Red wine on the carpet? Here’s 2 ways to save it from staining! – Nanaimo News Bulletin
As with most household stains, the sooner you start trading red wine spills, the better, note the professionals at Coit.
Red wine on the carpet? Here are 2 ways to keep it safe from stains!
We’ve all experienced it – that frightening moment when a red wine glass falls over the table and falls on the carpet. Ouch!
It’s definitely one of those stains that can leave a mark, and if you don’t know how to remove the wine from the carpet, that stain can stick a little too long.
It’s good that the professionals at COIT have some step-by-step solutions that can help!
Start sooner rather than later
As with most household stains, the sooner you act, the better. If you can remove the stain before it is fully incorporated into the carpet, it will be better for you to remove.
Here is method 1:
- Try to blot off as much red wine as possible with a white cloth. The more you can suck up, the less you need to remove.
- After dabbing, pour some cold water directly onto the wine stain. This will allow you to thin out the remains of the stain and make it a little easier to erase. Keep dabbing until you find that no more stain comes out.
- 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.
Need another method to try? Here is another one to test if you are dealing with spilled red wine on a carpet. .
- Start dabbing the stain again to remove any unabsorbed wine. Use paper towels or a clean cloth.
- Pour two cups of warm water into a small bowl. Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of dish soap.
- Dip a sponge in the bowl and apply the solution directly to the wine stain.
- Keep dabbing until the stain has come off.
If these do-it-yourself procedures still don’t remove the wine stain, it may be time to give Coit a call! Coit Cleaning and Restoration Services’ trained technicians provide professional deep cleaning services including attempting to remove red wine stains. *
Check them out, along with their full stain removal guide, at www.coit.ca or call us now for a free, no-obligation quote on all cleaning services.
* NOTE: Wine removal is not guaranteed as many variables affect this type of stain.
If DIY tips don’t match the stain, it’s time to give the pros at Coit a call.