How to remove red wine stain

Red Wine Stain Removal

How to remove red wine stain from carpets.

Step 1. Identify the stain.
Identify what type of carpet stain we are dealing with and choose the appropriate cleaning solution to remove red wine stain. A stain made from red wine will be a organic type of stain with red colour dyes. With Red wine there are two steps. Dilute colour with soda water. Remove remaining colour with vinegar solution.

Step 2. Removing red wine stain.
The first step should be to rinse as much as possible with soda water to remove and dilute the colour of the soft drink as much as possible. After the colour of the stain has been diluted just use the vinegar spotter to remove the rest of the stain residue. The vinegar carpet spotter solution should be applied to a clean cloth or paper towel. Never apply cleaning solutions directly to stain areas. Use a blotting action only as rubbing will cause pile distortion and will become unsightly even when entire stain is removed. Work the cleaning solution from the outside of the stain towards the center. You may have to repeat this step until no more stain transfer to cloth is achieved.

Step 3. Rinsing the stain.
Thoroughly rinse out the stained area with either plain water or soda water. It is really important to rinse all of the cleaning solution out of the carpet as this will prevent any wicking of the stain in the carpet as it dries. One option would be to use a wet and dry vac to rinse and retrieve the rinse water out of the carpet otherwise just use a thick cloth or a pile of paper towels applied to the damp area and weighted with a heavy object (phone book) and leave overnight. This will allow any residues to wick into the paper towels or cloth as it dries thus taking it out of the carpet and into the cloth or paper towels.

If red wine stain still persists please call a professional carpet cleaner to help remove remainder of stain.

Tips on stain removal.
Scrape up excess.
Blot stain only. Do not rub stain.
Avoid harsh chemicals such as bleach.
Do not over wet carpet with stain remover.
Do a little at a time, let it dry and do a little bit more.
Use a colour fast cleaning cloth or towel so the colour of the cloth doesn’t transfer to carpet (blue chux cloths tend to do this).
Stop once the stain stops transferring to the cleaning cloth .
If in doubt call River City Carpet Cleaning for advice.

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