With the holidays in full swing, your carpets are going to get a lot of traffic! If you have parties or are just relaxing in the evening, accidents happen and with the staining power of red wine you’ll want to get it out as soon as possible for the best results. Here are the top 3 ways to get red wine out of your carpet!
1. Carine Chem-Dry
For the absolute best results, call Carine Chem-Dry. We recommend placing a damp towel over the stain to keep it moist and then give us a call! We will analyze the stain and based on the type of fiber and color we will provide a specialized stain removal.
2. Cold Carbonated Water and Blotting*
To start, blot up the wine right away. Blot with a clean cloth in an up-and-down motion and NOT side-to-side. Rubbing the stain will force the wine deeper into your carpet, making it harder to remove and can even extend the stain. Next, pour cold carbonated water over the stain and blot until carpet is dry and repeat until stain is gone.
3. White Wine and Baking Soda*
You may be thinking that putting more wine on your carpets is the last thing you want to do, however in a pinch, white wine dilutes the color of red wine like water does. (Make sure to avoid Moscato and dessert wines to prevent your carpets from becoming a dirtier, sticky mess.) Step one, pour the wine on your carpet and blot lightly with a dry or damp sponge. Next you will want to make a paste with your baking soda, three parts water to one part baking soda works well. Cover the stain with the paste and place a clean cloth or towel on top. Use a heavy weight, like a dictionary, to put pressure on the stain and leave overnight. (The cloth may get damp, so I would avoid using anything of value as the weight.) When the baking soda is dry vacuum it, and the stain up. If you notice any leftover residue, dissolve it with some cold water and vacuum again when dry.
*DISCLAIMER: Depending on the type of carpet, you have some remedies may not be as effective and over use may result in a more permanent stain or carpet discoloration. For the safest and best results call Carine Chem-Dry, you can also check out and buy our spot and stain removers for a quick fix!