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How to Remove Red Wine from Carpet


Wine Spot Removal

Wine spilled on carpet may come in different colors. White wine may show up as a tinge of brown on the carpet, whereas red wine is the most visible and can look red/black on carpet fiber. The presence of tannin dyes makes this a difficult spot to remove.


Method 1

  1. Apply Matrix Release undiluted. Tamp and blot with a spotting brush and spotting towel.
  2. Apply Matrix Target Tannin Stain Remover undiluted. Tamp and blot with spotting brush and spotting towel.
  3. Apply Matrix Advanced Stain Remover mixed in equal parts of solutions A & B.
  4. Cover with a damp towel and apply an iron set at the lowest heat setting. Check the towel every 10-15 seconds for color transfer.


Method 2

  1. Remove all loose soil from the area to be cleaned. Spray generously about 12 inches from the stained area.
  2. DO NOT SCRUB OR BLOT THE TREATED STAIN. Just spray and walk away.
  3. Allow area to dry. PROXI will gradually break down and remove the stain and remain active up to 3 days. Additional treatments of PROXI may be necessary in cases of severe staining.
  4. On deep pile carpets, work PROXI into the pile lightly with a clean rag or light brush. Do not scrub or blot.


Warning and Cautions: Always test material for colorfastness, follow label directions, and never mix product unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.

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  1. Nylon Spotting Brush
    Nylon Spotting Brush

    This 10-inch-long spotting brush features short, stiff white nylon bristles that stand up well against daily tamping and brushing activities. Use this brush for agitating spotting solutions for thorough cleaning performance.

    • Ideal for use on tough spots
    • Stiff nylon bristles maximize your results
    • 10 inches long
  2. Matrix® Advanced Stain Remover
    Matrix® Advanced Stain Remover

    Advanced Stain Remover (ASR) is a 2-part stain removal solution that will work magic on most stains caused by coffee, urine, tea, and many other difficult-to-remove discolorations.

    • Alters stain chemically so it disappears
    • Eliminates coffee, urine, tea, and other discolorations
    • pH: 9.0 when mixed
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Mix equal parts A and B solution

    Starting at $21.35

  3. PROXI Spray & Walk Away
    PROXI Spray & Walk Away

    PROXI is an easy-to-use spot remover that gets rid of most difficult organic stains, both new and old. Blood, juice, red wine, pet stains, and more don't stand a chance against this professional-strength spot remover. Even some non-organic stains can't resist PROXI's power.

    • Safely removes most organic stains
    • No rubbing, scrubbing, blotting, or rinsing
    • pH: 7.75–8.15
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Ready to use (no diluting)

    Starting at $13.66

  4. Matrix® Release
    Matrix® Release

    A highly effective pre-spray for heavily soiled, greasy traffic lanes, Release also makes an excellent general-purpose spotter that may be mixed with solvents or water.

    • Great pre-spray and spotter
    • Removes oil and water combination stains
    • pH: 9.5–10.5
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Variable dilutions

    Starting at $10.95

  5. Matrix® Target Tannin Stain Remover
    Matrix® Target Tannin Stain Remover

    Target is ideal for removing alkalines and tannin stains, such as coffee, tea, urine, perfume, and others. This acid-side spotter can also be used for correcting browning, dye reversal, and setting fugitive dyes. It is also excellent for removing ice melt residue.

    • Acid spotter ideal for correcting browning
    • Removes alkalines, coffee, tea, urine, and perfumes
    • pH: 0.05–1.0
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Dilute 2–6 ounces per gallon of water

    Starting at $12.81

  6. Matrix® Spot Out Spotter
    Matrix® Spot Out Spotter

    Spot Out is a water-based spotter that removes even the most stubborn oil- and water-based stains fast so you can get on with your cleaning. It's our most popular all-purpose carpet spotter because it works—FAST!

    • All-purpose spotter
    • Removes oil- and water-based spots
    • pH: 8.8
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Ready to use

    Starting at $9.07

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