Remove Red Wine Stains from Carpet
Red wine stains can look scary, especially if your carpet is white. However, with the right products and a little technique, you can remove the stain completely.
If the stain has been there for some time, or you want to make sure you don’t make things worse than they already are, please talk to a professional carpet cleaner. Our featured carpet cleaners in Brisbane are happy to provide free advice over the phone.
Speed or Salt?
You have to act fast to remove red wine stains before they set. If you can’t tend to a red wine spill during the party, blot up as much of the spill as you can and then sprinkle liberally with table salt. Yes, table salt! Salt will keep the stain from setting until you can tend to it.
Blot Out That Spot!
The proper method to remove a spot is to blot, blot, and then blot again. Never rub a red wine stain. Rubbing and scrubbing will only force the liquid bearing the staining agents further into the carpet, making it even harder to remove.
The best material for blotting up any stain is a white terry towel. Keep white terry cloth towels on hand just for stain removal. If you don’t have terry towels, thick paper towels will work in a pinch.
How to Remove a Red Wine Stain
Soda water is a classic home remedy for stain removal. The carbonation lifts up the stain and the salt keeps the stain from setting. Blot up as much of the stain with terry towels and then pour club soda directly onto the stain. Blot up the wine/soda mixture. Most of the stain will come up. To remove the remaining stain, dab on a small amount of warm water and dish soap, and then blot.
White wine might seem like a crazy stain remover, but you can fight wine with wine. Just pour some white wine down on top of the red wine and blot away. The white wine will neutralize the staining components in the red wine and help lift it off the carpet.
Baking soda is more than a leavening agent. It contains salts which help the stain from setting and will make red wine stain removal much easier. First blot up as much of the stain as you can. Then apply a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Allow the paste to dry and then vacuum up.
Sodium percarbonate is the active ingredient in any of the “Oxy” named products. It is what is left when you remove the water from hydrogen peroxide. Any of the “oxy” named products (OxyBoost, OxyClean) will remove any organic stain.
Chateau Spill Red Wine Stain Remover is our recommended Wine stain remover, It is specifically designed for the tough wine stains and it is also Bio Degradable which is a plus.
You can get yours: HERE
Call in the Professionals
If you haven’t successfully removed the red wine stain from your carpet or if your carpet requires solvent-based cleaners, it is time to call in a professional. Blot as much of the stain as possible and then call a trusted carpet and rug cleaner.