You may have just experienced the initial shock of seeing your prized carpet spoiled by having alcohol spilled all over it. If you’re half luck, you’ll be able to get to cleaning the stain right away, before any of the alcohol has a chance to set in. The sooner you get into cleaning the alcohol stain, the better. But don’t despair. Act fast and you will be able to minimise the stain. Follow these steps to begin the cleaning process:
If you happen to be dealing with a wine spill on your carpet, follow through with the above procedure, but repeat step one after blotting with cold water and then blot with water again.
Also try this method: First, using paper towels or a cleaning rag, soak up as much of the spilled wine as possible. Next, mix a few drops of dish soap into about a cup or two of hydrogen peroxide. Using a sponge, scrub this mixture onto the wine stain and it WILL disappear right in front of your eyes!!!
Endeavour to treat carpet stains as quickly as you can. Only use cloths that are white to prevent any bleeding from the cloth into the stain. When blotting, work from the outer edges of the stain in towards the center. This will prevent unsightly rings from remaining in the carpet. Pretest all mixtures in an inconspicuous area of the carpet before using on the actual stain. Four steps one and two above you can also use a liquid carpet shampoo, diluted at one part liquid shampoo to four parts warm water.
If the stain persists after your most diligent efforts at removal you will want to contact a carpet and rug cleaning professional. With the use of heavy duty equipment, industrial cleaners and steam extraction, he may well able to remove stains that have left you frustrated. Be aware, though, that no professional can guarantee to remove any stain. They, like you, can only do their best.