Red Wine Spill on Tan Carpet, HELP!

Updated on June 14, 2010
M.W. asks from Meridian, ID
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Hello Mama's!

Last night, late, red wine was spilled on my new tan carpet. I didn't have anything to clean it up with. So I used lysol wipes, better than nothing I guess.
How can I get the wine out of the carpet? I am going to use a carpet cleaner on it, but I don't know if it will take out the stain.
Can someone please help and tell me what product that would get the red out?!
Thanks in advance!

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Thanks so much for your answers!! They were helpful! I used 3 things, it is a brand new carpet, so I HAD to be sure not an inkling of stain remained! haha
I used max power oxy clean stain remover, bissel carpet stain remover, and let those sit for 4 hours or so, then we cleaned it with the steam vac carpet cleaner- woolite oxyclean carpet cleaner solution. No sign of the stain!! Thanks again!!

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S.R.

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We've used woolite w/oxy clean carpet cleaner. It comes in a spray bottle, there are 2 side by side. It works great, then we cleand the carpets. Good luck.

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A.S.

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Our son spilled a BUNCH of red grape juice on our carpet right in front of our tv. I soaked as much up with towels as possible, then I scrubbed with carpet cleaner, then I used our steam vacuum... all of that helped to make is not so red but it didn't come out. I sprayed Oxy clean and in a few days I noticed it wasn't so red. Now, after several weeks the stain just vanished by itself! The friend who told me to spray oxy clean on carpet stains has told me several stories of how her carpets got red stains put into them by her children and after spraying Oxy Clean on them the stain vanished after a while.

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C.M.

answers from Myrtle Beach on

there is a product you can get a lowes, called zout... took red wine out of our beige rug, and there is not a stain at all!! Good Luck!!

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G.G.

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Stain Rx is the best stain remover out there. I have been using it on red wine stains since 1969. Just touch it to red wine, iodine, berries (INCLUDING POMEGRANATE), fruit punch, cranberry juice, and the stains disappear in a second. Stains such as mascara, lipstick, blood, balsamic vinegar, vanilla extract and others come out with a little massaging and rinsing. Soak your diamond, gold and platinum jewelry in it for 20 minutes to overnight, you won’t believe it! By the way, the University of California – Davis did a study on red wine stain removal and the #1, ready to use winner was Stain Rx (a.k.a. Erado-Sol). It killed Wine Away which is available everywhere. Go to www.StainRx.com to see what else it does.
As far as carpeting and upholstery: I use Stain Rx on carpeting and upholstery all the time and have the method down. First, I vacuum the entire carpet or piece of upholstery being treated. Then I clean the entire carpet or upholstery with my Hoover Steam-Vac, a carpet shampooer is at least as good, plus, I ONLY use warm water - no detergent at all. The Hoover sprays in water and vacuums it out. For the carpet I use the Steam-Vac and on upholstery I use the Steam-Vac attachments to do this. While the carpet or upholstery is still wet from this step, do the following; Depending on the size of the stain, put a “dot” of Stain Rx on your fingertip and rub out one stain at a time. After treating a stain, remove all the soapy residue from that area using the instructions below and go on to the next stain. HERE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART: You have to remove all the soapy residue using the attachments from the Steam-Vac, carpet shampooer or a wet/dry shop vacuum. RINSE OUT ALL OF THE SOAPY RESIDUE USING WATER AND THE VACUUM. If you leave Stain Rx in the area, dust will stick forming a gray spot in a few weeks. If this happens, just add water and remove all of the soapy residue. Let dry and marvel at the job you did.

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L.M.

answers from Dover on

I have a couple of ideas but the first is Sol-U-Mel. It is a product that can only be purchased through the manufacturer, who by the way manufacturers much safer products than the options in the local stores. They have other options too. If interested, go to www.livetotalwellness.com/madden or contact me directly.

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S.B.

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Before you use a "carpet cleaner," try Wine Away red wine stain remover. I used it the first time after my husband's 60th birthday party. I didn't find the spills until the next morning, and was amazed at how effective it was on dry stains. It works on coffee, too. P.S. Resolve is one of the WORST cleaners -- it leaves some kind of greasy residue that attracts dirt.

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D.B.

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T.R.

answers from Norfolk on

white wine! then rinse with cold water only. try not to rub, but rather blot with a clean towel. i used to work in a restaurant and the white wine over red wine worked every time on clothing and i've used that trick on our own rugs. not sure how it will work on a older spill though. good luck!

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T.F.

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The trick is when it first happens douse it with cold water and a lot of cold water. I know it sounds strange but it will bring the red liquid ( or other liquid) to the surface
and you can then soak it up with a towel. Now that its been 'cleaned' I would look to others for their suggestions.

But this tip will work for next time - trust me , I have been the one who spilled the red wine on a light carpet during a small b-day party and felt so bad. My hostess showed me the trick and the spot ( large one,too) was gone!

Take care, T.

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E.K.

answers from Washington DC on

I use a combination of Sol-U-Mel, Tough N Tender and MelaMagic. These can only be bought from the manufacturer, but they are very reasonably priced and much safer for you house and your family as well as the environment. E-mail me and I can get you all of the informaiton that you need: [email protected]____.com

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A.D.

answers from Dallas on

Try Oxy clean before you use any other type of carpet cleaner. Otherwise the Woolite with Oxy or the Woolite Pod both work well.

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J.B.

answers from Washington DC on

Folex. It looks like an industrial product... just a white spray bottle with dark red writing. Nothing fancy, but manoman does it work! I had red wine spilled on white carpet... after using Folex, no one could tell where the spill was. :) Good luck.

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N.B.

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Do you have any friends who shop with Melaleuca? If so, ask to use some Tough & Tender, Sol-U-Mel, or PreSpot. Any of those products should do the trick. Good luck.

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T.M.

answers from Washington DC on

One word - OxiClean!!

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C.B.

answers from Washington DC on

I can't promise, but I use OXO Brite on everything and it has worked on everything except oil so far! I haven't done wine specifically, but it has removed blueberry and cherry stains from my daughter's clothes...it's also all natural and safe and eco, so that's a big plus! I got a tub of it at whole foods for about $11 several years ago and still use it. It's worth a shot, but get it on there ASAP. Also, you can get "chem dry" spot treatment at home depot which is supposed to do it...uses carbonation...I hope these help!

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