27 November 2012
Comments: 3

The Week after Thanksgiving and Cleaning Red Wine Stains

Author: Jeff Maietta

Thanksgiving is behind us, but the leftovers are lingering. And when I say leftovers I don’t mean delicious turkey and irresistibly sweet cakes, I mean sticky leftovers on your carpet. Kids, grandma, uncle Sam?  You begin to wonder how anyone could do it. Either way, knowing who did it will not help you. All you can do now is to follow Bone Dry’s instructions on how to clean your carpet and make it look spotless again.
No prizes for guessing what this week’s blog post is about. Today I will explain you how to remove red wine stains from your carpet. There are several ways to do this but here’s how I do it.

First of all, head out to your kitchen and see if you have any white vinegar (1 tbsp), dishwashing liquid (1 tbsp) and some paper towels. You will also need a couple of cups of warm water, a bowl, some clean white rags and cold water.

If you by any chance ran out of dishwashing liquid or vinegar just pour a very thick layer of sea salt on your carpet in order to keep the stain from setting. As soon as you get back from the store with everything you need, thoroughly vacuum up the salt from the stain and follow the rest of the steps.

Blot up (I repeat – blot it, don’t rub it) as much of the spilled wine as possible.

Mix one tbsp of dishwashing liquid and one tbsp of vinegar with a couple of cups of warm water in a bowl.

Sponge the stain with the mixture using a clean white rag. Next, blot the same area with paper towels. Keep repeating this until the stain is gone.

Wait a second – the stain is gone but there’s more to do. Once the red wine stain is gone, dampen a clean white cloth with cold water and blot the area. To dry, use paper towels again.

Any questions? 🙂

3 responses on “The Week after Thanksgiving and Cleaning Red Wine Stains

  1. Mary says:

    great blog post!

  2. Mary says:

    Still full here!

  3. Jessica says:

    Have a question… Can I use 3% hydrogen peroxide & soda to clean my entire carpet? Also, is this technique considered to be ‘green’, i.e. eco-friendly?

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