Getting rid of stains on the couch A sofa is a very comfortable piece of furniture and is therefore used for many activities. On cold days, coffee and cake are comfortably consumed in the living room; in the evening you can watch a film with popcorn and drinks or simply read a book. Due to the high stress, a sofa quickly gets stains. Especially if the sofa is old and has not been cleaned for a long time, ugly edges can be seen when spots are treated with water after drying. This occurs because older dirt is loosened from the upholstery and carried to the edge of the damp surface. To counteract the formation of such marks, you should clean your sofa extensively after treating the stain to loosen other dirt. A wet vacuum cleaner is best for this. If necessary, you can also clean the couch with a little water with detergent, a brush and a cloth to absorb the liquid. Pre-treat dried stains Fresh stains are always easier to remove than old ones. Therefore, quick action is important. If you discover a stain later, you should first soften it with mineral water before you start removing the stain. Carpet cleaner – the gentle wonder weapon All kinds of stains on the sofa can be treated with a carpet cleaner without hesitation. If you do not have it in the house right now, you can use the one of the home remedies below. Coffee or cola stains on the sofa Shaving foam helps against coffee or cola stains. Put some on the stain, work it in with a brush and leave for 10 minutes. Then suck the agent out of the fibers with a cloth and some water. Work your way in from the edge of the stain dabbing inwards. Cake stains on the couch Before you start cleaning the stain, make sure to remove larger residues such as whipped cream, crumbs or other with a cloth. If the stain is still fresh, give it a bit of milk and dab it gently with a cloth. Then remove the milk with a little water with detergent and a dry cloth. Is the stain gone? No? Then you can resort to slightly harsher home remedies for light-colored fabrics: citric acid or vinegar essence are ideal here. Apply this to the upholstery with a cotton ball or a cloth and dab away the stain from the outside inwards. Then rinse with warm water. Remove grease stains from the sofa/armchair Grease stains should be vacuumed up first. You can use cornstarch or baking powder for this. Simply apply the dry powder to the stain, work it in a bit with a cloth or brush and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Then vacuum it with a vacuum cleaner and then wash out the residue with a little water and degreasing detergent.
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.