How To Remove a Red Wine Stain

Be Handy

You’re holding a fabulous dinner party at home tonight! You’ve just served dinner and it was a hit. It’s all going good, almost too good… next thing you know, one of your guests has accidentally knocked their very full red wine glass to the floor.


Don’t let it ruin the evening, just grab a paper towel or cloth to blot up as much of the red wine as possible.

DO NOT RUB! It can damage the carpet and rub the liquid further into the carpet.


For Synthetic Carpet (Rhino, Polyester, Nylon)

Step 1: Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.

Step 2: Apply the cleaning solution to the stain area. Work from the outside of the stain toward the centre.

Step 3: Allow the cleaning solution to remain on the spill for at least five minutes.

Step 4:  Blot with a clean white cloth until no more stain transfers to the cloth. Do not rub the stain area or you might damage the carpet fibres.

Step 5: Rinse with cold water. Be sure all cleaning solution is removed from carpet.

Step 6:  If you can still see the stain, repeat the process until either the stain is removed or the stain no longer transfers to the cloth.

Step 7: When the carpet is dry, vacuum to restore the texture.

For Wool Carpet

Step 1:  Use plain water or mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water.

Step 2: Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with plain water or the detergent/vinegar solution. Apply a little bit at a time, blotting frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears..

Step 3: If using a detergent/vinegar solution, sponge with cold water and blot dry.

The rule of thumb with stains is if you can eat or drink it, you should be able to get it out of the carpet.
We recommend getting a full professional carpet clean every 12 to 18 months.
If you don’t want to worry about carpet stains again, head into your closest Carpet Court store and ask about our SmartStrand stain resistant carpet.

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