How to Remove Carpet Red Wine Stain?

red wine stain removalWe’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 about carpet red wine stain removal, 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 remove red wine from the carpet in these simple steps.

The crucial element in red wine stain removal from a carpet is to tackle the job immediately. Suppose the colour is permitted to remain on the carpet for longer than a few moments. In that case, 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.

Things Needed to Clean Red Wine Stain

  • Clear laundry detergent
  • Small container or spray bottle
  • Vacuum
  • White rag or towel

DIY Carpet Red Wine Stain Removal

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. After you finish blotting, pour a bit of cold water directly onto the wine stain. Doing this helps dilute what remains of the colour, making blotting a bit easier. Continue blotting until you find that no more of the paint will come out.
  4. 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.

Take Note:

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.

Allow the water to sink into the stain for a minute or two. After that, rinse the red wine spot carefully with more warm water from the sink and blot the colour once more.

Perform steps 1, 2, and 3 again. Repeat the washing, blotting, and rinsing procedures until you successfully remove the stain. Allow the affected area of the rug to dry overnight.

Vacuum the rug to take out any dirt as well as dust that accumulated there.

  • Under no circumstances, use hot water on a stain.

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 red wine stain removal service can’t be held accountable for any damage sustained by using the procedures in this spot removal guide.

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Experienced, researched and written by GRAEME STEPHENS. PUBLISHED 10/12/2014. UPDATED 19/04/2021