Did you make a mental note where you set your glass?

Of course.

Did it still get knocked over?


Even the most careful of homeowners spill red wine on the carpet at least once. Regardless of whose fault it was, there’s no need to panic.

Just take a deep breath and begin these simple steps. It’s easier to remove a stain sooner rather than later.

So grab some absorbent cloth, pour another glass of wine, and let’s get to it.

Here’s how you can remove red wine on carpets.

Remove Red Wine on Carpets

Getting red wine out of carpet is possible with a few cleaning items most of us have lying around the house.

You will need the following:

  1. Non-Alkali Dish Detergent
  2. Hydrogen Peroxide or White Vinegar
  3. Absorbent Towel, Paper Towels, and/or Cloth

You will first want to blot the stain as much as possible with a cloth. You want to absorb as much of the wine as you can, so keep blotting until you no longer see wine staining the towel.

You may need to use multiple towels because you don’t want to spread the stain to other areas of the carpet. Do not scrub the stain because this will spread it and push it deeper into the carpet fibers.

You can pour some cold water on the stain and then keep blotting. This will make it easier to soak up the rest of the stain.

Once you have finished lifting as much of the stain as you can, the next step is to add a few drops of the dish detergent on the stain. Then combine it with the peroxide.

You can also combine a tablespoon of dish detergent with the white vinegar and two cups of warm water to remove red wine from the carpet.

Keep Calm and Blot, Blot, Blot

Then you will continue blotting the stain and the cleaning solutions up. Once the stain is completely removed, you can use cold water or a mixture of cold water and a few drops of dish detergent as a rinsing solution.

Soak up as much of the cleaning solution as you can to dry the area.

Cover the stain with some paper towels and leave for several hours to soak up the remaining dampness from the carpet.

You can also try using baking soda to remove the stain by creating a paste. This option uses a 3 to 1 ratio of baking soda to water. Place the paste on the stain and then vacuum it away once the paste dries.

Crisis Averted: Red Wine Out of Carpet

Now you never have to panic about red wine on carpets again! If this was helpful, you may be interested in some other ways to tidy your home and keep the rest of it just as sparkling clean!

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