Wine is a wonderful drink! But if you spill it on the carpet, it can cause a lot of trouble. Not everyone knows how to clean wine from the carpet, how to remove the stain and how to return it to its original appearance. Today we will tell you how you can clean the carpet from a wine stain, how to take out even stubborn stains and remove the odor. It’s not as complicated as it seems.

The first thing you have to do is to remove as much wine from the carpet as possible, using a paper towel or a clean rag. The more you remove at once, the easier it will be to get the stain out and launder the carpet later. Next, you can use one of several ways to clean the carpet. 


So, we offer several options at once, how to clean and launder the stain from the carpet:

  • The first method – remove the stain from the carpet with the help of salt. Apply an even layer of salt on the stain and leave it for 10-15 minutes so that the salt absorbs the wine and removes the stain. After that, remove the salt with a vacuum cleaner. Almost any carpet can be cleaned in this way. But there may still be a noticeable red stain, which should be additionally treated with vinegar or hydrogen peroxide.
  • The second method – remove the stain from the carpet with the help of vinegar. Vinegar is an acid that can destroy the pigments of wine and lighten the stain. To do this, you need to mix one part vinegar and two parts water in a spray bottle and spray the solution on the stain. Then you need to wait 10 minutes and wipe the stain with a sponge or brush. If necessary, you can repeat the procedure.
  • The third method – remove the stain from the carpet with the help of hydrogen peroxide. Peroxide is a strong bleaching agent, but it will only work if you spilled red wine on a white carpet. Colored carpet, on the other hand, can lose color if you try to clean it and remove the stain this way. Mix one part peroxide and two parts water in a bowl and apply the solution to the stain using a cloth or sponge. Then wait 5 minutes and blot the stain with a paper towel or cloth.

If you are not sure how to remove the stain and whether the chosen composition will not damage the carpet fibers, you can “test” it on an inconspicuous area. This will help to make sure that the carpet will not suffer from such manipulations. 

If you are not ready to take risks – trust your favorite carpet to us! We guarantee safe removal of any stain, even wine.


Many people unknowingly make some very unpleasant mistakes when trying to get a wine stain out and clean the carpet. Here are just a few of those mistakes:

  • Using dishwashing detergent to remove the stain.Sometimes this can work, but often such products only leave streaks on the carpet, making the situation worse.
  • Watering the carpet with water. Water will only “stretch” the stain over the area and ruin the carpet even more. Use wet wipes or a slightly dampened cloth to pick up the wine residue.
  • Pressing down on the carpet pile in an attempt to scrub the stain.This ruins the structure of the carpet. You don’t need to press down hard on the pile. Move smoothly and without excessive force.
  • Attempts to soak a dried stain at home.Often this only leads to deformation of the pile and the spread of red marks.

We also strongly advise against self-cleaning carpets and removing stains from viscose or silk carpets with your own hands. These are very delicate materials that require special care and careful actions. Otherwise, there is a risk of irrevocably spoiling the carpet. 

If you are not sure that you can remove the wine stain yourself and do not want to take risks, we recommend you to contact us and save yourself from unnecessary difficulties with our cleaning company. Our masters work with the most difficult stains and the most delicate fabrics. Contact us!

May 25 2024