If there are two words that strike more fear into the heart of carpet owners than red wine, we certainly don’t know what they are. However, red wine stains aren’t the kiss of death most carpet owners fear them to be. For starters, try to blot as much of the spilled wine as possible. Use a white towel and apply steady pressure on the stain, lifting and blotting until all of the liquid has been soaked up. Next, mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Apply the mixture to the stain with a clean white cloth, blotting frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears. You can also try a detergent/vinegar solution for really stubborn red wine stains.
If all the scrubbing in the world won’t get a red wine stain out of your carpet, call a professional carpet cleaning company. Carpet cleaners use high-powered vacuums and steam cleaners to remove even the most stubborn of carpet stains. While you’re having your carpets cleaned, have your upholstery furniture cleaned to make your entire home look, feel, and smell like new.