Unlock the Secrets to Removing Wine Stains with Ease!
Carpets within the household and more importantly within the workplace are not the easiest thing to keep clean, especially if you have pets, young children or even an adult child. We understand accidents happen! Cleaning wine stains can be challenging, but the secret to removing it successfully depends on how quickly you act whilst using the right cleaning solution. Here are some tips on cleaning that may help:
- Blot the stain immediately: Use a clean cloth or paper towel to blot up as much of the wine as possible before it has a chance to set into the fabric.
- Apply a cleaning solution: There are many cleaning solutions you can use to remove wine stains, including white vinegar, baking soda, and commercial stain removers. Choose the one that is best suited for the fabric you’re cleaning and follow the instructions carefully.
- Test the cleaning solution: Before using any cleaning solution, test it on a small, inconspicuous area of the fabric to make sure it doesn’t cause any damage or discoloration.
- Work from the outside in: When applying the cleaning solution, start at the outer edge of the stain and work your way towards the center to avoid spreading the stain further.
- Rinse thoroughly: Once you’ve removed the stain, rinse the fabric thoroughly with clean water to remove any remaining cleaning solution.
- Air dry: Let the fabric air dry completely before using or storing it.
Water Soluble Stains
To remove water-soluble stains you will need to make a cleaning solution of ¼ teaspoon of non-bleach detergent or white vinegar and mix in 900ml of water. These types of stains include:
- Fizzy Drinks
- Food Dye
- Ice Cream
- Washable ink
- Latex or wet paint
Special Water Soluble Stains
Wine stains are considered special water soluble stains. For special water-soluble stains you will need to mix up a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia, and one cup of water if your carpet is wool or wool blend then use detergent instead of ammonia).
If you have a polypropylene carpet, then you can try using one part bleach to five parts water. If you are unsure of what material your carpet is made from ensure you check with your manufacturer. Special water soluble carpet stains include:
Remember that some wine stains may be difficult to remove completely, especially if they’ve been left to set for a long time or if the fabric is delicate or sensitive to certain cleaning solutions. In these cases, it may be best to seek professional help or in the worst-case scenario, would require your carpeting to be replaced.
Seeking professionals like JJs Carpet and Tile Cleaning can help avoid expensive repairs from inappropriately cleaning your carpets or delayed cleaning. Get in touch with us today!