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7 Best Ways to Remove Sofa Stains

Lack of maintenance leads to bad odour, mould growth and permanent damage of the carpets, sofa and upholsteries. You invested a lot of money to decorate your room. Now you have to maintain the items regularly. Yes, we understand there are a few challenges in the cleaning process. Discoloration or stains ruin the beauty of a room. How can you avoid it? Here are 7 easy ways to remove stains with DIY remedies.

Please note that you have to do a pretest to understand the effectiveness of these methods. The pretest means applying the solution in a small hidden area to check its effectiveness. If you are satisfied with the result, you can apply it to the affected spots. If you are not satisfied with the result, please call a sofa stain removal Canberra expert in your locality.

Method 1: Petroleum Jelly  

If you face problems related to food drinks and other greasy stains, then petroleum jelly is the best option because it is an effective moisture absorber. Apply petroleum jelly on the affected area and let it dry for a day. You will notice the change the very next day.

Method 2: Baking Soda

Baking soda can remove stains such as red wine, grease and oil. Add two tablespoons of baking soda with warm water and make a paste. After that, apply this paste to the affected area and rub it with a microfibre cloth in a smooth circular motion. This method is also effective against bad odour removal.

Lastly, vacuum the powder dust from the dry area. Continue this method a few times and still if you do not get a satisfactory result, you should call the sofa cleaning services in Canberra. Choose the best provider for your needs.

Method 3: Oxalic Acid

It can remove stains from a damp surface. You can make a paste with oxalic acid, water and salt. Now take a white microfiber cloth and sponge it on the damp spots. Please note that it has a bleach component which may discolor shiny areas. To get the shine back, you should use regular dyes or furniture polish liquids on the discoloured area. Many sofa stain protection Canberra professionals prefer this method.

Method 4: Car Wax

Do you know that you can use car wax to remove furniture stains? If you do not believe it, then apply car wax on the stain spot and observe the changes. It is effective against stain rings; you should consult with a sofa cleaning Canberra service provider before applying oxalic acid and car wax on the furniture.

Method 5: White Toothpaste

Non-gel toothpaste contains the necessary ingredients to remove stains. The process is very simple. You have to apply the non-gel toothpaste on the stained spot and wipe the powder after a few hours of drying. You can notice the immediate changes.

Method 6: White Vinegar

You can use white vinegar with baking soda or use it separately. If you want to use it separately, then make a liquid with white vinegar (2 tablespoons) and warm water and apply the liquid to the stained spot. Please remember that you have to vacuum the area before implementing this method. Now you have to wait for a couple of hours. If you are not satisfied with a one-time application, you may have to continue the process a few times. It is a popular DIY remedy, and you can find it in almost all online resources. We hope it will solve your problem. If not, then contact a sofa cleaner in Canberra.

Method 7: Dishwasher Liquid

For this method, you need a dishwasher, warm water and a microfiber cloth. Add a few drops of dishwasher liquid with warm water and soak the liquid in a microfiber cloth. Now use the cloth to rub the area. Some online resources will advise you to apply the liquid directly, but we do not recommend this because most of the homeowners over saturate the area with water, which results in dampness.

Whether you are applying it directly or using microfiber, you have to dry the area for five hours.

Here we have included the popular methods of DIY cleaning; if you want to know more about other DIY solutions, then please read our other articles, or start chatting with us. We are open 24/7. If you have any queries or want to know more about our sofa cleaning Canberra services, then please call us directly. Professionals at Crystal Couch Cleaning have rigorously researched different materials, colors, textures, and chemicals, so they will provide the best solution in your locality. Moreover, experts are certified and well-trained to remove the most complex stains in your lounge. If you need any assistance, please book an appointment.