Remove Wine Stains from Your Carpet with Salt

Watching how a glass of wine spills on your carpet could be traumatic experience but instead of pulling your hear out, act quickly with some table salt. Using table salt will help you to remove the wine stains effectively from the carpet, preserving the good appearance of your carpet and that of the room as well.

  1. Identify all areas of the carpet affected by the spilled wine. It is important to treat all stained areas before the wine dries on them. It can be nearly impossible to deal with a wine stain that has already dried.
  2. Blot up as much wine as possible using paper towels.
  3. Apply white wine on red wine stains, or club soda if the stain is from white wine.
  4. Soak up the excess moisture with paper towels, then blot the stain using a sponge dampened in cool water.
  5. Sprinkle generous amount of table salt onto the wine stain. The salt will prevent the stain from setting into the carpet fibers and leaving a nasty stain behind. Apply table salt to the stained areas until the carpet stops absorbing the wine.
  6. Sprinkle some more salt over the stain, then place a stack of paper towels on top. Use a heavy object, such as a book or trash can, to weigh the paper towels down.
  7. Remove the paper towels in the morning, and vacuum the carpet to remove the salt.
  8. Apply a good carpet stain remover to the area where the stain was to make sure that all remnants of the wine and salt are completely removed. Consult professionals, such as carpet cleaning Wimbledon, if your carpet is expensive and you are not sure what cleaning product to use on it.

There is a possibility the salt to react with the tannins in your carpet, leaving a greenish or brownish stain. Cleaners Wimbledon advises to test any cleaning solution before applying it to your carpet in order to avoid extra troubles.

October 10, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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