No matter how careful you are around your furniture, accidents can happen, and in effect, your beautiful sofa can end up with coffee, wine or even food stains all over the upholstery. Luckily, there’s no need to look for a new sofa just yet! There are many ways to remove stains at home, even without professional help, and we’ll tell you more about them below.
Effective methods for removing stains from fabric sofas:
Coffee, tea and wine
With coffee and tea being among the most popular drinks in the world, it’s not a surprise that many people are looking for information about how to remove coffee stains from their sofas.
- First, remove the excess liquid with a dry towel or paper towel.
- Gently rinse the area with water, again soaking up the liquid with the towel afterwards.
- Prepare a simple cleaning solution (mix 2 cups of warm water with 1 tbsp of white vinegar) or use a commercial detergent for upholstery and apply it over the stain.
- Rinse with clean water and repeat the process if necessary.
You can use the same method to remove wine stains.
Chocolate stains are quite a common problem, and when a piece falls on your sofa and ends up staining the fabric, it’s important to know ways to remove chocolate stains effectively.
- Remove as much chocolate as possible from the fabric, you can use a spoon or a knife to gently scrub it from the surface – be careful not to stain other parts of the sofa in the process!
- Mix 2 cups of clean water with 1 tbsp of liquid dish soap and use the solution to clean the stained fabric. (If you’re using upholstery detergent, make sure to follow the instructions listed on the box.)
- Using a clean towel, rinse the area to remove the stain and the solution from the fabric. Dry with a paper towel or another piece of cloth.
Even a small paper cut can leave a big and visible stain on a sofa, especially a white or light-coloured one.
- Blot the stain before it dries.
- Use cold water and a clean towel to get as much blood out of the fabrics as possible. (Don’t use warm or hot water as it may make the blood stain more difficult to remove.)
- Put hydrogen peroxide on a clean cloth and gently clean the stain.
- Rinse with warm water and soak up the moisture.
In order to remove oil stains, you should cover the affected area with baking soda, cornstarch or talcum powder. Give it at least fifteen minutes to absorb the oil, remove the powder and gently clean the surface with a cleaning solution until the stain disappears.
How to remove stains from a leather sofa
You can completely transform your living room with a beautiful black leather sofa bed, but to make sure it keeps its aesthetic value, you should also know how to take good care of it. Not all leather materials are the same, and some may require a different approach when it comes to cleaning. While you can usually avoid water and drink stains by quickly soaking them up with dry cloth, more stubborn ones like ink or oil may be more difficult to deal with. It’s always best to consult the manufacturer’s instructions first and use cleaning products suitable for leather furniture.
Before you use any type of stain remover on your sofa, we advise you to test it on a small area of the fabric first to make sure it doesn’t cause damages.
People Also Ask:
What is the best stain remover for furniture?
There are no universal solutions, and the type of stain remover you need depends on the upholstery and the stain. In many cases, a simple home-made cleaning solution will be enough, but in more demanding situations looking for a good stain remover or professional help may be the best option.
How do you remove stains from a fabric sofa?
First, you should choose the right method for the type of stain you want to remove. Acting quickly will increase your chances of removing the stain completely before it seeps deeper into the fabric and dries.
Liam Goddard is a furniture expert with many years of experience in this industry. He knows the business inside out and is always keen on exploring new solutions and possibilities – that’s what makes him the best person to ask whether you’re interested in the newest trends on the market, furniture design, or manufacturing process.