A good host makes their guests feel relaxed, and unfortunately a slosh of red wine on the carpet is a frequent souvenir from a fun, laid-back night in. But when it’s your floor that’s at stake, it can be difficult to adopt a carefree attitude to such spillages. Don’t worry: a red wine stain on the carpet may look a little like a crime scene, but with the right method, it’s often less serious than it appears.
Commercial red wine stain removers are usually suitable for use on carpets, and can be very effective. You can also use carpet cleaning products and stain removers. Just make sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions and apply the product to a small corner of the carpet to test it first. If you don’t have a specialist cleaner to hand, there are quick home solutions to remove red wine stains on carpet flooring – ideal if you’ve been caught completely off guard. Here are some tips to help to remove red wine from the carpet.
How to Remove Red Wine from the Carpet
- Blot up as much of the stain as possible with a clean cloth. A gentle lifting motion will stop you from pressing the stain deeper into the carpet, but will soak up the top layer of wine and the worst of the colour. Don’t rub – just gently dab the stain.