How to Remove Red Wine from Carpet

Clean Red Wine from Carpet San Antonio TXRed wine spills are quite common. Here are a couple of strategies to get the red out. Keep in mind that the sooner you treat the spot the better chance you have of success. Before using either method, test on an inconspicuous area such as the inside corner of a closet.

Plan A

Step 1: Drizzle a combination of Dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide (must use both) on the spot.

Step 2: Blot with a clean dry cloth until no more stain shows on the cloth. You will need to change your cloth often or use a clean patch of the towel each time as you are blotting to be sure you are not spreading the stain.

Step 3: Rinse with warm water and let dry.

Plan B

Step 1: Begin by blotting with a clean cloth to remove as much of the wine as possible. It’s very important to BLOT throughout this entire process DO NOT SCRUB. Your goal is to “lift” the stain, not rub it into the fibers. Working from the outside of the stain towards the center will keep the stain from spreading.

Step 2: Apply white wine tonic water to the stain. If it is a wool carpet, use white wine only.

Step 3: Blot with a clean dry cloth until no more stain shows on the cloth. You will need to change your cloth often or use a clean patch of the towel each time as you are blotting to be sure you are not spreading the stain.
If all else fails call your local professional carpet cleaner and make sure they use a hot water extraction process to remove red wine.