You’re having friends over for a special occasion, and that’s when it happens: a glass falls and you’re face to face with a red wine carpet stain.
But don’t panic!
Even though it seems like an irreversible mistake, you can make your carpet spotless again in just a few simple steps.
Use these proven and effective methods of making even the peskiest of red wine stains disappear.
Gently dab or pat the fresh stain with a clean cloth as soon as you can. This will help instantly absorb some of the liquid.
Next, pour a little water onto the stain and continue to dab with a dry section of your cloth. Once it seems like no more wine can be removed just by blotting, it’s time to make your paste.
Simply combine baking soda and water at a ratio of 3 parts to 1 until it forms a spreadable paste. Once ready, lightly pat it directly onto the remains of the stain.
Give a little bit of time for the paste to dry, then vacuum it up to reveal your rejuvenated, stain-free carpet.
Living up to its reputation as the cause of (and solution to) many of life’s problems, this remedy calls for an alcohol-on-alcohol fix.
Apply light amounts of any white wine to your red wine carpet stain, then blot it with a clean, dry cloth until the stain disappears.
If you’re fresh out of Chardonnay and other white varietals, vodka is a great substitute that can work just as well.
Vinegar is magic, especially when it comes to cleaning.
Whip up a quick white wine vinegar solution of 1 part vinegar, 2 parts cold water, and apply directly to the red wine. Blot repeatedly with a clean cloth until the stain lightens in color.
Next, dispense a few droplets of dishwashing detergent onto the remaining stain, add a bit of water, and blot with a dry cloth until the stain is fully removed.
This is a favorite non-toxic solution for homeowners.
Once again, blot the fresh stain repeatedly with a dry, clean cloth to soak up much of the liquid. Then sprinkle a good amount of salt directly onto the red stain, followed by a few splashes of club soda or seltzer.
Allow the salt and soda to dry for a few hours (or overnight), then vacuum the remnants up to reveal a clean carpet where the stain used to be.
Sometimes a red wine stain can be so deep that it’s resistant to even the best of homemade solutions. In these cases, we are happy to provide a deep clean to get rid of the mess and restore your floor to its original look.
So pour yourself another glass of red, and rest assured knowing there’s no stain we can’t handle.
Contact us today for any of your cleaning needs!