How to Remove Red Wine Stains from a Rug

Red wine stains are certainly difficult to remove from a rug but if they are not treated properly, their removal could turn into a nightmare. Fortunately, there are many sources of information on Internet that you can use to guide you through the process of removing red wine stains from a rug. But how can you be sure that the method you have chosen is the right one for your carpet? Here is one simple but universal method that will help you to remove red wine stains from a rug no matter what type the rug is.

  1. Act promptly to prevent the red wine from soaking and setting into the carpet fibers. Use an absorbent white cloth to blot up the spilled red wine immediately. Blot until no more wine comes out of the carpet, then pour a little cold water directly onto the stain and continue blotting with another clean absorbent cloth. If no more of the spilled red wine transfers to the cloth or the stain has already dried, go on to the next step.
  2. To remove the rest of the stain, make a solution of ¼ teaspoon of dish-washing liquid detergent and 1 cup of lukewarm water. Dampen a clean cloth with the solution and then gently blot the remaining stain. Do like most professionals do, including carpet cleaning London experts, and blot the stain working from outside in to avoid spreading red wine on other areas of your rug. Let the detergent solution sit on the carpet for several minutes before rinsing the area with cold water.
  3. Repeat the process  if needed, then blot the area dry with a clean rag.

Note: Do not use hot or warm water to clean up red wine stains, as the heat will set the stain permanently into the carpet fibers. If you cannot clean your rug on your own, do not experimentalise with different carpet cleaning solutions but call professional cleaners to clean your carpet safely.

January 23, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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