Sofas and couches are amongst the most frequently used items in any home, which means they succumb to a substantial amount of wear and tear. In addition to this, spilt drinks, muddy pawprints or rogue crayons can easily cause sofa stains and marks.
Fortunately, it is possible to remove most stains from sofas and upholstery, providing you use the right methods and materials. To find out how take a look at our ultimate guide to sofa stain removal now:
Blot the Stain Immediately
If you see a spillage occur, take action swiftly to prevent the stain from setting into the material. Blotting the stain gently is the most effective way to remove it within seconds but be careful not to rub or scrub it. If you’re too heavy-handed, you’ll drive the stain deeper into the material and make it harder to remove. However, blotting lightly with a piece of kitchen roll or a wet wipe is often enough to remove a stain entirely.
Check the Label
If the stain is still visible after blotting, you’ll need to take more action but, before you do, be sure to check the label on your sofa. Different fabrics can tolerate different cleaning products, so it’s vital to check what the manufacturers recommend using before you begin sofa cleaning.
Typically, leather sofas will require different cleaning products to fabric sofas, so don’t be tempted to use the same product on multiple different fabrics. Even when a specific product is recommended, it’s worth testing it on an unseen part of the sofa before using it on a stain.
Vacuum the Sofa
You might be keen to remove the stain as quickly as possible but it’s worth vacuuming the sofa before you go any further. This will remove dust and debris from the surface of the fabric and prevent it from being embedded into the sofa when you’re removing the stain. Even microscopic particles of dust can cause scratches or damage, so removing them first should be a top priority.
Use the Right Product
Depending on what type of sofa you have and what the stain consists of, a damp cloth might be enough to bring the furniture back to ‘as-new’ condition. If you are going to use a cleaning product, however, make sure you’re using the right one for your couch. Instead of applying it directly to the sofa, spray it onto a cloth first or mix it with water in a bucket, according to the usage instructions. Then, dab the stain as gently as possible and allow it to lift away from the fabric, rather than scrubbing it further into the material.
Professional Sofa Stain Removal
While most stains can be removed from sofas, the process isn’t always straightforward. If you don’t want to risk causing additional damage, why not arrange for professional sofa stain removal? With an experienced team, a range of natural products and professional equipment, we’re on hand to provide all the help you need. To learn more, contact Couch Master now on 0405063481.