Red wine stains are definitely one of those stains that know how to leave its mark. And unless you know how to remove red wine out of carpet, that stain may be sticking around a little too long. 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 getting rid of it. Here are some of the tips and tricks for removing red wine stains from your carpet:
- With a white cloth, try and blot as much of the red wine stain as you can. After you finish blotting, pour a bit of cold water directly onto the wine stain. 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.
- Pour salt over the stain while it’s still wet. Let the salt sit. As it absorbs the wine, the salt will gradually turn pinkish. Discard the excess salt and vacuum up the carpet.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and 2 of warm water. Stir to combine the three ingredients. Wet the stain with the mixture by spraying it. Let it sit for 5 minutes and spray cold water. Repeat the process till the entire stain comes off. Dab the carpet with dry cloth.