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How do you remove red wine stains from silk carpet

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How do you remove red wine stains from silk carpet

Is this wet or dry?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It is now dry

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Red wine and any red food dyes are nasty to deal with.

Ideally you want to act as fast as possible with red wine, the tannins and the acid nature of it make it really tough to remove. So ideally aggressive action when wet would yield a higher percentage of success.

Use salt water to dampen and absorb some of the stain. Continually adding and blotting to try to get as much up as possible.

Mix a cup of hydrogen peroxide with a tablespoon of dawn or plain dish detergent, no bleaches. Do a small test area in an inconspicuous area to be sure all will go well.

Take a towel or towels and continually gently work the solution into the stain, repeat as needed. To rinse the solution you can use a plain water dampened towel or you can use a tepid water extractor if you have this. You may need to repeat this a few times..
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