Sofa Stain Removal

The Best Way to Remove Stains From Your Sofa

In a busy family home with children and pets, it is quite likely that at some point your sofa will bear some stains and signs of wear and tear.

Stains on the carpet are easy to remove with a carpet cleaner, and cushions and curtains can be washed.

Unless you have removable covers on your sofa, removing stains can be a little trickier.

Even if there are no unsightly stains, your sofa sees a lot of action including meals in front of the TV, duvet days when you are sick and pets and kids climbing and sleeping on them.

To remove stains from your sofa, the first thing to do is to vacuum the sofa or brush any excess dirt and dust off with a stiff brush. This prevents extra dirt from being rubbed into the upholstery whilst cleaning.

If the stain is still visible, then a harsher solution may be needed. In order to ensure you use the correct type of solution for your sofa fabric, it is best to check the label to identify whether water-based cleaners or solvents are recommended.

As you would with any other chemical application it is always best to do a small ‘patch’ test first. Apply a small amount of the cleaner to a piece of the upholstery where it won’t be seen in order to check it won’t fade or damage the fabric.

Of course, the easiest option would be to hire a professional upholstery cleaner like the team at 4Cleaner Carpets.