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How to Remove a Red Wine Stain

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019

Inevitably someone at your holiday party spills red wine on your carpet or upholstery. The first thing you should do to remove a red wine stain when it hits your carpet or upholstery is to absorb as much as you can with a towel. STAND on the towel, DO NOT RUB THE STAIN. Then rinse with cool water, absorb the moisture and call a professional. The biggest mistake you can make is trying to remove the stain yourself with home-made remedies. This often results in permanently setting the stain in the carpet or upholstery and sometimes making it impossible for a professional to remove the stain entirely.

Red Wine RemovalRed stains can be difficult to remove because they actually add dye to the carpet fiber. It is not a matter of just removing a substance that is on the carpet fiber. It requires changing the molecular structure of the dye in the carpet fiber. Chem-Dry offers a product called Red Alert that can frequently get red stains out of the carpet and upholstery. 

  • Act quickly!
  • Absorb as much of the red wine with a towel as you can by standing on the towel
  • Use cool water to "rinse" as much of the red wine out of the fibers as you can WITHOUT rubbing the stain.
  • Put a clean, damp cloth over the stain until the professionals arrive.
  • Call Chem-Dry of Michiana to schedule a red stain removal appointment.


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