June 17, 2024
removing red wine stains on carpet

Red Wine Carpet Stains And How To Remove Them

This article is about how to remove red wine carpet stains. We will take a look at red wine carpet stains and how to remove them. We will also look at some carpet stain removing products.

Red Wine On A Light Coloured Carpet.

removing red wine stains on carpet

We have all been there! Nothing better than having a few friends round. Or just having a quiet glass of wine after a hard day. Relaxing and unwinding. However, no matter how careful you are, the inevitable happens. A glass of wine gets dropped or spilt. Of course it is red wine and of course it is on a light coloured carpet.

Panic sets in, suggestions start to come from your family and friends. You are told to do everything from throwing white wine onto the carpet stain. Use baby oil, candle wax, dance round the garden three times and sing to the sun. Do any of these work?…probably not, but then we haven’t tried them so what do we know.

Let us take a look at just a couple of way to remove red wine carpet stains. Some of these methods use everyday items you’ll have in the cupboard. But before we begin. When removing red wine carpet stains only use cold water. This will help dilute the red wine. Hot water will solidify it and make it much harder to remove. Let’s get stuck in.

Baking Soda
Baking soda for removing red wine stains on carpet

As always blot the red wine stain with a clean dry cloth. Make sure you absorb as much of the red wine as you can. Now pour some cold water onto it. Just enough to saturate the red wine. Depending on how big the stain it (and how big the cup is), we suggest about 1/4 – 1/3 of a cup. Back to blotting now. Keep going until you have dissolved as much as you can. Time for the all important baking soda. But we need to turn it into a paste first. Use 1 part cold water to 3 parts baking soda and give it a good mix. It should be thick, a bit like tooth paste. Apply the paste to the stain. Do this generously and then leave it for around 20-25 minutes until it dries. The last thing to do it vacuum the residue.

Vinegar
removing red wine stains on carpet with vinegar

Because red wine is one of the most searched how to remove carpet stains topic, we are going to give you a second way to remove red wine. And if you do not have this in your home, what are you putting on your chips?

Start with the botting. Take a clean dry cloth and blot to remove any excess. Remember what we said about cold water? Well this is a little different. Mix 1 table spoon of vinegar with 2 cups of warm water. Why? What did you say about cold water? Well here is the reason. When diluting it is best to use warm water. When you dilute vinegar with warm water the acidic vinegar will negate the waters temperature. But we do mean warm water, no boiling. Vinegar will also effectively neutralize the pigments in the red wine.

Now for a new clean cloth. Dip the cloth into the vinegar solution and continue with the botting. Keep blotting until the red wine has dissolved. Once it has gone, blot again but this time with dish cleaning soap and water. This will remove the vinegar and any odour. Now blot with a dry cloth until the area is dry. If the area still smells of vinegar use some fabric freshener. Your carpet will soon be smelling fresh again.

More Ways To Remove Red Wine Carpet Stains

spilling red wine

Another way to remove red wine stains from your carpet is to use salt. Yes salt…and is you are putting vinegar on your chips you will definitely have some salt in the cupboard.

Start with blotting.

As a side note, what do we blot? Simple because rubbing a carpet stain can make it worse. Botting it the best way to soak up the excess of any stain.

Back to the blotting, keep blotting to all the excess wine has been removed. Now cover the red wine stain on the carpet with salt. Do this until you cannot see the stain. Give the salt enough time to soak into the wine. The red wine should then come out as the salt dries.

Once it has dried just vacuum all of the salt up.

For best results, extract.

Hopefully the above tips to remove red wine stains from a carpet have helped. We have found over the years that these tips have works. Ultimately though you will need to extract, what ever you have done, from the carpet. So if you manage to extract everything with a vacuum cleaner or if you have a carpet cleaning machine, extraction will always produce the best results.

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