Sunday, 27 April 2014

How to remove red wine stain from carpet?

Firstly please never put salt on a red wine spill. Salt will only help to set the stain; this is why we put salt in the washing machine when trying to dye fabric. 

Follow this process for the best results:

 * You must blot as much of the spillage as possible, making sure you do not rub as this will push the stain further into the fabric or fibres of your carpet.

 * It is true when red wine is spilled on your upholstery or carpet, white wine can be your true companion.  It will help neutralize red wine and make it far easier to remove the colour but, why waste your expensive wine? A much cheaper and equally effective alternative is white wine vinegar; a 50/50 mix with lukewarm water will do the job! Simply pour the mix over the spillage then very gently blot it up from the outer edges, to prevent the stain from spreading, with a thick towel.

 *Before attempting any stain removal always test in an inconspicuous area if possible i.e. back of the sofa or area of carpet that is usually hidden

 If possible it is always best to call in the experts to guarantee your best chance of removing the stain, we are always happy to advise you so please don’t hesitate to contact us!