Red wine spill on carpet looks unsightly and dirty especially when these expensive rugs are in your hotel. Of course, replacing the entire carpet is out of the question. Not only will that be too costly, but it can also affect your hotel’s operations. How to remove it? Below are some easy-to-do carpet cleaning tips.

How to Remove Red Wine Spill on Carpet:

1. Club Soda

There is mixed evidence that club soda is good for red wine stain removal on carpets. Club soda is water dissolved with carbon dioxide and salt. It has a weak acidity level that can act as an acid-base to decolorize stains.

What you can do is blot the stain with a dry cloth. Then you can pour club soda on the red wine spill and blot again. Repeat the process until you get the wine out of the carpet.

2. Baking Soda & Water

It would be best if you acted fast when red wine spills occur. Scrubbing forces the red wine stain into the carpet, so be sure to blot the stain with a paper towel or clean cloth. Do not scrub it, or it will force the stain into the carpet even more. Apply water to the stain and blot again.

Create a paste using three parts water to 1 part baking soda. Apply the paste to the stained carpet and wait 10 minutes or until the paste is dry. Vacuum it after the paste dries.

3. Dish Soap & White Vinegar

A natural cleaning agent found in every home is white vinegar. It is used mainly for cooking and as salad dressing. So if you do not have club soda or baking soda, prepare a cleaning solution using a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid, a tablespoon of white vinegar added to 2 cups of warm water.

Use white cloth (so cloth pigment does not bleed into the already stained carpet) to blot the stain as you possibly could. Pour a small amount of the prepared dish soap & white vinegar solution onto the stain. Blot frequently until the stain is removed.

4. Carpet or Versatile Stain Removers

Apply carpet stain remover into the stained area following the manufacturer’s instructions. Let the cleaning product dry, then vacuum the stained part of the carpet.

5. Hydrogen Peroxide

A pinch of hydrogen peroxide is an excellent substitute for bleach. But this last option may cause some discoloration on your carpet, so be sure to test your carpet with it in an inconspicuous area before attempting to remove the red wine stain.

Prepare two-parts hydrogen peroxide with one-part dishwashing soap. Test the solution by applying a small amount to an out-of-sight part of the carpet. If it does not show any discoloration, then use the solution to the red wine carpet stain. Blot and repeat until the stain vanishes.


Do you want spotless and fresh-smelling carpets all the time? Did you find these tips helpful? Or do you need professionals to do the job? Then check out Colonial’s carpet cleaning services. We have all the tools, equipment, skills, and knowledge to give your hotel’s carpets that elegant look your clients will love!