Cleaning up a red wine spill from a carpet
It’s February and the season of love is just around the corner. No doubt you, and your significant other will be savouring more than a few glasses of red wine to enhance a romantic night. One simple knock of the hand though and next thing you know your carpet is soaking up a delectable bouquet of vino. No need to cry over spilt wine, though, well unless it was it was an expensive bottle. You are treating your loved one after all. Follow these simple steps to give you the best chance of preventing a permanent stain from being the reason you had an unforgettable night.
Red Wine Stain Removal Guide
First, as soon as the wine hits the carpet, reach for the kitchen roll and begin blotting. Repeat with a fresh piece until there is no more transfer coming off onto the tissue. Do not rub or scrub the mark as this will only grind the spill deeper in the carpet. The best technique is to fold the tissue a couple of times, place it over the spill and apply pressure with your foot or a few books. The weight will help the spill soak up very quickly.
Dont waste white wine on a red wine spill
White wine lovers can rejoice. It has been a long running old wives tale that white wine will help remove red wine stains from carpets. Thanks to research carried out by the consumer magazine Which? we now know that it is just that “an old wives tale” and when put through various tests, did a pretty bad job against the likes of good old Pinot Noir.