Expensive carpets and red wine is any hostesses’ nightmare. After a glass or two, the risk of spilling increases. This does not mean, that you stop using carpets or drinking the wine. Since removing the ugly stains require expensive steam cleaning, it is always in one’s own interest that, some damage control measures are kept at hand. Paper towels or white clothes, which can absorb better, should always be within reach. To delay, after a spill is foolhardy. The red wine should not be left to dry as it will get set. In addition, the spill should not be scrubbed or rubbed, as this makes the wine, go deeper into the fiber, after which no home remedies, will be enough. When serving red wine, it is better not to keep white colored carpets and rugs. Use darker colored carpets so that the stains are not visible. Read the article below for tips to remove red wine stains from your carpet.
How To Remove Red Wine Stain From Carpet
- Use a clean cloth or napkin, to blot the red wine spill from carpet. Then mix a bowl of hydrogen peroxide, with one tablespoon of shampoo. Use a piece of cloth, soak it, then blot the stain, and continue to do so, until the stain disappears. Then, use warm water to sponge the stained area, and then dry with clean paper towels.
- White wine can counter the effects of red wine. Pour white wine over the red wine spill in the carpet, and then, use a paper towel to soak it up. Then use any carpet shampoo to wash the stain away.
- Immediately after a red wine spill, pour club soda on the stain. This prevents the stain, from entering the carpet fibers, and the salt in the club soda prevents the stain from setting. Salt can also be used separately on a spill, as an immediate counter stain setting measure.
- Mix 50% water and 50% glycerin and using a white cloth, dab on the stain, until it is removed.
- Make a paste by mixing three parts baking soda and one part water. Apply this paste on the stain, and allow it to dry. Vacuum it up using a vacuum cleaner.
- Blot dry the stain using paper napkins. Next, moisten it with water, and add borax. Leave it to dry, before vacuuming.
- Select a detergent that contains no alkalis or bleaches. Mix one tablespoon of the detergent with a cup of warm water, and then apply it to the stain. Blot dry using paper towels or napkin. Then mix one third of a cup of vinegar with two third cup of water. Apply it to the stain and then blot. Use the sponge to blot it with water. Repeat the cycle until the stain disappears.
- Mix water and lemon in fifty-fifty ratio, and pour it over the stain. Blot dry with a white cloth.
- In one cup of warm water, dilute one tablespoon of ammonia. Moisten the stain with the solution, and keep for five to ten minutes. Use a paper towel to blot the stain, and repeat until the stain disappears.