How to get red wine out of carpet – in three ways

Spills happen, and who can blame you for drinking a little red at home given the current climate? Here's how to get red wine out of carpet fast

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If you need to know how to get red wine out of carpet fast, then you are in the right place. And, fear not as it can be easily done with the most unlikely of household ingredients too. Before you get carried away, no this doesn't mean you'll be opening a bottle of white (myth) to help you do the job, although, should you want to celebrate your success that way, we do approve... So if a quiet glass of vino has turned it to an 'oops not the (hopefully not new) carpet' situation, you don't need to panic as we have a quick solution for you.

First things first, you need to dry out the stain and this can often do the trick depending on the severity of the stain. You can use kitchen roll, or a towel, to blot and absorb the red wine until it's almost dry. Then flushing the area with carbonated water or soda water while continuously dabbing and blotting the area should work. You may need to repeat this process a few times. This may or may not have worked completely, but if not, you should finish the job off with one of the best carpet cleaning products or follow our methods below. 

1. How to remove red wine stains with white vinegar

For this slightly more natural alternative to carpet cleaner, you should mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with one tablespoon of washing-up liquid with two cups of still water. 

Blot this mixture onto the stain using a towel or cloth, similar to before. Take another clean and dry towel to blot off any access until the stain has disappeared and you should be left with zero evidence of red wine drinking.

2. Using baking soda to remove red wine from carpet

Indeed it can be done, and for this method you need to again, blot out as much of the wine stain as possible as above. You will then need to spray hydrogen peroxide on to the stain before adding a good amount of baking soda, ensuring the stain is fully covered. Let the solution sit for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse and blot with water and a clean cloth. Ta-da. Don't do it again!

3. How salt works in getting rid of red wine on carpet

If it's a small and fresh spill then salt alone could really help. We still recommend however that you think of salt as a buffer while you decide on the best course of action. Pour a generous amount of salt onto the red wine spill and this should keep it from setting, plus, it's great alternative to kitchen towel or a regular towel if you haven't got these to hand!

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