Wine Hacks: How to Clean Red Wine from Carpet with Ingredients you have at Home


Entertaining family and friends at home is a lot of fun, but it doesn't come without occasional disadvantages such as ending up with red wine stains on your carpet.

We recently got an email from a customer asking us a question regarding how to clean red wine from a carpet, so we decided to do a little research and in the end chose to share the information we found with our readers so it can benefit more people.

Do remember to spot test in an inconspicuous area before applying a solution to larger areas in your carpet. Let’s go over some of the methods you can try to remove red wine stains from a carpet.

Method 1: Club Soda for “fresh stains”

For recent red wine stains that are still wet, you can try the following steps: 

  • Using a clean, dry towel, blot the stain as much as possible. 
  • Pour a glass of club soda over it. 
  • Blot once more. 
  • Add extra club soda to the mix. 
  • Blot, blot, blot, blot and blot again until the stain is gone.

Method 2: 

Here’s another method to remove red wine stains using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Personally I would check the manufacturer of your carpet before using this one. Many people swear by it but hydrogen peroxide is a bleach so may not be appropriate for your carpet or sofa You can follow the simple steps by watching this short tutorial by YellowFrontDoor:


  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Baking soda


Method 3: How to remove dried red wine stains from carpet

This method is for stains that have already dried out and need something stronger to get the job done. You can see the steps in this excellent tutorial created by Healthy Home Cleaning:


  • 1 cup of cold water
  • Vinegar 
  • Baking soda 
  • 1 small bowl 
  • 1 spoon 



Acting quickly is one of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to red wine stains because they may become tough to clean if you wait too long. As a result, act quickly with the ingredients you have at hand in order to avoid tough stains.

Have you had any experience removing red wine stains from carpet? Please share your insights with all of us in the comments section so we can learn from each other. Also, if you found this article useful, please share it on Pinterest or Facebook to keep more carpets alive and happy around the world. Thanks!


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