Upholstery Stain Cleaning Guide

This is to help you to remove basics upholstery stains, however, be cautious, because, once color is removed it doesn’t come back.

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Red Wine – Try to act fast. Blot out the spilled wine with absorbent cloth. On persistent stains, blot/dash/spray mixture of soap detergent. Hydrogen peroxide on the stained area (2:2 ratio). Note: hydrogen peroxide is a reducer, so, can cause fading, so, use it carefully, therefore, sparingly.

Juice or Mustard (and Other Organic Dyes) – Use the rinse and blot-rinse method on the stained area with vinegar to water mixture (1:3 ratio – 1 Tbsp vinegar, and, 3 Tbsp water). Furthermore, water based cleaner.

Blood – Use the rinse blot rinse technique.  With salt and water (mix 2 Tbsp table salt to 1 cup of water). With sturdy stains, apply water diluted hydrogen peroxide on the carpet upholstery stains.

Butter – Apply dry solvent (commercially prepared for greasy stains) to a clean cloth, and, blot the spot. Use mixture of 1 Tbsp detergent with 1 cup of water.  To finish off the stain. Then, finally, wash off both the solvent, and, mixture with damp cloth. Do not rub. Just blot everything out.

Cheese – Wet a soft cloth with mixture of mild detergent with warm water. Blot the stains area. Then, blot the spot again with the ammonia water solution, (mix 1 Tbsp ammonia to ½ cup water). To rinse, in addition, blot with clean water using clean cloth. Dry the spot thoroughly.

Ink – Spray hairspray solution on the spot; Use the rinse blot rinse to wash off.

Upholstery Leathers Cleaning

  • Upholstery leathers are prone to fading when exposed to direct sunlight, so, heat. Try to arrange the furniture away from windows whenever possible.
  • Regular dusting, also, vacuuming are the only care that upholstery leathers need, because, they are preserved permanently during the tanning process.
  • Wipe up stain spills at once. Wash off with lukewarm water using the rinse-blot technique. Wipe off moisture with absorbent cloth.
  • Use very mild detergent, furthermore, less than 80 Celsius hot water to remove stains. Rinse, and, blot with clean water, also, wipe stains with clean cloth thoroughly.