Sometimes, as hard as we try to avoid it, someone spills red wine on the carpet. It’s even worse when the carpet is a light colour! In their despair, some people may be tempted just to give up and throw the carpet away. However, don’t lose hope yet – we’ve collected some ways that will help you bring the carpet back to life.
To remove a red wine stain from the carpet, you should first remove the remaining wine with a cotton pad or a clean, soft cloth, moving it from the stain’s edges to the centre. It will help keep the wine within the stain and prevent the stain from spreading across the rest of the carpet.
Now, we’ll give you a run-down of the specific ways to remove red wine stains from the carpet. However, you should remember that you have to test it on a little piece of carpet to check how it works and make sure it won’t cause further damage to the carpet. This step is particularly important for carpets made of delicate or expensive material.
Methods of removing red wine stains from the carpet
- Sprinkle salt or baking soda on the stain.
- Leave it overnight and vacuum the remaining salt or baking soda from the carpet in the morning.
- Mix white vinegar with dishwashing liquid in a glass of cool water.
- Absorb some of the liquid with a clean cloth
- Using the cloth, soak the stain with the liquid.
Method 3 (not suitable for white or beige carpets)
- Put some white wine (but not dessert wine!) on the stain.
- Sprinkle baking soda on this area.
- Cover the stain with a clean napkin and press it down with something heavy (like a book).
- In 3-4 hours, thoroughly vacuum this section of carpet.
Method 4 (for white and beige carpets)
Method 5 (use only for synthetic carpets)
- Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar with 1 litre of water.
- Apply a thin layer of this solution to the stain and leave it for 1-2 hours.
Method 6 (for wool and cotton carpets)
- Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in 1 litre of water.
- Soak a clean sponge or cotton pad with this solution and apply it to the carpet
- Leave it for 15-20 minutes.