How to Remove a Stain from White Sofa

white sofa cleaningWhite sofas are great. They give you the feel of simplicity and are a great addition to any room. But they come with a great flaw. Stains can get on the easy, and are more obvious than on any other material.

Act quick

If the stain is fresh always act quickly. Grab some paper towels or baby wet wipes and blot the stain fast. Wet wipes are a great solution to many problems as they are designed to work on baby skin. That makes them harmless to most materials and ideal for quick cleans of furniture.

Never rub a stain as it may spread even further or you can also damage the fibers.

Never use bleach on white furniture. That can destroy the fabrics of the furniture and its color as well.

When buying an upholstery cleaning product first check the label and determine if it’s going to be safe to use it on white furniture. This is usually indicated on the label itself. So there is little to no chance of mistaking it if you pay enough attention.

Old stains

Before you start cleaning stains with any kind of detergents, make sure to test it out first. Do that on a small non-visible spot on the couch. That way if there is any trouble you can be sure that it will not be visible at all.

Begin by vacuuming the sofa. This way you will remove any dirt and dust that may interfere later with the cleaning.

Get your hands on a lint roller and use it to remove any surface crumbs, pet hair or blanket fuzz.

Mix some baking soda with some club soda to make a paste. While using a clean cloth put the paste on stain itself. Give it some time to dry out and with the vacuum suck it out from the sofa. Or you can use a toothbrush to remove the stain. But make sure to be gentle while doing so. Being too harsh may damage the fabric and ruin the sofa.

Recipe for Home made Sofa Cleaning Solution
Fill a spray bottle with ½ hydrogen peroxide and ½ water. Then spray over the stain with the mix. After waiting for the solution to stay on the stain for some minutes blot with a cleaning cloth. If you rub the stain you may risk spreading the stain even further. Repeat the process until the entire stain is completely removed.

Author: Pippa Clark

You know Monica from Friends who used to clean the big vacuum cleaner with a little one? Well, I'm like her. And, I'm going to share some helpful cleaning tricks and tips with you.

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