Dried-on wine stains pose no problems when you know how to use vinegar, water and baking soda to remove them from your carpet. Learn how to restore your carpet to its former beauty in this free video on floor stain removal.
Hi, my name is Joanna Cahill. I'm the owner of Healthy Home Cleaning. We are a green cleaning business based in Asheville, North Carolina that specializes in the use of non-toxic cleaning products. Today we are going to talk about how you remove dry wine stains from carpet. Okay so today we are going to be using vinegar, baking soda, water, and just a little dish and a spoon to mix up our solution here today. Okay so I've already premixed this but what you are going to want to do is you are going to want to take half a cup of cold water. It's important that it's cold because if you use warm water it's going to go ahead and set our wine stain in even more then it is. So cold water and half vinegar. You are going to take that and just go ahead and pour a little bit into our bowl here. And then we are going to go ahead and add our baking soda to make a paste. Okay go ahead and mix that together. You want to get the right consistency here, consistency of a paste. So keep adding until you get that nice creamy paste here. It looks good enough to eat like frosting, but trust me you don't want to eat this. Okay so once you've done that we'll go ahead and put our paste onto the stain here. And then we'll take our cloth go ahead and kind of push that into the carpet. Okay just nice hard downwards strokes there. And then we are going to let that stand for a little while. We are going to let that baking soda and the vinegar do it's job. Vinegar is an excellent deodorizer. Baking soda is an excellent stain lifter and deodorizer. And then once that's set you are going to go ahead and use upward strokes to get that solid off of the carpet. Okay. And then we are going to take that vinegar water mixture, just the water and the vinegar and go ahead and pour it over. It's going to continue lifting that stain off of the carpet. Now look at that, that's beautiful. All that red is already gone, it's lifted out into our paste. You can go ahead and repeat this process until you've lifted out all of the residue from the baking soda and the vinegar which it's easy to know because it won't be fizzing anymore. So that's kind of fun. And then once you are done with that you've got your clean carpet. This is Joanna Cahill with Healthy Home Cleaning. And I want to thank you for watching how to remove dry red wine stains from your carpet.
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