How to Remove Wine Stains from a Carpet
Have you just spilt wine all over your brand-new carpet? Or perhaps you have an old wine stain that you just can’t shift?
Either way, the below blog will tell you everything you need to know about how to remove those pesky wine stains from your carpets!
How to Remove Red Wine Stains from Carpets
If you have spilled red wine on your carpet, you need to act quickly. Start with blotting as much of the liquid as possible using a clean cloth or paper towel. Make sure you blot, not rub, as this will prevent the stain from setting into the fabric. If you don’t have a red wine stain removal product to hand, you can use several store cupboard staples instead.
Prepare a cleaning solution using one tablespoon of dishwashing soap, one tablespoon of white vinegar and two cups of warm water. Apply a small amount to the stain and blot until it vanishes.
Alternatively, you can use hydrogen peroxide, although this can sometimes cause discolouration of the carpet. To avoid this, test a small area of carpet first, ideally in an inconspicuous spot where you won’t notice any marks. Once you have tested your carpet, mix two parts hydrogen peroxide with one part dishwashing soap and apply the mixture to the stain. Blot and repeat until the stain has completely disappeared.
Of course, not all stains will come out, especially if your carpets are worn, old and in need of a complete overhaul – they can only take so much, after all. If your carpets are beyond saving and you fancy some fresh ones instead, take a look at our top-quality carpets in Dulwich and update your home without breaking the bank.
How to Remove White Wine Stains from Carpets
If you have spilled white wine on your carpet, then the process of removing it is simpler than with red wine. Although a white wine stain may not look as bad as a red wine stain at first glance, over time, this spill can turn brown and discoloured, so you still need to act quickly.
As with removing red wine from your carpets, start by blotting up as much of the liquid as possible. To remove the stain, use either plain water or mix one tablespoon of washing-up liquid and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Use a clean cloth to sponge the stain and then blot frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears.
Again, you can use special wine stain removal products but make sure you pick one that is suitable for your carpet type.
How to Remove Champagne Stains from Carpets
There is nothing quite like a glass of champagne to toast a special occasion, but unfortunately, accidents can happen, especially if you are having a party.
As with all wine stains on a carpet, blot the area immediately after the spillage has occurred to prevent the stain from setting. Then, flood the affected area with water using either a clean sponge or cloth – this will dilute the stain and prevent the sugars from sticking to the carpet’s fibres.
Blot again and allow the carpet to dry naturally. Do not apply heat directly to the carpet as this can damage it. If the stain has already dried, apply a solution of one tablespoon of liquid soap and two cups of water. Work this into the stain and then rinse with plain water. Use a dry cloth to blot as much of this liquid as possible and then allow it to dry.