- pour 1 coffee cup of ammonia, 1 liter of lukewarm water and a few drops of washing-up liquid into a bowl,
- soak a clean, dry cloth, rolled up in a ball, in the solution. Clean the armchair with the cloth focusing on the stains,
- rinse with a washcloth soaked in water and well wrung out,
- dry with a very dry washcloth, then with a hair dryer on the ‘warm air’ position.
We all have a fabric sofa at home. Very pretty, yet it tends to get damaged over time and become covered in small stains that won’t go away. Not to mention the bad smells that can take over… How do you clean it properly without having to take the cover to the nearest dry cleaners? Do not panic, here are several tips that should be useful to you. And you will be able to use products that you probably already have at home to clean your favorite fabric chair! Tip 1: Use black soap Black soap is a bit of a miracle that removes stains more easily than any other method. This natural product is a multi-purpose product, which is always good to have at home. It is often made from vegetable oils, such as olive or flaxseed oil. Dilute it in water, gently rub the stain with a brush, and it should disappear from your fabric without any problem. No need for chemical stain remover! Tip 2: Use soda crystals This is a solution that we do not immediately think of. Put on rubber household gloves and dilute a cup of baking soda in hot water. Dip a clean sponge in the mixture, wring it out well then pass it over your fabric sofa paying particular attention to the stains. Cleaning with soda crystals is ideal on light fabrics. If you plan to use it on brighter or darker colors, make sure to test the mixture on a small patch of fabric first, as the color may bleed. It is essential to rinse your fabric cover once you have cleaned it. To do this, simply arm yourself with a washcloth or a sponge soaked in clear water. Tip 3: Use talcum powder Another tip for removing grease stains from a fabric chair is talc! Just sprinkle it all over the chair, massage the fabric and let it dry for several hours or even overnight ideally. All you have to do is suck up the rest of the talc to find a clean and like-new fabric chair! Tip 4: Use flour Is there a wine stain still wet on your fabric sofa? Quick, use flour to get rid of it! Same process as talc: sprinkle the flour all over your seat, massage the fabric and let it dry for several hours before vacuuming. The trace of wine will be gone as if by magic! Tip 5: Use white wine If the wine stain on your chair is dry, use white wine with baking soda instead of removing it. Pour a little white wine on the stain, add baking soda on top, let sit for a few hours, then dab what remains with a clean, slightly damp soft cloth. Tip 6: Use toothpaste Help! You have an ink stain on your beautiful brand new fabric chair! Don’t panic, just arm yourself with toothpaste! It may sound strange, but toothpaste is a very good stain remover. Please note that this technique does not work on all types of fabrics. So be sure to check on a small part of the fabric that it does not damage it. On your ink stain, spread toothpaste until completely absorbed. Then scrape the toothpaste off your chair or couch. Tip 7: Use ammonia Ammonia is a great stain remover, especially for getting rid of stains and urine odors on fabric. Follow the guide to use it wisely: