How to Clean Spilt Red Wine

It can happen at any time, a few friends over, a bottle of your favourite red and you have a spillage on your beautiful carpets or upholstery. Don’t despair, there are things you can do, and if all else fails, a professional cleaning service like STA can have that stain gone in no time.

What to Do?

Firstly, do not try and scrub it off, this will spread it out further and by scrubbing in a circular motion you can actually damage some types of carpet.

Grab a paper towel or something that can soak it up and take the excess off immediately without spreading it.

Then head to the pantry and grab some salt or baking soda/powder and pour it over the spill. Red wine like all other liquids will be attracted to dry powder and this will help pull the wine out of the carpet or upholstery.

Repeat this process as many times as you can, until the powder no longer pulls out the liquid, vacuum it up and pour a small amount of hot water on the remaining stain and start the entire process again, continue to do this until you have removed the stain.

In some cases you will not be able to get the entire stain out, from here you can decide on purchasing a specialised stain remover, or give us a call and we will remove it for you.