To avoid having to go straight to the stain with scissors, the affected area can be lathered with neutral soap, special upholstery cleaning agents or – in the case of leather – special leather care soap. Ideally, you should use a white, lint-free cloth and work in the cleaning agent while dabbing lightly. Then use a dry paper towel to remove any foam residue from the surface and blot the area with dry paper towels. Then you treat the lathered area with clear, distilled water and finally press dry kitchen paper lightly on the surface to remove the moisture. Do not use your sofa again until the cover is completely dry. If the manufacturer recommends certain cleaning agents, only use these to be on the safe side, especially during the warranty period. Caution: Stain removal can also go wrong Basically, you should test all stain removal agents on an inconspicuous area of the sofa beforehand! Does the cover rub off? Or does the surface change? Then keep your hands off the remedy. Stains on the sofa are still better than a torn upholstery fabric! Always follow the manufacturer’s care instructions. Start stain removal immediately Stain removal is easiest if you start doing it as soon as possible. Dried stains are always much more difficult to remove. Remove coarse dirt with a dry paper towel. If liquids are spilled, place a dry cloth or kitchen paper on top as quickly as possible and then dab to prevent further seepage into the cover. The further procedure depends very much on the type of stain. However, if possible, work from the edge of the stain toward the center to avoid enlarging the stain further. Food and beverages, cosmetics, perfume, pen, ink etc. Immediately treat these substances with cold or lukewarm neutral soap solution or the detergent recommended by the manufacturer. Treat with clear distilled water.
These materials should not be deemed a recommendation: they are for informative purposes only. The best solution for the aforementioned cases is resorting to Professional Cleaners, such as Upholstery Cleaning Services. You can order with us sofa cleaning, leather sofa cleaning, dining chair cleaning, carpet cleaning, and mattress cleaning. We are located in New York and New Jersey. Please, contact us on the phone or in chat for additional information.