It really sucks when you are enjoying yourself by having a drink of wine and suddenly for whatever reason it spills all over your carpet. What makes it worse is that the carpet is very bright colored so the big red wine stain will stick out more than anything else. Cleaning carpets isn’t too hard to do especially when cleaning stains from one. In this post, I will be showing you how to get red wine out of your carpet.
The first thing to do
Whenever there is a spill on the carpet you have to immediately treat it. In this case, since we’re dealing with the red wine we have to get some paper towels and a clean cloth to absorb the wine. While this may not get rid of the stain it is still really important to do since it makes the cleaning process way easier.
Use Dish soap and hydrogen peroxide
This combination is the best for cleaning alcohol stains out of carpets and since wine has a lot of alcohol in it; this should be really easy. Pour some of the hydrogen peroxide onto the carpet then add a few tablespoons of dish soap onto it as well. Now use a clean cloth and blot the stain out of the carpet. You might have to do this multiple times in order for the red wine stain to disappear. Also if you’re planning to do this multiple times it’s best to use water instead of hydrogen peroxide the second time.
Vinegar and baking soda
These two make the best cleaning combination. You can clean almost any surface when you mix both vinegar and baking soda and in this case, they are an excellent choice for getting red wine stains out of your carpet. To do this all you have to do is pour some vinegar over the red wine stain and immediately sprinkle some baking soda on it as well. Let the mixture sit on the stain for 1-2 minutes then after that use a clean microfiber cloth to blot the stain or use a cleaning brush.
Will baking soda bleach the carpet?
While Baking soda won’t necessarily bleach your carpet if you leave too much on it for a very long time then you might see some sort of discoloration.
Vinegar and dish soap
This is yet another great way of cleaning the red wine stains out of your carpet. To do this you need to squeeze some dish soap onto the stain and then pour some vinegar on it as well. Now use a brush (toothbrush or cleaning brush) to scrub the red wine spillage out of your carpet, but make sure you are not spreading it. Keep doing this until the stain is no longer visible, however, it’s best to start using water instead of vinegar if you are planning to do this multiple times.
If the red wine stain is already dried up then it’s best to wet the stain and add a decent amount of salt to it. After doing this make sure to leave the salt on the stain until the next morning. This is a great way to absorb the red wine out of your carpet without blotting. The next thing you should do is vacuum the salt. If you realize that there is still some stain left then it’s best to get a damp cloth and clean it.
If you don’t want to use any of the tips I’ve mentioned then it’s best to use a regular carpet stain remover to do the job. You can get these at your local store or online.
Now that you made it to the end of the article you’ll realize that cleaning red wine out of your carpet isn’t so hard after all. Also if you are interested in how to deep clean your entire carpet then you should click here.