Extra Extra! Read All About Us

Upholstery Stain Removal

Auckland Upholstery Stain Removal Techniques

Upholstery stain removal may sound simple but somehow complicated. How you remove stains will depend upon the type of fabric. This guide will help you how to resolve upholstery stains. But be cautious because it doesn’t come back once the colour is gone. For Steam ‘n’ Dry Upholstery Cleaning Auckland Service experts, please call us at 0800 783-266 or email us.

Steam ‘n’ Dry Upholstery Cleaning Auckland experienced stain removal professionals working with all fabrics. Including silks and the most delicate of textiles. Our technicians will evaluate the spot or stain and determine the proper treatment to remove it while avoiding any damage to the fabric. Each procedure or application involves proven chemistry, which may impact your efforts to treat the stain in West Auckland, North Shore, East, South Auckland, and Hibiscus Coast.

Have spots and stains professionally cleaned and removed from your upholstery fabric textiles? Call us today or fill out the Steam ‘n’ Dry Upholstery Cleaning Auckland experienced stain removal professionals instant booking form. We’ll be happy to answer any questions that you might have about your cleaning project.

Upholstery Stain Removal Guide


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.


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

Red wine stain, coffee stain, pet odour, and stain removal

Remove spots and spills as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage to the textile. More damage can often occur by removing the stain yourself. Unfortunately, this can make Steam ‘n’ Dry Upholstery Cleaning Auckland experienced stain removal professionals’ jobs harder, as the dye may be impossible to remove altogether. For most stains, Steam ‘n’ Dry Stain Removal Auckland Service professionals recommend immediately scooping up as much of the spill as possible using a cloth towel.

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 Tb)


Wet a soft cloth with a mixture of mild detergent with warm water. Then, blot the area of the stains. Also, blot the spot again with the ammonia-water solution—mix 1 Tbsp ammonia with ½ cup water. To rinse, besides, blot with clean water using a clean cloth. Dry the spot thoroughly.

Red Wine

Try to act fast. Blot out the spilt wine with an 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 that can cause fading, so use it carefully, therefore, sparingly.


Spray hairspray solution on the spot. Also, use the rinse blot rinse to wash off.

Whether pets, wine, food, water, ground-in dirt, or other substances resulted in spots and stains. Steam ‘n’ Dry Upholstery Cleaners Auckland experienced stain removal professionals can remove them – but avoid disturbing or changing the chemistry of the areas with stain remover product. Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry proper cleaning methods will help to ensure your satisfaction! Fabric stain protectant is always available.

Upholstery Leathers Cleaning

  • Upholstery leathers are prone to fading when exposed to direct sunlight, so heat. Try to arrange the furniture away from the windows whenever possible.
  • Regular dusting also vacuuming is the only care that upholstery leathers need because they are preserved permanently during the tanning process.
  • Wipe up stain spills at once with lukewarm water using the rinse-blot technique. Clean off moisture with an absorbent cloth.

Use a mild detergent and less than 80°C hot water to remove stains. Rinse, and blot with clean water. Also, wipe stains with a clean cloth thoroughly.

Upholstery Viral & Bacterial Disinfection

Capable Truck mounts hot steam cleaners kill and removes viruses, bacteria, germs, dust mites, and other pathogens from interior car upholstery if the steam is over 70°C hot. Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry truck-mounted upholstery cleaners not only use 85°C hot steam at the fabric point of contact. We also have EPA-approved corona issues elimination ingredient additional options.

Graeme Stephens gives this expert mattress cleaning and dust mite control information. An IICRC certified 2001 Master Restoration Technician. With over 35 years of upholstery and mattress cleaning experience and owner of  Steam ‘n’ Dry. For the professionals at Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland Services, call 0800 110 282 or email us.

This information is to help remove stains. However, we recommend leaving stain removal to the experts. No liability excepted for DIY attempts.

Experienced, researched and written by Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 35 years of disinfecting, cleaning and pest control Auckland services experience.

Updated: 19/03/2022

Free Instant Online Quote and Booking

See your local area contact number, details and reviews

Auckland City:

West Auckland City:

North Shore City:

South Auckland City:

East Auckland City:

Hib Coast Auckland City: