This is everyone’s nightmare, red wine spilled on a white carpet. Everyone wants to know how to remove red wine stains from carpets and in their minds it is urgent. There is no question you need to move quickly to get rid of the red wine stain, but it is important to clean it up properly and not leave a long term red stain on your carpet. So what do you do to get rid of that red wine on the while carpet? Turns out is fairly easy as long as you act quickly and get to work on the stain. Using while paper towels is the first step. Blot as much of the liquid as you can being careful not to rub the wine in further.
How to Remove Red Wine Stains from Carpets
Step 1: As we mentioned the first step is to blot as much of the liquid up using paper towels being careful to not rub it in further.
Step 2: Pour some cold water over the stain and continue blotting up the liquid. The water will dilute the wine and remove some of the color. Continue blotting as long as you are getting some of the liquid on the paper towels.
Step 3: (Note – not verified by the writer, try on a test area) Mix baking soda and water in a three to one mixture. Apply it to the affected area and let it dry. Vacuum the next day and it should remove all of the stain.
Step 4: If you do not like the idea of step 3, go to a hardware store and purchase a stain remover that works with red wine. The spot will stay wet for several hours after steps 1 and 2 so you will have time to go to the store and pick up the product.
If it is more serious or you’re not satisfied you may have to turn to a professional to have the stain removed.