How to Get Red Wine Out of Carpet
When red wine spills on carpet, what are you to do? Some think that red wine will completely ruin a carpet, but that’s not always the case. If you act quickly, think fast and spring into action, you can save your carpet. Read on to discover tips and tricks on how to get red wine out of carpet.
1. Take Action
- As soon as the wine hits the carpet, act fast. The sooner you get to the stain, the easier it will be to get the stain out. Remember to blot, not rub.
- Add water to the stained area, then blot again.
- Once you’ve cleaned up most of the spilled wine and slowed the seepage, it’s time to remove the stain entirely.
2. Club Soda
- One option to remove red wine from your carpet is by using regular club soda.
- Remember to first blot the stain with a lean, dry cloth. Next, pour club soda onto stain. Blot again.
- Keep repeating this process of pouring and blotting until the stain is gone.
3. Dish Soap & White Vinegar
- Again, start by blotting the stain with a rag, cloth or paper towel.
- Next, prepare your dish soap and white vinegar solution.
- Add a tablespoon of dishwashing soap and a tablespoon of white vinegar to two cups of water. Stir the mixture together.
- Pour a small amount of the mixture on the stain. Blot frequently with a cloth until the stain is gone.
4. Dish Soap & Hydrogen Peroxide
- Blot the stain with a clean, dry cloth.
- Mix two parts hydrogen peroxide and one part dishwashing soap.
- Apply the solution to your carpet stain. Blot and repeat until the stain is gone.
- You can also try hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Pour hydrogen peroxide on the stain and sprinkle in a hefty amount of baking soda. Make sure the stain is fully covered. Let the solution sit for 2 to 3 minutes before rinsing with water.
Tip: Before using this method, test it on a piece of cloth. As hydrogen peroxide is a mild bleach, you need to make sure it won’t damage your carpet.
5. Baking Soda
- Using a clean, dry cloth, blot the stain first.
- Pour cold water on stained area, and blot again.
- Mix one part water and three parts baking soda. Apply this mixture to the stain.
- Wait for the mixture to dry on the stain and then vacuum.
7. Stain Removal Products
- If home remedies don’t do the trick, there are always stain removal and cleaning products.
- There are several carpet cleaning product options sold at The Home Depot. Determine what one is best for your situation and follow the directions on the product.