Here we share how to get wine stain out of carpet by using common household ingredients as well as the best way to remove stains from a couch and table. There are a few of different ways you can get red wine out of carpet, some using ingredients you have at home, and some with a more specialized solution.
Steps to remove a wine stain from a carpet
No matter what cleaning agent you decide to use, the first step is going to be to BLOT as much of the wine out of the carpet as possible.
Keep in mind this does not say scrub or rub, make sure to blot it, this should absorb as much of the liquid that hasn’t really seeping in without spreading it to cover a larger area.
The next step is to get the cleaning solution ready. One of the oldest tricks in the book is to use club soda to get the stain out.
Another option is to used dish soap and white vinegar. This calls for a tablespoon of dish soap, a tablespoon of white vinegar and then about 2 cups of water.
With the mixture, pour it onto the stained area and blot it up with a WHITE cloth until the stain is cleaned.
Note again the emphasis on white cloth, if you choose a colored cloth, the dyes from the towel could go into the carpet, giving you the opposite of intended outcome.
Another option if there is no club soda or vinegar is to use hydrogen peroxide as a replacement for vinegar.
This mixture follows the same steps as the vinegar option, the only difference is this mixture will contain two parts hydrogen peroxide and one part dish soap.
This is one you want to be a little more careful with though, because it could completely bleach the carpet if there is too much hydrogen peroxide, or if the carpet cannot handle it.
Worse comes to worse, and none of these ingredients are available, run out to the store and get a specialized wine stain remover, and follow the same steps to remove the stain from your carpet.
Clean red wine stain on couch
When it comes to wine stains on a couch, the same method that is described above if going to be applicable.
- Blot any standing liquid
- Select your cleaning mixture (Club soda, dish soap and vinegar, or dish soap and hydrogen peroxide)
- Let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes on the stain
- Blot with a white cloth
- Repeat until stain is gone
The one important thing to note, is that couches are a lot more likely to have heavy color in their fabric to begin with.
When using the hydrogen peroxide mixture make sure to test it in an inconspicuous place to make sure it will not leave a bleached out section on the couch.
Wine stain on wooden table
Moving onto a different material, wood is a little more tricky to get stains out of. One trick is to pour salt on the wine stained table, leave that for about 15 minutes or so.
Then mix together one part baking soda and two parts grated pumice, then add a cup of lemon oil. Put that mixture onto the stain and let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. Wipe it off and repeat until the stain is gone.
If that isn’t working for you, or you don’t have the ingredients there is another way to save it! Dip a white cloth into white vinegar, then lay it on the stain.
You can gently massage the stain to help lighten the color, otherwise repeat until the stain is gone.
If all of these attempts fail you, there is always an option to refinish the wood. Make sure to pay special attention to the area that is stained when refinishing so you do not see any phantom rings.
Does red wine stain Corian?
According to the care instructions red wine should not stain Corian, a damp microfiber cloth should be able to clean the spill. A red wine spill is considered a common household spill. It is recommended to clean the spill as soon as possible to avoid any potential issues.
Does white wine remove red wine stains?
Yes, white wine can help (but is does still need some additional ingredients to truly lift the stain)! White wine can neutralized the red wine and make the stain easier to remove. See the recipes of cleaning mixtures that include white wine vinegar above.
Does white wine stain?
White wine can stain, but it is much easier to clean and much less noticeable than red wine spills. White wine stains can typically just be wiped up with a damp cloth versus needing to use specialized mixture to remove the stain.
For more related content visit our article about how to clean the carpet on stairs.