We’ve all experienced it, that heart dropping moment when a glass full of red wine gets knocked off the table and spills onto your carpet. It’s definitely one of those stains that you need to treat fast! But, unless you know how to remove red wine out of carpet you may end up doing more damage than good. As with most household stains, the quicker you respond the better. We have put together a step-by-step guide to efficiently removing red wine stains from your carpet easily.
As soon as the spillage happens, be sure to start blotting the stained area with a white cloth. The more you soak up now, the less you’ll have to remove!
Apply cold water
Immediately after you have finished blotting, pour some cold water directly onto the wine-stained area. The reason for this, is to dilute what remains of the stain. So, continue blotting and you will find that the cold water is starting to fade the stain.
Use baking soda
After you have finished blotting away the stain as much as you can, it is now time to make a baking soda paste. You can do this by mixing a three to one ratio of water to baking soda and applying it directly to the stained area. Once the paste has dried, you can then vacuum the stain.
This stain removal technique is designed to work on most red wine stains, however, if you find that the stain hasn’t fully vanished then there are still some other things you can try.
Other red wine removal techniques…
Try using vinegar on the stain
In a small bowl, measure out two cups of warm water, one tablespoon of white vinegar and also one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid. And continue blotting until the stain has lifted.
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