We have all been there, where life gets sloppy and either you or someone in your life, spills red wine, coffee, tea or Kool-Aid on your rug. Or your kids, and in my case my husband, gets a bloody nose and you can follow the path of blood drops to the bathroom. It’s always challenge getting these stains out of any type of rug or carpet.

If you Google,” how to get these stains out of the rug,” you will find a plethora of ways to get the stains out from homemade remedies to chemical retail ones.

The remedy that seems to work best is to mix a solution of 1 cup cool water, 1 tbsp. dishwashing/laundry detergent, and ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide. Put the mixture in a spray bottle.Before applying the solution, be sure to blot up any liquids of the stain with a paper or cotton towel. Rinse the stain with cool water and blot excess liquids up again.

If stain is still there, test the solution on a hidden part of the rug to make sure it doesn’t affect the color on the rug. Then spray the solution thoroughly on the stain. Use enough of the solution to saturate the stain but not enough for the solution to soak through to the padding. You should see the stain start to disappear.

Dip a sponge or cotton towel in to the solution and blot the stain from the outside to the inside working in a circular motion. This keeps the stained area from getting bigger. Newer stains will remove more quickly than older stains that have already set.

Once the stain is removed, rinse the area with cool water. Blot with paper towel or use wet/dry vac to remove the excess liquid.
For a commercial treatment try using Wine-Away to remove wine stains. This product seems to do a good job of removing wine from almost anything.

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