Doctors often recommend a glass of wine a day and tell you it will benefit your health. However, a red wine stain on your carpet isn’t beneficial to anyone. Red wine, or grape juice which is a very similar type of stain, can become a major eyesore and ruin your carpet. Green Co Carpet Cleaning would like to help and share a few methods on how you can remove red wine or grape fruit juice stains out of your carpet.
Carpet Stain Remover Basics
Before we begin on how to clean red wine stains, it’s important to know a few basics. First, always avoid using water that’s too hot on your carpet as it can cause shrinking and discoloring. Also, always use white paper towels or cloths when cleaning any stain. The dye from colored cloth or paper towels can seep into the carpet and cause an additional problem. Before using any cleaning agent test it first in a discrete area and observe any negative affects before using it in an open area. With these basic rules in mind, you can successfully clean any stain.
How to Get Red Wine Out of Carpet with Baking Soda
When a stain or spill from red wine occurs, immediately go and get a dry cloth and with light pressure blot at the wine. You want to use the cloth to absorb the wine instead of the carpet. Keep blotting until you have soaked up most of the liquid from out of the carpet. Next you will want to pour a small amount of cold water on the stain, just enough to help dilute the remaining wine inside the carpet. Once again, blot at the spill with a clean dry cloth. This will reduce the appearance of the stain. Keep blotting at the stain until most of the stain is gone. Next create a paste by mixing together baking soda and water. Smear the paste on the stain and allow the paste to dry over night. The next day vacuum up the dry paste. Along with it, any remaining residue should follow. If that fails try the method below to remove red wine stains.
Another Method to Remove Red Wine Carpet Stains
Another method for removing red wine or grape juice stains begins just as before. Using a dry cloth blot at the spill to absorb as much of the stain as possible. Again pour cold water over the stain to dilute the wine and then blot with a clean dry cloth. To treat the remainder of the stain you will want to mix together two cups of warm water, one tablespoon of white wine vinegar, and one tablespoon of liquid dish soap. Mix the ingredients into a bowl. Using a sponge or a clean white cloth, blot at the wine starting on the outside of the stain and work inwards in a circular pattern. This technique helps prevent the stain from spreading. Keep using the mixture and blot at the stain until the stain dissolves. Once the area is dry use your vacuum cleaner to restore the pile of the carpet.
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