Have you recently spilled some red wine on top of your carpet? Do you fear that your shirt is permanently stained due to the red wine spill? If so, then you need to learn all about how to get rid of a red wine stain from fabrics.

Believe it or not, there are several ways to go about it. The solution that we recommend depends on what surface that you’ve spilled your red wine on.

See below for an in-depth guide on red wine stain removal and all of the treatment solutions that we recommend. These will help you revive almost any fabric.

Old Home Remedy for Carpets

Why must the light-colored carpets die young? Doesn’t it always seem like the few times you spill your red wine, it’s always on a light-colored surface? What’s up with that?

We know the initial shock that comes with spilling red wine on your floor. You feel like someone just punched you in the stomach; you aren’t sure whether to reach for the towels or start pouring bleach by the container.

Thankfully, there’s another way. As soon as you spill your red wine on the carpet, grab a hand towel—one that you don’t care about—and dap at the stained area as much as possible. You should notice a significant improvement even during this part of the process.

Once you feel like you’ve soaked up as much as possible, grab some salt from the pantry and pour it all over the red wine stain. You should be using so much salt that you’re unable to see the red wine stain underneath it. Make sure to keep your children and pets away from the salt while it’s on the carpet.

Make sure to give it around 10 to 15 minutes to soak up as much liquid as possible. Take a vacuum and suck up all of the salt from the carpet; voila! Your carpet is good as new.

Hire a Professional Service

It’s never easy to deal with the aftermath of spilling red wine on your carpet. If you have a full house of children, then you may not get to tend to that stain as much as you would like to.

The craziness in your house doesn’t pause for a carpet stain. You still have chores to achieve, children to watch, games to take them to, and work to do for your career.

Thankfully, you can place the care and cleanliness of your home into experienced hands by hiring a professional cleaning service. Let them know of your red wine stain and they can help you get rid of it.

Professional cleaners have access to a variety of different equipment and solutions to try and get the stain out. If they can’t do it themselves, then they have someone in their network that can do it for you.

Of course, a professional cleaner can offer you many more benefits than carpet cleaning. Our service’s general maintenance service, as an example, includes:

  • Window cleaning
  • Sinks
  • Mirrors
  • Furniture
  • Baseboards
  • Lamps
  • Pictures
  • Wastebaskets
  • Beds
  • Stairs
  • Floors
  • Dusting
  • Kitchen appliances & more

Boiled Water

Of course, there’s an even more frequent victim of red wine stains than your white/tan carpet: the tablecloth on your dining room table.

When that happens, you should find comfort in the fact that boiling water can get out the stain with relative ease. Simply bring water to a boil. Then, once the water is boiling, grab a large bowl and place it in the sink (like you would a strainer for pasta noodles).

Grab the stained tablecloth and place the stained area over the top of the bowl, place some items on either side of the bowl to hold the tablecloth firmly in place.

Pour the boiling water over the stained area and into the bowl below it. This will slowly wash out the red stain and have your cloth looking as good as new.


As you well know, bleach can be a tremendous help for removing stains, but it comes at a cost. The fumes from bleach can cause breathing problems and/or irritation, so use cautiously.

Bleach can also be a detriment to certain fibers, which is why we only recommend that you use it to remove the stain from your white clothes.

It’s easy to use! Grab a bucket and pour some bleach into it. Soak the white shirt into the bleach for 15 minutes and then run it in the washer with water only.


It should come as no surprise that vinegar made this list. Vinegar has many uses and is one of the handiest household items on the market.

If you have some clothes that a red wine stain isn’t coming out of, place the clothing in a bucket of white vinegar. The vinegar will eat away at the stain and remove it within a few minutes.

For those of you that hate the smell of vinegar, you can simply pour the vinegar over the stained area and then rub in some liquid detergent with a sponge. Run it under warm water when you’re finished.

Remove That Red Wine Stain for Good

Now that you have seen how to remove a red wine stain properly, be sure to use this information to your advantage.

Take the time to read this article for more information on how to remove pet stains, another common threat to your carpets and hard surfaces. To get started, please contact us by phone at 414-559-4563 and we will be happy to assist you further.