Home Remedies to Effectively Remove Upholstery Stains

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An upholstered furniture in its pristine condition feels great to have especially when you spent quite a fortune to have one that suits your personal style. However, if you live in a household with pets or children, stains and spillages are inevitable. As frustrating as that can be, you don't have to go out of your way and spend more just to have your sofas or chairs cleaned as long as you are aware on how to deal with the mess and tend to it quickly. The longer the stains are left unattended, the more difficult they will be to remove.

Before seeking out assistance from professional cleaners, here are a few home remedies you could easily whip to reclaim your furniture and conquer unruly stains:

1. Vinegar solution
One of the best and easiest ways to remove odour and stains on your upholstery is by utilising a white vinegar solution. Combine a cup of white vinegar and a cup of water in a spray bottle and spritz the areas with stains. Since vinegar's mild nature will not harm upholstery, gently rub the sprayed area with a clean cloth. When you are satisfied with the result, rinse the area by blotting it with a new clean damp cloth.

2. Baking soda
Mix some baking soda with water into a bowl and stir them together to form a paste. Apply it on the affected spot and leave to dry for a few hours before vacuuming it off. This home remedy is an effective solution for coffee and wine spillage.

3. Dish soap
Apply a water and dish soap mixture to the stained areas of the upholstery and carefully scrub with a brush. Using a spatula, remove the foam and wipe away remaining traces with a clean, damp cloth.

4. Carbonated water
Instead of using plain water to clean or rinse stains, try carbonated water as it is pH neutral and odourless. This means that it will work better on stains such as wine or blood spillage. Be sure to use a hair dryer to prevent watermark from forming.

But if your furniture are beyond saving and you want to have a new set of upholsteries to spruce up your home, South West Upholstery can provide you with the best products and service. With 18 years of experience in the industry, South West Upholstery has grown to become the most recognised upholstery business in Bristol for delivering unrelenting quality and service. We offer a wide range of upholstery, re-upholstery and soft furnishing services whilst committing to our every client's requirements and needs. We'd love to hear from you! Give us a call on 0117 370 2745 or email us at sales@swupholstery.co.uk for more information.