Carpet Care: How to Remove Red Wine Stains

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The winter holidays are a blast, but mix in food, family, and friends at your place, and you're bound to deal with some messy spills. Lucky for you, COIT is here with tips and tricks for getting those stubborn red wine stains out of your carpet.

Our Online Spot Removal Guide is packed with step-by-step advice for whipping up your own cleaning solutions that tackle the most common messes, along with tips on how to use them effectively. 

Here's how you can fight back against red wine stains:

How to Get Red Wine Out of Your Carpet

Red wine spills can make your heart race, but acting fast can save your carpet. Here's what to do to lift that wine out:

1. With a white cloth, try and blot as much of the red wine stain as you can. The more you soak up now, the less you'll have to deal with later.

2. After you finish blotting, pour a bit of cold water directly onto the wine stain. Doing this helps dilute what remains of the stain, making blotting a bit easier. Continue blotting until you find that no more of the stain will come out.

3. Now prepare a baking soda paste by mixing a three to one ratio of water to baking soda and applying it to the affected area. Once the paste is dry, vacuum the stain.

Vinegar Method for Red Wine Stains 

1. As with most stains, it’s best to blot the stain to remove any wine that hasn’t been absorbed yet. You can use paper towels or a clean cloth.

2. In a small bowl, pour two cups of warm water. Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid.

3. Dip a sponge into the bowl and begin applying the solution directly onto the wine stain.

4. Continue blotting until the stain has lifted.

Prefer to see how it's done? Check out our video guide on removing red wine stains from carpet.

These home remedies usually do the trick, but if you're stuck, call 1-800-FOR-COIT. We're here to help with more tips or to set you up with a professional cleaning.

FAQ: Removing Red Wine Stains

Can red wine stains be removed?

Absolutely! With the right approach and a bit of elbow grease, even the nastiest red wine stains can be lifted from your carpet.

What takes red wine out of carpet?

Act quickly with a white cloth to blot up as much wine as possible. Follow up with cold water to dilute the stain, then continue blotting. 

For tough stains, a baking soda paste or a mixture of vinegar and dish soap can work wonders.

Does Dawn remove red wine stains?

Yes, Dawn dish soap can be effective for removing red wine stains. Mix it with white vinegar and warm water for a potent stain-fighting solution. Apply with a sponge and blot the stain away.

Does baking soda remove red wine stains?

Yes, baking soda is great for tackling red wine spills. Make a paste with water, apply it to the stain, let it dry, and then vacuum up the residue. This method is especially good for dried stains.

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