Your carpet is an integral part of your home, and you want to keep it looking its best. Accidents happen. You need to know how to clean up the mess when they do. Wine stains will leave your carpet stained and dirty if you don't know how to clean them up properly. Here are three practical tips for getting rid of those pesky wine stains.
1. Act Fast
Time is of the essence. As soon as you spill, blot up as much of the wine as possible with a clean white cloth or paper towel. Using the cloth or paper towel, blot by making firm, even pressure on the affected area. Be sure to blot from the outside of the stain towards the center to avoid spreading it.
2. Break Out the Salt
Sprinkle salt onto the stain. It will help to absorb the wine and make it easier to blot up. Salt acts as a natural absorbent. You should notice the stain starting to lighten after a few minutes. The salt changes to pink or light red as it absorbs the wine. Leave it overnight for best results. Vacuum up the salt, and you should see a significant difference in the stain. Red wine stains can be stubborn, so you may need to repeat this process a few times before the stain is completely gone.
3. Raid the First Aid Kit
Hydrogen peroxide is amazing for removing red wine stains. Be sure to use 3% hydrogen peroxide, as this is the only kind safe for carpet. Pour hydrogen peroxide onto the stain and leave it. The oxygen in the hydrogen peroxide will break down the molecules in the wine, making it easier to blot up. After a few minutes, blot the hydrogen peroxide with a clean cloth or paper towel. You should see the stain lighten or disappear altogether.
Next time you have a red wine spill, don't panic. With patience, you can make your carpet look new again. Nip Tuck Carpet Repair offers a wide variety of carpet solutions to keep your carpets looking their best. We have you covered, from stretching and repair to cleaning and stain removal.
By Nip Tuck Carpet Repair 8-5-2022