How to Magically Remove Red Wine Stains from Carpet

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Removing red wine stains from your carpet can be difficult.

I’ve discovered that the level of difficulty increases depending on what type of carpet you have.

I have a friend (yes, an actual friend, not myself. lol) that ruined a perfectly good shag carpet by using a scrub brush to remove a red wine stain.

Word of advice. Don’t do that.

The fibers on the carpet were destroyed and the entire carpet needed to be replaced.

Over the years I’ve learned a few helpful tips for removing red wine stains from any carpet, and I’m sharing those tips with you today.

How to Remove Red Wine Stains from Carpet

1. Immediately blot the stain

The moment the drink is spilled, use a clean white cloth to blot up as much of the liquid as possible. You don’t want to wipe or scrub the stain. This could make the stain worse and even destroy your carpet.

2. Pour a little bit of water on the stain

The reason why we’re pouring water on the stain is so that we can dilute the red wine as much as possible.

During this step, you’ll pour a small amount of water on the stain, and then blot the stain with a clean white cloth.

Be careful not to use too much water here. You don’t want to get the padding underneath your carpet too wet. A wet carpet pad takes a long time to dry and can end up making your carpet mildew.

Continue with this step until you feel like you can’t remove any more of the red wine using this method.

3. Apply the magic solution

Once you’ve removed as much of the red wine as possible in the first two steps, it’s time to apply the magic solution… Kids n’ Pets. Firstly, I want to mention that this post is not sponsored by Kids n’ Pets. I just really love the product because it works so well!

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I discovered Kids n’ Pets years ago when I purchased it to remove pet urine stains and odor. Let me tell you, it’s been an absolute lifesaver when it comes to removing stains from my carpet, upholstery, and even clothing.

I have yet to meet a stain that this product cannot handle. It also works well for removing odors such as mildew and urine.

Plus, Kids n’ Pets in non-toxic, biodegradable, and cruelty-free.

Quick Note: Before using this product, make sure you spot test for colorfastness. I’ve never had any issues with this, but it’s always better to err on the side of caution.

To remove the red wine stain, generously spray the area and allow the solution to sit for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, blog the stain with a clean white cloth. At this point, I might also gently rub the area back and forth to help remove the stain. Remember to be gentle. You can’t want to damage the carpet fibers.

Repeat this last step as necessary until the stain is gone completely.

That’s it. Following these 3 simple steps will remove red wine from your carpet and have it looking like new in no time.