So you accidentally spilled some wine on your carpet? Well, don’t worry. While it is not a pleasant experience, it is not something that cannot be rectified.
With the right methods, you can easily remove wine from your carpet without leaving a stain behind.
Here are the steps you should take in order to remove wine from your carpet:
Step 1: Blot Up The Wine
The very first thing you should do is to prevent the situation from getting worse. In other words, you don’t want the wine to spread to a larger area or seep deeper into your carpet.
Therefore, you should immediately take a piece of dry rag and blot up as much of the spillage as possible.
Step 2: Use White Vinegar, Dishwasher and Water
There are many methods that can be used to remove wine stains from a carpet. For example, you can use baking soda, hydrogen peroxide or even a dedicated carpet stain solution.
However, not every household has these items. Therefore, we will go with the more common items. Most household should have white vinegar, dishwasher and water.
First, prepare a cup of warm water. Next, add 1 to 2 tablespoon of white vinegar followed by 1 to 2 tablespoon of dishwasher. Stir the solution.
Step 3: Blot The Carpet Again
With the solution and a piece of clean rag, blot the carpet again. You should be able to see some improvement. The wine stains should be more or less gone after you blot a few times.
Step 4: Clean Up With A Dry Cloth
The last step is to gently blot the carpet with a dry cloth.
Things To Take Note
First, it is important to make sure that you clean up the carpet immediately after the spill. If not, the wine stain may become permanent and become harder to get rid of.
Second, be sure not to rub the carpet too hard. If you do so, the stain will spread and it may cause damage to your carpet.