How to Remove Wine Stains from Carpet Using Salt

Wine stains could happen to anyone at any time and the most common victim is the carpet. If someone accidentally spills a glass of wine on your carpet, there is no need to panic as surprisingly or not you would be able to deal with the spill using table salt only. Salt works like magic on wine stains, removing the stain completely from the carpet for a few hours. Keep in mind that this method works only on fresh stains so act quickly before the stain dries.

  1. Determine the area affected by spilled wine, so you can be sure that all of the spill has been removed after the cleaning. If you miss some stained area of your carpet, you might have to deal with a dried wine stain later, which would be much more difficult. If the wine stain has already dried, you might need professional carpet cleaning help to get rid of it.
  2. Fight red wine stains with white wine. Simply pour white wine on the affected area and wait for the red wine stain to vanish by itself. Go to step 4 if the stain is from white wine.
  3. Blot up the excess moisture using paper towels, then check whether the stain is completely removed or not.
  4. Blot at the stained area with a sponge dampened in cold water, then cover  the stain with generous amount of table salt. Let the salt sit on the stain overnight in order to absorb the wine from the carpet fibers. For a better result, consider placing paper towels on top of the sprinkled salt and weighting them down with a heavy object, such a trash can, to help lifting the stain out of the carpet.
  5. Remove the paper towels on the next day and vacuum the area to puck up the salt.
  6. The wine stain should be gone by now. If not, use a good carpet stain remover or call carpet cleaning London to get rid of the remaining stain.

January 24, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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