Suppose you have a beautiful carpet that you just bought and fitted into your living room. And just when you are enjoying a good glass of red wine, you accidentally knock over the bottle of wine and it spills onto your carpet. The good news is that this does not spell doom for your carpet. If you use the right materials and procedures, the red wine can be successfully removed from the carpet. Below is a step by step guide on how to clean red wine from your carpet.
- To successfully get rid of the red wine stain, you should first gather a few things. First and foremost, get a few white cotton towels and specialist red wine stain remover. The next and final item in requirements gathering is to get a heavy object that weighs about 25-35 pounds. These three items can be successfully used to remove a red wine stain from your carpet.
- Next you want to use one of the white cotton towels to gently blot the excess wine from the carpet. White cotton towels are recommended because the use of any other colored cotton towels might result in the color bleeding into the carpet. This will only work to give you extra work since you’ll have to also remove the color stains. Make sure you gently blot the wine to get rid of any excess wine. Make sure you blot the wine stain and do not rub because this might spread the wine further and deeper into the carpet.
- The next step is to apply a moderate amount of stain remover onto you carpet stain. Make sure you do not drench the carpet but just apply a moderate amount of stain remover. Again, use a clean white cotton towel to blot the stain. Be careful to not rub on the stain. Unlike previously when you needed to gently blot on the stain, this time as you blot the stain, agitate it a little bit so that you can loosen the stain and get it out. Repeat this process about two to three times so that you can get a sufficient amount of the stain from the carpet. Although you will not fully remove the stain from the carpet at this point, but you will have gotten rid of most of it.
- After this, apply a moderate amount of stain remover to the stain again. Take a clean cotton towel and gently place it on the carpet stain. Make sure the towel is dry since a wet towel can do damage to the carpet. Use a heavy object weighing about 25-35 pounds to apply some weight on the towel placed over the wine stain. Preferably, do not use an object of value. Place the heavy object on top of the towel and leave it on top of the stain for 2-3 hours. After this period of time, remove the towel and repeat the process of applying the stain remover, placing a clean dry white towel on the stain and placing a heavy object on the towel until the stain is completely removed from the carpet.