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Help! Spilled Red Wine on My Persian Rug!

I'm in a panic. I have no baking soda, club soda, peroxide, etc.

First thing in the morning I will go get a product to help remove these unsightly stains. Anyone have any recommendations/good experiences with a certain product?

Thanks for the tips.
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Old 10.02.2011, 20:50
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Re: Help! Spilled Red Wine on My Persian Rug!

Run to the nearest garage and get Schwepps tonic water...

Clean, relax and have gin and tonic! Done!
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Re: Help! Spilled Red Wine on My Persian Rug!

P.S. If you don't find tonic water, it can be 7up or any soda colourless drink!
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Re: Help! Spilled Red Wine on My Persian Rug!

I rub salt on it, little bit of water, more salt, more damp cloth, I think lemon is ok, too, just not soap (makes it all deep purple/brown). As long as it is wet, you can work with it. I remember pouring some liquid vanish on wine, rubbing, rinsing and repeating about 6 times and the stain was gone.
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Re: Help! Spilled Red Wine on My Persian Rug!

Salt!

And what MusicChick said! Do you have some spray and wash for clothes? Wine goes away with it.
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Re: Help! Spilled Red Wine on My Persian Rug!

Read this and act quickly, as it tells you;http://ezinearticles.com/?Removing-R...ets&id=5797706


Blot is the key word to take note of, no rubbing, the white wine seems like a good first option if you have it ( you can always put the opened bottle to good use later I'm sure ), the salt will give you a bit of leeway, it will slow the setting process ( once set, you are doomed), and give you the chance to assess the damage.

Good luck, I remember agonizing about this at my sisters' house, where I was the guilty culprit
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Re: Help! Spilled Red Wine on My Persian Rug!

Put a LOT of salt on it and wait for the salt to absorb the wine
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Re: Help! Spilled Red Wine on My Persian Rug!

Thanks to all of you for your tips.

I put some tonic water on the stains and poured salt all over the place. Let it dry overnight, and vacuumed everything this morning. Then I put a rug cleaner on it this AM.

I'm worried my initial reaction of rubbing the wine off the rug with a wet towel and soap made the situation worse (read on the internet NOT to do that, after the fact), but we'll see what happens.
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Salt!

And what MusicChick said! Do you have some spray and wash for clothes? Wine goes away with it.
No, I don't have Spray and Wash but wish I did! I have not seen it here in Switzerland. Where can I get it?
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Re: Help! Spilled Red Wine on My Persian Rug!

Oxy vanish.......... carpet spray, Coop has it.......i cant live without it
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