We’ve all experienced it – that scary moment when a red wine glass topples over the table and spills onto the carpet. It’s one of those stains that knows how to leave its mark. And unless you know how to remove red wine out of carpet, that stain may be sticking around a little too long. Carpet and red wine might seem like the beginning of a household nightmare, but it needn’t be. We will show you how to clean red wine out of the carpet in these simple steps.
The crucial element in removing a red wine stain from a carpet is to tackle the job immediately. If the stain is permitted to remain on the carpet for longer than a few moments, it can become a permanent one that only a professional carpet cleaning service can undo. Protect your investment in your home using cleaning red wine spills out of a carpet the instant they happen.
Clear laundry detergent
Small container or spray bottle
White rag or towel
Blot the Stain Immediately. Use a clean white cloth to blot up as much of the red wine as you can right away. Alternate parts of the towel to always blot using a new spot.
Combine warm water with three or four drops of clear laundry detergent. By no means use hot water on a wine spill to clean it up because doing so will make the stain permanent by setting it. Pour the soapy mixture onto the stain until it’s covered. Blot the spot, with a dry white towel or rag, until it fades. Try and blot as much of the red wine stain as you can. The more you can soak up, the less you’ll have to remove.
Add Water to the Stained Area. Pour a small amount of cold water onto the red wine stain on the carpet and continue blotting. The water dilutes the red wine, which makes it easier to blot up. Do not pour too much water at a time and switch out the blotting cloth for a dry one as you work.
Make a Baking Soda Paste. Mix a paste with a three-to-one ratio of baking soda to water. Apply the paste directly to the carpet stain and wait for it to dry completely before vacuuming up the dried paste. Now prepare a baking soda paste by mixing a three to one ratio of water to baking soda and applying it to the affected area. Once the paste is dry, vacuum the stain.
Apply a Carpet Stain Remover. If any stain remains, apply a carpet stain remover according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Typically, the process is to wait until the cleaning product dries and then vacuum.
Note: Remember to spot test a less visible area of your carpet first. Carpets can vary and may not all react to stain removal in the same way. Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland stain removal service, in South Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland.
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Remember always to do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is usually not visible. These suggested treatments only and Steam’ n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland stain removal service can’t be held accountable for any damage sustained by use of the procedures in this spot removal guide.
Experienced, Researched and written by the Stephens family. Thus, includes Graeme an IICRC master restoration Technician 2001, with over 33 years of carpet cleaning and stain removal Auckland services experience.
Updated:18th May 2020