How to Remove Red Wine Stains From Carpet

‘Tis the season for entertaining, which often means friends, family, extravagant meals and of course, wine.

Wine adds an elegant element to any event and enhances the enjoyment for you and your guests, but it can also halt the fun almost instantly if it is spilled on your rug or carpet.

Not to worry. Waukesha Carpet Cleaning Blog is here to help. Just follow some of these easy stain removal tips that require items typically found in most households and you can remove the red wine stain before it ruins your night or your rug or carpet.

Act Fast

Stop us if you have heard this from us before. You will want to act fast. Speed is crucial in removing any stain, but especially one as damaging as red wine. The moment you see the wine spill onto the carpet, grab a clean towel, preferably white, and blot the stain. Don’t scrub or press too hard. Scrubbing can grind the stain into the carpet.

After you have blotted the stain and soaked up as much as you can onto the towel, there are a few household items that could help you remove the stain.:

Hydrogen Peroxide/Baking Soda

Lightly spray some hydrogen peroxide on the red win stain and then sprinkle some baking soda directly over it. The combination of the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda works to dissolve the stains and soak up whatever particles break away from it. After a short time, blot the area with a towel and warm water and then vacuum the remaining baking soda from the floor.

Club Soda

Club soda and carbonation are great for cleaning most any stain from fabric or carpet. What happens is the bubbles from the carbonation penetrate deep within the stain and then pull it to the surface of the carpet for easy removal. Simply dab some club soda onto the red wine stain and watch the power of carbonation take over.

The principles of cleaning with carbonation have been mastered through the Chem-Dry signature cleaning solution, The Natural. To learn more about The Natural and carbonation as a cleaner, call Champion Chem-Dry at (414) 545-7900.

White Wine

This probably sounds a bit odd, but you might want to try pouring a little white wine over your red wine carpet stain. White wine is known to break down stains on hard surfaces and fabrics.


Salt has natural absorbing properties and is a staple of any pantry. Pour salt over the stain and then vacuum the salt and the stain particles from your floor.

Call a Professional

If none of these household items are able to remove the stain, we recommend calling a professional carpet cleaner in Waukesha. Champion Chem-Dry provides expert spot removal techniques from highly trained and experienced technicians. “If we can’t remove a stain, no one can!” is their motto.

Champion Chem-Dry carpet cleaning uses one fifth the moisture of steam cleaners and offers a greener, healthier and easier alternative to rental machines. Both locally and nationally, Chem-Dry is highly regarded in the industry and recognized with a Carpet & Rug Institute Platinum Seal of Approval.

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