Red wine is the enemy of carpet owners everywhere, but a wine stain doesn’t have to mean the end for your carpet—even if it’s white. People successfully remove wine stains from carpet every day, and no one is ever the wiser. If you’ve had a spill, here are a few important tips to remove red wine from the carpet.
Removing Red Wine from Carpet
- Blot the stain as soon as you can to absorb as much wine as possible. Use an absorbent towel to soak up the wine without spreading the stain.
- Once you’ve blotted up as much wine as possible, pour a small amount of cold water on the stained area. This dilutes the stain and makes it easier to soak up more of the wine. Be sure you’re using cold water and not warm or hot, as those can set the stain. Add more cold water little by little until you’ve gotten up as much of the stain as you can on your own.
- Mix baking soda with water at a 3 to 1 ratio until you have a paste. Apply this to the wine stain and wait for it to dry. Once completely dry, you can vacuum it up and take most of the stain with it.
- There might be a hint of a stain left over after these DIY methods. In that case, use commercial red wine stain removers or other carpet cleaners to clean the area thoroughly.
While it’s easy to remove wine stains from the carpet at home, some severe cases might require the work of a professional. At Lone Star Pro Services, we use state-of-the-art cleaning techniques and powerful cleaning solvents to lift even the toughest stains from your carpet. For a free estimate, give us a call at 832-410-8622 today.