How to Remove Wine from Your Carpet
by admin | Jan. 25, 2017 | 1
spill on your carpet can be very unsightly and they could be very
hard to remove. While many homeowners resort to professional cleaning
to remove the stains, there are some DIY that you can do to get rid
of them. These steps can help you say goodbye to those ugly stains
forever and enjoy your carpet much longer.
pressure method is best used immediately after wine was spilled into
your carpet. To do this, you need to:
- get a clean white cloth, use
fabrics that effectively absorbs liquids.
- Fold the cloth or small
towel then place it directly above the spill.
- Put extreme pressure
over it so the spill transfers from the carpet to the cloth. The
harder the pressure the more effective it becomes. Remember to not
rub the cloth or the spill area will just get wider.
- Do this for a
couple of minutes using more cloth until most of the spill are
- If some spill still remains no matter how you apply
pressure, get a damp cloth and place it on the area, the moisture
from the cloth will dilute the stain until it is completely gone.
you don’t have the time to use the pressure method, especially when
you still need to attend to your guests, the salt method is your
savior. Pour salt over the spilled area and just leave it. The salt
will absorb the spill and you can just vacuum it later.
Liquid and Hydrogen Peroxide
two parts hydrogen peroxide to one part dishwashing liquid and use
this to remove the spill and stains. Be very careful in using this
method since hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching agent and may discolor
your carpet. Before applying this to the affected area, test it out
to an obscure part of the carpet to know how it reacts to the
white wine into the spill will help neutralize the color and keep it
from spreading. If white wine is not available, vodka can be used.
wine stains are harder to remove. They are already attached to the
fibers of the carpet. However, getting rid of them is not impossible.
Ammonia and hydrogen peroxide
- Put ammonia and hydrogen peroxide in a glass of water (or spray bottle). Use these products in a well-ventilated area and wearing protective gloves.
- Make a pre-testing of the liquid in some unseen area.
- You will also need a steamed iron, make sure it is plugged in. Make sure you have some water in it and you can use a medium heat, which you can adjust later.
- Blot the
solution to the stained area.
- Take a white towel, soaked in cold water. Fold it in 4 layers and place it over the affected area.
- Take your iron and carefully place it over the towel.
- Move iron gently backwards and forward. The heat will draw the stain into a white towel. Make sure there is no any color loss, otherwise immediately stop it and spray the area with vinegar mixed with water.
- Keep doing
it for a couple of minutes until the stain is totally gone.
- At the end, take a mix of vinegar and water and spray it over the cleaned carpet area. Dry it with new towel. Vinegar will kill ammonia smell.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
- First mix vinegar with cold water (leave the part of it, we will use it at the end). Add soda to make a creamy paste.
- Put this paste onto a wine stain on the carpet.
- Take a cloth and push the paste into a stain.
- Leave it for a while, so baking soda and vinegar will make their job.
- Then take the rest of water and vinegar mixture and continue lifting that stain off the carpet
- Go ahead and continue this process till all wine stain is gone.
spills and stains is not the end for your carpet. Try out these DIYs
and avoid unnecesssary spending in buying a new one.
If you know some other method, please leave it in comments and we will add it to our article with credits.
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