Red wine is loaded with antioxidants and can be beneficial to your health, but when it ends up on your carpet it may send your blood pressure racing. There are things you should do and things you shouldn’t when dealing with a red wine stain on your carpet. Do not scrub the stain. All this will do is spread it and cause it to set in. If this doesn’t work you might grab a stain remover. You spray the stain only to see the color change and a green border appear. All this will do is highlight the stain. Now the stain looks different and no longer transfers to the white towel you’ve been using to scrub. At this point there isn’t anything you can do other than call the professionals.

How to Get Red Wine Out of Carpet

If the stain is fresh you have a good chance at removing the stain completely
1. Work quickly because the spill is not a stain yet
2. Use a white towel and use all your weight to press on the stain. Blot as much of the spill as possible and be patient
3. Replace the cloth as needed until the spill no longer transfers. Just remember not to scrub
4. After the stain no longer transfers use a small amount of water and blot for a few more minutes
5. Use another clean towel and place a heavy item on it for a few hours
6. If you still see any color, call the professionals
This process is quite effective and will remove most of the stain without damaging your carpet. It will also prevent the stain from getting worse and impossible for professional to remove.

More Ideas to Remove Old Red Wine Stains

If you happen to have disposable diapers in the home, they work great to absorb stains. Work from the outside in as you blot. You can also try mixing one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one cup of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. You can then use a sponge and blot with cold water and blot dry. If you have white or lighter colored carpet you can try mixing one-part hand dishwashing detergent with two parts hydrogen peroxide. Just make sure to test the solution in a hidden area to check for damage and color change. After you have blotted as much of the wine as you can, pour salt over the stain and leave it for a few hours or overnight. The salt granules will work to pull the moisture out of the stain. Salt works to draw the moisture out and will work better on wet stains. If the stain is too dry, pour some water in the stain first and then add the salt. The salt will start to turn pink. You can then scoop up the extra salt and vacuum. This method can be very effective at removing a red wine stain.

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