Sangria wine is a delicious, fruity drink that is typically made with a red wine base. This drink is refreshing and appropriate for all times of year. However, while it's delicious, sangria wine also has the potential to ruin or severely damage items in your home. If you spill the wine, it can easily stain clothing, furniture, carpets, rugs and more. Acting quickly in the event of a spill is crucial to preventing the stain from setting in the material. Read on for a brief overview of how to remove fruit-infused sangria wine stains from carpet.
Tools and Materials
- Paper towels
- Carpet shampoo
- Liquid dish soap
- Small bowl
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Warm water
Step 1 -- Act Quickly to Blot the Wine
The most important thing that you can do immediately after spilling sangria wine on your carpet is to blot up the wine. Getting the wine off of the carpet surface before it has a chance to set in and cause a stain is crucial to protecting the color of the carpet. Use a roll of paper towels to blot up the wine. Do not rub them into the carpet, as this can help to only push the wine into the carpet and make the stain more difficult to remove later on.
Step 2 -- Mix the Soap Solution
Use either carpet shampoo or liquid dish soap to clean the wine from the carpet. Mix 1 cup of either carpet shampoo or liquid dish soap with 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl. Stir them around until they are thoroughly mixed. You'll apply this solution to the carpet to lift the wine stain off of its surface.
Step 3 -- Blot With a Sponge
Dunk the sponge into the small bowl so that it's fully immersed. Allow it to sit for a moment so that it soaks up a good quantity of the soap solution, then lift the sponge and squeeze it gently so that some of the solution seeps back into the bowl.
Continue by blotting at the stained area with the sponge. Again, do not rub the sponge into the carpet. Blot it repeatedly for several minutes or until the stain appears to be lifted off.
Step 4 -- Wash the Carpet
When you're satisfied with the level of stain removal that you've accomplished with the sponge and the liquid dish soap solution, pour a bit of warm water on the carpet in order to wash the soap solution off of it. Still avoid rubbing the carpet, if at all possible.
Step 5 -- Allow the Carpet to Dry
Allow the carpet to dry thoroughly before you touch it or walk on it again. Cover it up with a towel so that you know exactly where the stain was and to help you prevent contact with the carpet until it's fully dry.
If you have a brand name carpet cleaning solution like Oxy Clean, this will work well instead of the liquid dish soap and hydrogen peroxide solution.