Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wine Serving Tip: Removing a Red Wine Spill from Your Carpet

Wine Serving Tip: Removing a Red Wine Spill from Your Carpet

After a great wine party, nothing can ruin your buzz more than red wine on your white (or light colored) carpet. Fret not, my wine friends. We know how to clean up a bit of wine! Here are a couple of my favorite tips for removing red wine stains from your carpet.

Keep in mind, depending on how 'fresh' the red wine spill is will depend on how well these tips work. Like with most spills, the sooner you can catch a red wine spill the better.

If you can catch the spill immediately after it happens,

1. Blot up as much red wine as possible.
2. Pour white wine over the spill to neutralize it.
3. Sprinkle the spill with a generous amount of table salt.
4. Cover with a damp white towel.
5. After your guests leave, press the stain with a dry cloth(s) until it comes clean.

If the stain is stubborn after you've followed the other steps, try this solution: (WARNING - test this solution on a small part of your spill area to make sure the solution doesn't harm the color of your carpet.)

  • One tablespoon of liquid handwashing dish soap
  • Two cups of warm water
  • One tablespoon of white vinegar
Use a clean white cloth to sponge the detergent/vinegar solution on your stubborn red wine spill. Applying a little bit at a time, blot the stain frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears.

Once the stain is gone, sponge the area with cold water and blot dry.

Still have a stubborn red wine stain?

If all else fails, remove the red wine stain on a white carpet with a mixture of one part hand dishwashing detergent and two parts hydrogen peroxide. Sponge on; blot off. Rinse well. Don't forget to test this solution on a small spot to ensure it doesn't harm the color of your carpet.

Do you have any tips for removing red wine spills on your carpet? Comment and share your best wine removal tips with all our wine friends.

Cheers wine friends!


Find Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter

Get more of A Bit of Wine in your inbox. Join our newsletter!

No comments:

Post a Comment