This blog may not be able to assist your drinking habits or sense of balance, but it will provide a quick and easy solution to removing red wine stains from your carpet.
There is a plethora of websites dedicated to our cause; however, About Housekeeping (2014) offers simple and easy steps household cleaners can use to combat the dreaded red wine stain. You’d be surprised, these steps don’t include dousing your carpets with heavy-duty industrial cleaners and agents. Here they are:
- Blot. Use a clean white cloth to blot up as much of the red wine stain as you can. You’ll need to alternate parts of the cloth to always blot using a fresh spot.
- Add a little water. Pour a small amount of water onto the red wine stain and continue blotting. The water will help dilute the red wine, letting you blot up the stain more easily. Be sure not to pour too much water at a time. Continue until no more stain can be removed.
- Make a baking soda paste. Use a 3-1 ratio of baking soda/water paste on the red wine stain. Put the paste directly on the stain and allow it to dry before vacuuming up the paste.
Rustle Hill Winery (2014) also provides some helpful tips for household and commercial cleaners, and also highlights the fact that immediately acting on the spill is key. The website also suggests that wiping can cause greater damage, therefore Rustle Hill Winery also recommends to ‘blot’ as per About Housekeeping’s advice.
So, next time your best mate spills wine on your ghost white carpet, give him or her this blog. Or better yet, call your trusted household or commercial cleaning contractors.