It’s getting colder and the red wine nights are getting more, especially in the winter. But with this the chance of spots on your favourite carpet in the living room is also growing. How to deal with red wine stains? Here are some basic steps that will help you to take the right actions immediately at the moment of the accident.
- The first and the most important action is to blot the wine spot. For this you will need a towel (a paper one will also work). For better results you can add some plain soda. Try to soak as much as you can of the wine liquid and remember that fast reaction will always lead to better results when cleaning your carpet later.
- It may sound crazy but for the second step you will need another alcohol solution – white wine or vodka will neutralize the red one. Pour some white wine or vodka and blot again.
- After you have finished blotting, it’s time to wash the carpet with shampoo. First of all do not forget to check the color-fastness of your carpet. As a wine removal you can also use a mixture of dish detergent and vinegar. After cleaning the spot, rinse it with warm water and dry it with a towel.
- If the spot is a stubborn one, try to clean it with a paste mixture of baking soda and water. Apply the paste on the affected area and vacuum the stain.
If there is still a stain after the whole process, then don’t hesitate to find a professional service to help you clean any carpet stains!