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How to Remove Red Wine from your Carpet

Date posted: 24 November 2016

A red wine spill will leave you with an unsightly stain on your carpet if you don't clean it up properly. And, as is the case with most stains, the quicker you deal with it the easier it will be to remove.

Don't waste your time reaching for the white wine to pour over the stain –  Which? put the theory to the test and it simply didn't work, and it left a pungent white wine smell behind. There are plenty of products on the supermarket shelves promising to remove red wine stains from your carpet, some of which will be more effective than others, but you can avoid using chemicals and instead turn to household products to shift the stain. Diluted washing-up liquid appears to be the best and safest home remedy for red wine stains, and in some cases it actually works better than the shop-bought chemical carpet stain removers.

Here's how to do it:

  1. If the spill has only just happened, blot up as much of the red wine as you can from your carpet, taking care not to spread the stain any further.
     
  2. Mix a squirt of washing-up liquid per two litres of water (avoid using more soap than this or it may leave dark spots on your carpet if it isn't rinsed out thoroughly).
     
  3. Using a clean, white cloth blot gently at the stain until it has gone, or at least faded.
     
  4. Repeats steps 2 and 3 until the stain has gone.
     
  5. Use a little cold water and a clean cloth to sponge the area to remove any residual cleaning solution.
     
  6. Blot the area dry. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the process.

The same process work if you need to remove a red wine stain from an item of upholstery.

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