With every great party, comes a great spill. Inevitably, drinks will get spilled when you are entertaining, so having a quick plan of attack to minimise the mess is important. Red wine is one of the most horrifying of spills and can leave an ugly stain on your furniture or carpet if not cleaned up promptly.

There are a number of quick home remedy fixes, for cleaning red wine from your carpet and furniture, that you will need to know about if you want to clean up the mess quickly.


Bicarb solution to clean wine stain from carpetBicarb solution

While the strain is still wet, dab up as much wine as you can with a clean cloth and then pour bi carbonate over the stain, add a little extra on top. Leave the bi carbonate on for a few hours or overnight. The bi carbonate will absorb the residual red wine reducing the size of the stain. Vacuum up the bi carbonate to finish. This method removes a big portion of the stain, but some stains will not be completely gone.


Vinegar solution

Make up a solution of 2 cups warm water, one tablespoon dishwashing liquid and one tablespoon of white vinegar. Important, only use white vinegar as any other colour will make the stain worse! Dab dry the stain and then pour a little of this solution onto the area to loosen the stain. Dry the area and then apply cold water to the stain. Repeat this process until the stain is removed.


White wine solution

White wine is surprisingly good for reducing stains and would typically be found in abundance at a party. Dab the stain dry, then pour a little white wine over the stain and dab dry with a clean cloth. Repeat this process until the stain is removed.


These home remedy fixes are important in reducing the stain – but may not remove it completely.

Hiring a professional cleaning company to remove stubborn stains

red wine stain on carpet

If you’ve tried your best but the stain still won’t budge, then it’s time to employ the expertise of a professional cleaning company.

Benefits of getting a professional to clean up your party stains:

  • Experience – they have cleaned up red wines stains multiple times before
  • They have access to superior cleaning products
  • Quick and efficient service, saving you time
  • You can get you whole carpet cleaned at the same time
  • Reduces your party stress – not having to worry about spills on the carpet

So, remember next time there is a red wine spill on your carpet:

  • Act quickly
  • Dab don’t rub
  • Use your favoured home remedy
  • Call the experts to get a thorough clean.

Contact our friendly team at Premier Five Star Carpet for a competitive price for your cleaning requirements.
With over 35 years of experience in the cleaning business, your floor and furnishings are in safe hands.