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Remove Red Wine Stains on Carpet


Remove Red Wine Stains on Carpet

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Red wine stains on clothing can be tricky to get out, but red wine stains on carpet are much worse to deal with. In order to fully remove these stains, you'll need to make a baking soda paste.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 20-30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Blot.

    Use a clean white cloth to blot up as much of the red wine stain as you can. You'll need to alternate parts of the cloth to always blot using a fresh spot.

  2. Add a little water.

    Pour a small amount of water onto the red wine stain and continue blotting. The water will help to dilute the red wine letting you blot up the stain more easily. Be sure not to pour too much water at a time. Continue until no more stain can be removed.

  3. Make a baking soda paste.

    Use a 3-1 ratio of baking soda/water paste on the red wine stain. Put the paste directly on the stain and allow it to dry before vacuuming up the paste.

  4. Apply a carpet stain remover.

    If the stain remains, apply a carpet stain remover according to the manufacturer's instructions.


  1. Be sure to test any carpet stain removal techniques on a hidden area of your carpet to make sure of the results.

What You Need

  • Clean white cloth
  • Baking soda
  • Carpet stain remover

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