We’ve all experienced it – that scary moment when a red wine glass topples over the table and spills onto the carpet. Yikes!
It’s definitely one of those stains that can leave its mark, and unless you know how to remove the wine from carpet, that stain may be sticking around a little too long.
Good thing the professionals at COIT have a few step-by-step solutions that may help!
Start sooner, rather than later
As with most household stains, the sooner you act, the better. If you can start removing the stain before it fully sets into the carpet, you’ll have a better shot at removing it.
Here’s method 1:
- With a white cloth, try and blot as much of the red wine as you can. The more you can soak up, the less you’ll have to remove.
- After you finish blotting, pour a bit of cold water directly onto the wine stain. Doing this helps dilute what remains of the stain, making blotting a bit easier. Continue blotting until you find that no more of the stain will come out.
- Now prepare a baking soda paste by mixing a three-to-one ratio of water-to-baking soda and applying it to the affected area. Once the paste is dry, vacuum the stain.
Need another method to try? Here’s another one to test when you’re dealing with spilled red wine on a carpet. .
- Again, start by blotting the stain to remove any wine that hasn’t been absorbed yet. Use paper towels or a clean cloth.
- In a small bowl, pour two cups of warm water. Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid.
- Dip a sponge into the bowl and begin applying the solution directly onto the wine stain.
- Continue blotting until the stain has lifted.
If these do-it-yourself procedures still aren’t lifting the wine stain, it may be time to call Coit! Coit Cleaning and Restoration Services’ trained technicians offer professional deep clean services, including attempting red wine stain removal.*
* NOTE: Wine removal is not guaranteed as many variables factor into this type of stain.