Red Wine Carpet Stains

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated May 16, 2011)

If you have never seen a red wine carpet stain, then count yourself lucky. Red wine carpet stains are simply put, one of the more difficult and annoying stains out there. If you are not careful, then you can find yourself faced with a stain that will never come out. In fact, if the proper care is not taken the stain can actually grow and become so set in that it will never be released. Use one of these methods listed here to get rid of any red wine carpet stains that you may find yourself faced with. One word of caution though before you begin using any of these methods, test inconspicuously before using indiscriminately.

  • OxyClean and baby wipes. Apply a little bit (just a drop or two) of OxyClean to regular baby wipes, and then work up a little lather. Dab the stained area of your carpet with the new cleaner. The stain should lift right up without any real problem. If you are dealing with a stain on anything other than white carpet then you will want to be sure that you test the treatment method out in an inconspicuous location. If there is any adverse reaction, stop using immediately.
  • Laundry detergent and baking soda. For a red wine carpet stain that is on pink, or even a darker colored carpet, you may want to try using some plain laundry detergent mixed with a pinch or two of baking soda. Carefully work the cleaning mixture into the stained area, and then begin to dab it away with a damp cloth. Start from the middle of the stain and work your way out, reapplying the cleaning material as needed.
  • Hair of the dog. It may surprise you, but it is actually possible to remove a red wine carpet stain by using a little bit of white wine. Simply pour a little bit into the middle of the stain, and then begin to dab it up with a clean cloth. Repeat as necessary until you have completely removed the stain.
  • Homemade cleaning mixture. A great method for removing red wine carpet stains is by using a simple homemade cleaning mixture. Mix together a 50/50 solution of Dawn (or similar) dishwashing soap and 3% hydrogen peroxide (the same stuff that you should have in your medicine cabinet). Apply a small amount of the cleaning mixture onto the stain using a small amount of gentle force to work the solution into the fibers. Allow the cleaning mixture to remain for about fifteen minutes, and then rinse away with a damp clean cloth. Be aware that this method could leave the stained area of the carpet so clean that you will need to clean the rest of the carpet so it doesn't look out of place.

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