How to remove a wine stain from carpet.Removing Red Wine from Carpet or Rug Yourself:

  1. Before attempting any method on the actual red wine stain on the carpet, test it in an area that’s out of sight, like under a couch, first.
  2. The key to cleaning up a red wine stain from your carpet is to ACT FAST! The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove the stain.
  3. If you can’t get to it immediately, blot up as much as possible quickly and sprinkle salt on the spill so you can get to the stain later.
  4. Blot (don’t rub )with a white towel. Rubbing a stain on carpet will move the stain further into the fibers.
  5. Some stains may require multiple treatments, so it’s important not to let them dry completely in between treatments.
  6. If a heavy spill, apply a one-half inch layer of WHITE (no printing) paper towels or a folded white dry towel to the affected area and weight down with a flat heavy object,
  7. Remove the next day.
  8. If unsuccessful, Pour club soda over the entire stain.
  9. Pour the solution directly onto the affected area.
  10. Place a pan of hot water on the stain overnight.
  11. NOTE: While rare, this solution itself can bleach out the carpet dye.
  12. Blot with lukewarm water with a white towel.
  13. Blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.
  14. If still unsuccessful, mix one part hand dishwashing liquid and three parts hydrogen peroxide and apply to the stain with a sponge or cloth. Let it sit 20 minutes to an hour. Blot clean and repeat if necessary.
  15. If still unsuccesful:
    • Call the Bane-Clene locator service at 1-800-428-9512 (U.S. ONLY!) for a professional in your zip code area.
    • Or use our Find a Cleaner function to locate a cleaner in your area.


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