So, you were enjoying your glass of red wine when suddenly, as if in slow motion, you watched your glass splash, spill, or fly onto the floor. Not just any floor, however, your beautiful white carpet!
Now, whether your carpet is white, tan, or a even a darker color, getting that red wine stain out is a must (and you know that time is of the essence!). So, let's get right to it! You will need the following household supplies:
At this point, the color of the carpet should be back to normal but simply look wet. Sprinkle a layer of baking soda on top of the carpet and let it sit overnight. If you live in a household where letting the baking soda sit overnight is not safe (you have pets or children), either consider closing off the room or simply clean up the baking soda after 10 minutes—you can let the carpet air dry over night and simply dab it with a rag the following day.
It's better to let it air dry. Vacuuming over the site when it is fairly dry will also help the carpet dry out faster. The suction of the vacuum nozzle has a similar effect to blow drying.
If the carpet feels crunchy, this simply means that you did not rinse the baking soda out well enough or you might have used too much. Go over the carpet site with the nozzle vacuum. Afterwards, wet the carpet one more time (at this point warm water is fine), and let it air dry for another 24 hours. Avoid walking over this site until the carpet is totally dry.
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