If a quiet glass of vino during this fairly stressful period, turned it to a 'damnit not the (hopefully not new) carpet situation, you don't need to panic as we have a quick solution for you. How to get red wine out of carpet can be easily done and with the most unlikely of ingredients too. Nope, this doesn't mean you'll be cracking open a bottle of white (myth) to help you do the job, although, should you want to celebrate your success that way, we do approve.
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 (hopefully you are stocked up), 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 method below.
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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.
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Will baking soda remove red wine from carpet?
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!