Often a splash of red on carpet can be a tiny reminder of a laid-back night in – although, when it’s your own carpet that’s at stake, it’s hard to be carefree about such a stubborn stain. Even though red wine on carpet can look like a crime scene, it’s usually not quite so serious.
Commercial wine stain removers are generally quite effective on red wine carpet – and you can even use general carpet cleaning products. Just make sure you follow the instructions and test the product out on a small patch of carpet first. If you don’t have a specialist carpet cleaner on hand when a spill occurs, there are some home solutions that do a great job of getting red wine out of carpet.
How to Remove Red Wine from Carpet
- Grab a clean cloth and blot up as much of the stain as you can. Be gentle and use a lifting motion to soak up the top layer and stop the wine from being pressed deeper into the carpet. You need to gently dab the stain rather than rubbing it.
- Now apply your carpet stain remover, following the instructions on the label.
- If you don’t have a stain remover on hand, there are a few more remedies you can try.