After Party: Removing Red Wine Stains on Your Carpet

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carpet cleaning servicesMany special occasions and get-togethers are worth celebrating with red wine. If you’re inviting friends and relatives over to your house, then spilling their drinks on the carpet is the last thing you would want to happen. If ever it does, then you don’t have to panic. Red wine is less likely to stain if you know what to do right after the spill.

Blot, Don’t Rub

Place a clean white paper, towel, or rag above the spilled wine. Press gently using your fingers until it absorbs the red wine. Don’t rub because you’ll only make it worse. If the stain has soaked deeper into the carpet, suggests that hiring carpet cleaning services is advisable to prevent it from staining your carpet permanently.

Make a Solution
  1. Vinegar Solution – Mix a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid and white vinegar in warm water. Make sure that the mixture isn’t sticky before using it on the carpet. Pour the solution and use a sponge soaked in cold water to blot it.
  2. Dishwashing Soap and Hydrogen Peroxide – Mix both elements thoroughly. The amount you’ll need depends on the size of the stain. Be careful when using this on your carpet, though. This solution can cause discoloration, so better try it out first.
  3. White Wine Mix – In some cases, you can solve an alcohol problem with more alcohol. Pour white wine (or vodka) over the spill and blot it. This helps lighten the color of red wine, making it easier to remove.
Do the Cleanup

Regardless of the solution, it’s best to clean them up using a sponge and vacuum. Many experts say that pouring salt over the stain and leaving it for eight hours is also effective. Use a damp sponge to absorb the solution. If the stain is gone, you can start vacuuming the carpet to see the result. If not, then you should ask the help of carpet cleaners.

Never worry about spills when inviting people over to your house again. Know the solution and whom to contact to keep your carpets stain-free.

About Eleanor Sharp
Eleanor Sharp is the author of AGSE Law. As a paralegal, she has worked with attorneys in many fields to ensure their clients get the best advice and representation. She is passionate about helping people understand the complexities of the legal system so they can make better decisions for themselves. Eleanor loves reading, travel, and spending time with her family. She hopes her articles will help others navigate life’s legal intricacies with confidence.

3 Comments on "After Party: Removing Red Wine Stains on Your Carpet"

  1. If you don’t want to use paper or a towel, using salt is okay. It does a good job absorbing liquids and can prevent wine from seeping into the carpet. No need to blot. Just leave it there for a while.

  2. Club soda mixture is a good way to remove carpet stains too! It has mineral-like ingredients like potassium bicarbonate and potassium sulfate that remove stains like red wine.

  3. Josephine G. McFadden | November 5, 2014 at 5:39 am |

    I tried vodka before and got good results. It kinda smells though but it’s a good alternative.At least I don’t have to use vinegar whenever there’s a spill.

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