How do I get red wine out of a cream carpet?


Quick Answer

To get red wine out of a cream carpet, blot the carpet immediately with an absorbent cloth; sponge the stain with a mixture of water, dishwashing liquid and white vinegar; sponge the area with cold water; and blot it dry. Repeat this process until the stain disappears.

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  1. Remove the excess spillage immediately

    Use an absorbent cloth or paper towel to blot up as much of the spilled wine as possible. Doing so prevents the wine from working further into the fabric of the carpet. Do not rub the wine into the carpet. Pour a small amount of salt onto the stain to keep the wine from setting in while you make a cleaning agent.

  2. Make a cleaning agent

    Once the majority of the spill is blotted up, create the cleaner. Combine two cups of warm water with one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid and one tablespoon of white vinegar in a bowl.

  3. Apply the cleaning agent to the stain

    Immediately pour the cleaning agent directly onto the stain, blotting the stain frequently with a dry cloth until it disappears from the carpet.

  4. Blot the area dry

    Use cold water and a clean cloth to blot the area dry. Repeat this process until the stain disappears from the carpet.

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