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Your Handy Guide to Removing Stains From Sofas

Removing sofa stains

Now, you’ve gotten the perfect sofa to match your dream home. Months into the purchase, you’re hosting a dinner party for your guests. Unbeknownst to you, a guest spilled something on the sofa and you only found out about it a couple of hours later.

Now, I’m sure such accidental spillage has happened before to many of you. It is often a race against time to avoid letting the stains set into the sofa and possibly ruining it all together. Some stains are easier to remove while some are tougher therefore to help you, we listed out below a couple of commonly occurred stains and the best way remove it, or when it does happen!

 

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Blood Stains

Step 1: Mix two cups of cold water and one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid

Step 2: Together with a clean white cloth, sponge the stain (blot it! Don’t rub against it!)

Step 3: Continue to blot it until the liquid is absorbed.

Step 4: Repeat steps 2-3 until the stain is removed from the sofa.

Step 5: Once the stain is removed, get cold water and a new white cloth and blot the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry. (Psst: Try not to get the area wet more than needed!)

 

 

Vomit Stain

Step 1: Scrape off the layer of vomit on the surface, as much as possible (be careful not to spread the stain area further!)

Step 2: Sprinkle cornstarch onto the vomit stains, letting it soak for approximately 15minutes.

Step 3: Vacuum up the absorbent, which has absorbed some of the liquid from the vomit (You can scrape it off but it will be tricky not to spread the stain!).

Step 4: Repeat step 2-3 till the vomit’s liquid is removed. As for the remaining vomit in solid form, take a clean white cloth and blot the stain with a dry cleaning solvent (ensure that the solvent won’t have a negative effect on your sofa!).

Step 5: Blot at the stain until the dry cleaning solvent is absorbed. Then, repeat steps 4-5 until the stains are removed from the sofa.

Step 6: Once stain is removed, use cold water and a new white cloth and clean the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry.

 

 

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Red Wine Stains

Step 1: Mix two cups of cool water, two-thirds of a cup of rubbing alcohol and one tablespoon of white vinegar.

Step 2: Together with a clean white cloth, sponge the stain

Step 3: Continue to blot until the liquid is absorbed.

Step 4: Repeat steps 2-3 until the stain is removed from the sofa

Step 5: Once the stain is removed, get cold water and a new white cloth and blot the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry.

 

 

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Salsa Stains

Step 1: Scrape off the layer of excess salsa from the surface, as much as possible without spreading the damaged area more than it originally is.

Step 2: Mix two cups of cold water and one tablespoon of dish-washing liquid (Psst: you can try vinegar instead of dish-washing liquid but make sure it doesn’t decolourise your sofa fabric!)

Step 3: Together with a clean white cloth, sponge the stain (blot it! Don’t rub against it!)

Step 4: Continue to blot it until the liquid is absorbed.

Step 5: Repeat steps 2-3 until the stain is removed from the sofa.

Step 6: Once the stain is removed, get cold water and a new white cloth and blot the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry

 

Disclaimer: All stain removal tips does not necessarily work for all sofas as different sofa have different composition of upholstery. So always test it out first or check with a professional! We are not liable for any damage caused.