We have no clue as to the origin story but there are often times when we get surprised by a stain on the upholstery. Knowing what the stains consists of is half the battle when dealing with stains. If a treatment is improperly conducted, you can ruin the color, or worse, damage the upholstery itself being that the upholstery can be a temperamental thing. There are a few safer methods you can try though it can be a gamble to treat the unknown stains on your upholstery. When using a home remedy or upholstery cleaner, which is why it is extremely important you perform a patch test before application in an inconspicuous area, since there no guarantees. D&M Carpet Cleaning would like to offer a few effective solutions.
Vinegar Stain Remover from Couches
In your choice of spray bottle or cleaning bucket, mix together 1 Tbsp dish washing liquid, 2 cups of cool water, and 1 Tbsp vinegar. Apply the mixture moderately without oversaturating the area, allow it to seep into the stain for a few minutes. In circular patterns, use an alcohol- dampened cotton ball until the stain has been removed. Carefully rinse solution away the solution with a clean cloth and cool water. Ensure the areas is completely dry before trying additional methods in the event stains persist.
Ammonia Stain Removal Agent
Pour 2 cups of cool water, 1 Tbsp ammonia, and 1 Tbsp dish washing liquid in your preferred container. Sponge the solution onto the stain. If the stain is resistant and needs to be slightly agitated occasionally use circular patterns in a gentle rubbing fashion, otherwise blot the spot from the outside edges towards the center. To remove any cleaning residues, thoroughly rinse the area with cool water and cloth. If the results were not satisfactory, consider a different method, but first make sure the area is dry.
Dry Cleaning Solvent to Remove Upholstery Stains
Make certain to following the manufacturer’s directions printed on the label if you opt to use a commercially packaged dry-cleaning solvent. Because scrubbing or rubbing out stains can actually push the stain deeper or our wider, it is important to blot the stain. Ensure the area is completely dry before attempting a different method if the dry-cleaning solvent was unsuccessful at pulling the stain.
Hydrogen Peroxide to Remove Stains on Upholstered Furniture
Apply a few drops of the peroxide to the area from a dropper with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Blot stain until it disappears. Once done, thoroughly rinse and dry the area. Use only with caution and after a patch test since a peroxide has a tendency to lighten colors and can lighten the coloring of your upholstery. Be sure the area well dry in the event you need to try a different method.
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Removing unknown stains from the various fabrics in upholstery can be a challenge as previously mentioned. Consider a professional to spare any negative results. With our expertise, premium quality products, and equipment, call D&M Carpet Cleaning’s well trained and experienced in expert, for removing unknown stains from upholstery, carpet and rugs successfully.