You have had an accident and spilt Red Wine on your carpet we recommend that you treat the stain immediately, if possible. Blot the red wine stain with a clean, dry white cloth. Do not rub and try to prevent the red wine from saturating the carpet backing and padding.

Natural fibres absorb liquids quickly, making them more difficult to treat. Natural fibres commonly used in carpets include wool, cotton, silk, jute and sisal.

Synthetic fibres like nylon, polyester, acrylic and polypropylene are not as absorbent. Liquids do not saturate these yarns as quickly, making them easier to treat.

Removing red wine stains from both natural and synthetic yarns are treated with the same techniques.

First, immediately blot the spill with a clean, dry white cloth to remove most of the liquid. It is important to blot, not rub. Rubbing will distribute the liquid and imbed it into the fibres. Spills tend to bead up and sit on the surface of synthetic fibres, but are quickly absorbed by wool and other natural yarns.

After removing as much of the moisture as possible by blotting, sprinkle table salt over the spill and wait a few minutes. The salt will absorb both moisture and colour; it may turn pink as it continues to absorb. Vacuum the salt; the stain should be gone.

If there is still red wine stains remaining:

Mix sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) in a cup of warm water. Pour this mixture over the stain slowly to avoid the stain from spreading. Again blot, a sponge is useful at this stage as it is very absorbent. Follow with a clean, dry white cloth. The stain should be gone.

If you feel there is still a stain we recommend that you do not put anything else on the stain this includes products that commercially advertised as sometimes using the wrong product or procedure can set the stain and therefore the stain can become permanent.

Contact your professionally trained carpet cleaner like Grizzley’s Cleaning Services to inspect and treat the stain accordingly.