Red wine stain? No problem.
Here’s a DIY how-to for removing red wine stains from carpet
One of the carpet or upholstery spills that we all fear the most is red wine. Here’s our suggested treatment that really can work for getting red wine stains out.
Red Wine Stain Treatment
First step: blot, blot, blot: If it is a new spill, use a white cloth or paper towels to blot as much of the red wine spill as you can. Follow this with pouring a bit of cold water directly onto the wine stain. Doing this helps dilute what remains of the stain. Continue with blotting until no more of the stain is coming out.
IMPORTANT! Don’t forget to test: Of course, your stains don’t always cooperate by appearing in inconspicuous areas, but do keep in mind that it is always recommended that you first test any cleaning solution on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is out of the way.
The Dish Soap and White Wine Vinegar Solution Method
This method is great for red wine and a host of other tough stains.
- Pour two cups of warm water into a bowl. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar and another tablespoon of dishwashing liquid.
- Dip a sponge into the bowl and wring out well. Then begin applying the solution directly onto the wine stain. You should see immediate lifting of the stain, but continue blotting until the stain has lifted completely.
- Follow with blotting the area with clear water, then blotting dry with a clean white towel or paper towels.
Let your carpet and upholstery cleaning PRO help: On your next scheduled cleaning, show your technician the area. Any remaining stain residue can be treated and cleaned.
Note: Home remedies are not guaranteed and may, at times, make spots/stains appear worse or make spots/stains that a trained professional is capable of removing into more permanent issues.
This is one of a series of articles written and published on behalf of Stone and Tile PRO Partners.