How to remove Red Wine Stains from your Carpet
When using carpet shampoo, as with all other methods, the best time to treat the stain is immediately after you’ve finished blotting. The fresher the stain, the more likely you’ll be able to remove it with less difficulty.
To treat your red wine stain using the carpet shampoo and hydrogen peroxide method, mix a teaspoon of carpet spotter( you can get a free lifetime supply from Clean As A Whistle with any service) with one cup hydrogen peroxide(the bigger the stain,the more mix you will need). Dip a clean sponge in the solution and blot the mixture onto the stain. Continue blotting until the red wine stain fades. Once the stain is removed, rinse the treatment from the carpet using warm water and a clean towel. Blot again!
A Warning is needed here: do not use this method in the direct sunlight ! As the sun and the hydrogen peroxide WILL lighten the carpet. For safety only use hydrogen peroxide the strength you would use on a scrap or cut 3%.
Avoid direct sunlight at all cost with this treatment.
Went to call the pros
Professional carpet cleaning companies have access to industrial-strength products and machines the average consumer cannot buy. Difficult, old, and delicate stains are often better removed by professionals. Pro carpet cleaners will remove the stain using a special detergent and chemical treatments and or steam or mineral cleaners. The pros will also be able to provide you with options to help protect your carpet from future stains
Remember even if you call in the pros it is important to blot the Wine Stained area as soon as possible, to remove as much red wine as you can. Ideally, you should also schedule your professional carpet cleaning appointment as soon as possible.