- Lightly dab at the stain to avoid rubbing or pressing it deeper into the carpet
- You can find specialist red wine stain removers, or opt for a generic carpet cleaning product
- If you don’t have specialist cleaners handy, try white wine or club soda. Salt also helps to soak up stains
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. If the spillage is on your clothes as well as your carpet, take a look at our guide for getting wine stains out of your clothes, too!
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.