How to clean red wine stains out of your carpet

We’ve all been there: a lovely evening with friends or family (or just unwinding on your own after a stressful day at work) suddenly interrupted by your worst nightmare – a red wine spill on the carpet! 

Most people's natural reaction is to rush to the stain and carry out the most recent cleaning old wives' tale they've heard in an attempt to minimise the damage.

But before panic sets in the next time you experience the red wine horror, rest assured that with the right approach, you can tackle those very tricky stains head-on. Doing so might just save your carpet from permanent damage.

DIY tips for cleaning red wine stains out of carpet

First and foremost, speed is of the essence: immediate action is crucial to prevent wine pigments from setting into the carpet fibres. So the sooner you address the spill, the better your chances are of eradicating the stain.

Once you've sprung into action, follow these top three tips:

  1. Blot, don't rub: It may be tempting to rub around the spill, but don't fall into the trap - rubbing can push the stain wider and deeper into the carpet fibres, making it even harder to remove. Gently dab the stain with a clean, white cloth instead to absorb as much of the spill as possible.
  2. Get the salt out: If you catch the spill immediately, pour table salt all over the affected area - this can help fight stains and carpet discolouration. Let the salt dry and then vacuum up the residue.
  3. Use vinegar and water: If the stain persists, mix ½ cup of white vinegar with 1 cup of warm water and blot it onto the stain with a clean white towel. Repeat as needed until the stain starts to lift.

But for any stains that just won't budge - including red wine - it's time to call in the experts.

Zerorez can rescue your carpet from red wine stains

When it comes to professional carpet stain removal, Zerorez is the team to call.

Our innovative non-toxic Zr Water cleaning solution, combined with cutting-edge cleaning techniques and the expertise of our technicians, sets us apart from all other carpet cleaners. We don't just give your carpets a once-over - we give each fibre the very deepest of cleans.

Our methods and exclusive technology means we can tackle all sorts of stains - including those stubborn red wine marks!

As well as this, what makes Zerorez stand out from the crowd is our commitment to ensuring your carpets stay cleaner for longer. Unlike traditional carpet cleaning services that use sticky soaps and harsh detergents, our Zr Water solution ensures absolutely no residue is left behind. This means your carpets stay cleaner longer, without the risk of attracting more dirt and grime over time.

So say goodbye to ineffective DIY carpet cleaning methods and hello to Zerorez - the Experts in the Science of Clean!

Ready to book your clean?

Once you experience the Zerorez difference, you will wonder how your home ever coped without it. So if you're ready to give your home the clean it truly deserves, please get in touch with our friendly team today.

You can phone us on 01923 605 020, or see prices and schedule your clean online.

We look forward to hearing from you!