
If there was a second drink you should serve with red wine, it’s white wine. White wine helps neutralize red wine stains on carpeting. Simply pour white wine on top of the red wine stain and blot. This helps lift the red wine stain from the carpet and helps prevent it from spreading. Already polished off the white wine? Try plain vodka!