Red wine stains on carpets can be a nightmare to remove for professionals or amateurs alike, but with the proper techniques and products, you can get rid of them quickly and easily. If you remember one thing from this blog, remember that you need to blot, not scrub! Here are ten ways to remove red wine stains from carpets that we have found that work on carpets, rugs, and runners:
- Blot the red wine stain with a clean, white cloth or paper towel as soon as possible. Press down firmly to absorb as much of the wine as possible.
- Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of dish soap in a cup of warm water. Use a clean white cloth to blot the stain with the solution gently.
- Mix one tablespoon of baking soda and one cup of warm water. Then you will need to blot the red wine stain with the solution until the stain goes away.
- Mix one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and one teaspoon of dish soap in a cup of warm water. Use a clean cloth to blot the area. Continue blotting until the stain is gone.
- Mix one tablespoon of cornstarch and one cup of cold water. Make sure to use a clean cloth and continually blot the area with a cloth until the stain is removed.
- Sprinkle salt on the stain and let it sit for 10 minutes. Vacuum up the salt and repeat the steps until the stain is gone.
- Mix one cup of club soda and one tablespoon dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the stain and use a clean, white cloth to blot it until it disappears gently.
- Mix one cup of white wine and one tablespoon dish soap in a spray bottle. Using the spray bottle and a clean cloth, spray and then blot repeatedly until the stain is lifted completely.
- Mix one cup of white vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle. Then spray the area and blot the stain with a clean cloth until the stain lifts.
- Call a professional carpet cleaner to remove the stain if all else fails.
Remember that you should always test a small, hidden area of your carpet with any cleaning solution before using it on the stain. This test will ensure that your carpet or fiber will not react badly with the cleaner. You should also start at the outside edge of the stain and work towards the center while blotting. You do not want to swirl, rub, or swipe as it could cause the stain to spread. If you follow these steps, you can get to the bottom of removing a red wine stain, and if all else fails, make sure to call a professional carpet cleaning company. When calling us, make sure to contact us early, as the earlier our cleaners can get to the stain, the better the chance we will lift it.