I am sure everyone has seen the scene below where the wine glass is teetering and is about to fall on the lush carpet pile below.
We might not be able to stop the actual glass from falling but we can if we do things right remove the stains and save the carpet. Here's how:
The key is you must immediately pour lots (and I do mean lots), of table salt on the entire area. Just sweep up with a dustpan and brush and repeat if necessary. I am not quite sure why it works but it does.
The most important thing for wine stain removal is not to rub the wine into the carpet or carpet pile but to blot it. Blot with a white paper towel to remove as much of the red/white wine stain as possible. Then neutralise the spot with a white vinegar solution, (3rd cup of white vinegar and 2/3rd's cup of water). Saturate the spot with the white vinegar solution using a spray bottle and then blot again with white paper towel. Then apply a small quantity of detergent solution using a blotting motion. Rinse with normal water using a spray bottle and blot again to remove excess water. If all else fails for more emergency carpet cleaning advice call in the experts: All Care Cleaning