November 19, 2013

How to Get Red Wine Stains Out Of Carpet

So you’re having a party, and a guest accidentally spills an entire glass of wine on your carpet!

The first reaction you have is genuine panic. How will you get this huge deep red stain out your beautiful beige carpet? While it may seem like you will never get the stain out, don’t worry! It is entirely possible to get red wine stains out of carpets by using the following easy steps:

Blot the stain.

The first thing to do is blot the carpet to remove any excess spillage. Avoid rubbing the stain, as this will work the wine further into the carpet fibers. Blotting gets the excess wine out. Be sure to use an absorbent, clean cloth that you don’t mind being wine-stained. Choose white or light colored cloths rather than dark, as the dark can also leave marks behind.

Dilute the stain.

Next, rinse the carpet to dilute the wine before it sets in. The best way to do this is to pour cold water directly on the stain. Then, blot with a cloth immediately after. Repeat this method a few times if necessary.

Use baking soda.

Baking soda works wonders on red wine stain. You can make a paste of baking soda and water by using three parts baking soda and one part water. Mix, and put the paste directly on the stain. Let it dry, and then vacuum up the paste.

Of course, even when using the above methods, red wine stains may not come completely out of the carpet. It may be necessary to get your carpet professionally cleaned. The most important thing to remember is to never let the red wine stain sit on the carpet. If you wait even a few days, the stain will probably be set into the carpet by this time and it will be impossible to remove.

Call your natural carpet cleaning service as soon as possible, and be sure to show him exactly where the stain is when he arrives.

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