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Does white wine, really remove a red wine stain on your carpet?

We have all been there! Whether its a quiet evening in or a few friends over. The dreaded yelp as that just poured red glass of wine is spilt all over your cream carpet! With lots of ‘Old Wives Tales’ out there, we thought we would investigate further. Trying to solve this once and for all.

Using the common ‘White wine theory’
1. Immediately after the spill, use some paper towel to ‘DAB’ not rub the wine, to lift as much of the liquid as possible.
2. Once this has been done pour white wine over the stain, and allow to soak for a 5-10 mins
3. The White wine will neutralise the colour red to lift as much of he stain as possible!
4. Using kitchen towel (or a clean thick tea-towel) dab the white wine, you will see the liquid you remove is actually a pinker colour as the red wine lifts out with the wine.
5. Once dry you can use your regular cleaner to remove any left over stain.

Whilst the theory behind this makes sense, we can conclude that there is ‘NO’ good reason why you would waste a really nice white wine to remove your red wine stain, providing that good old tap water is readily available. Whilst the acidity in the white white wine acts as a neutraliser, ANY clear liquid would also do the job of watering down the red pigments. Here at greenfield’s we also would recommend the addition of salt. We would alos like to add that unfortunately no two red wines are the same! so whilst this will certainly help with the stain, it may not remove it all completely.

Greeenfield Method

1. Immediately after the spill, use some paper towel to ‘DAB’ not rub the wine, to lift as much of the liquid as possible.
2. Once this has been done pour water onto the spill, and continue to ‘DAB’ to remove the now pink liquid.
3. Repeat this step until only clear liquid is being soaked up.
4. We would then sprinkle the area with salt over night to ensure all moisture was removed
5. By morning simply hoover up any remaining salt, to leave you stain free!
5. If there are any remnants of the stain, you can use your regular carpet spot cleaner to remove. Or wait until your next professional carpet clean to remove.

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