How To Get Red Wine Out Of Carpet
There are several methods for how to get red wine out of a carpet that work equally. However, the best method to remove red wine from a carpet is to take action immediately. There are many commercial products that will get the freshly spilled red wine out of your white carpet but you may not have them on hand when the spill happens. Fortunately, common household items will remove a red wine spill just as well.
To get red wine out of a carper, you will need:
- Club soda
- Towels are the first line of defense. Almost every household keeps old towels around to dry the dog after a bath, or to dry your hand washed car. The moment you are aware of the red wine being spilled, run for a stack of old towels. Place a folded over the wet wine and stand on the towel to absorb as much of the wine as possible.
- Treat the spill. While the wine is still wet, pour enough club soda on the wine stained area to get it wet. Place another folded towel over the red wine stain and stand on the towel to absorb the pink colored club soda. Repeat if necessary.
- Salt the stain. The second method of removing red wine from a carpet is to place a folded towel over the red wine and stand on it to absorb as much wine as possible. Pour enough club soda or water on the wine to dampen it slightly. Pour a generous amount of every day table salt on the wet stain. The salt will begin to look pink as it absorbs the wine. Let the stain dry for at least 6 hours then vacuum up the salt. The stain should be gone.
Tips & Warnings: If the red wine spill stain is dried and set into the carpet, try a cleaning agent like Shout, which is a laundry treatment, or Dri-Clean available at automotive stores. Do not over-saturate the red wine stain with club soda to avoid damaging the carpet padding underneath.