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The Best Ways to Remove Stubborn Stains from Upholstery

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Upholstery can add style and comfort to any room in your home. However, over time, it is inevitable that stains will occur. Whether it’s from spilled drinks, food mishaps, or pet accidents, dealing with stubborn stains on upholstery can be a headache. Fortunately, there are several effective methods you can use to remove these stains and restore your upholstery to its original beauty.

One of the best ways to remove stubborn stains from upholstery is to act quickly. The longer a stain sits, the harder it will be to remove. As soon as a spill occurs, grab a clean cloth and blot the stain to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing the stain, as this can cause it to spread and set in deeper.

For water-soluble stains such as those from coffee, tea, or juice, mix a solution of water and mild detergent. Dampen a clean cloth with the solution and blot the stain, working from the outside in to avoid spreading it. Rinse the cloth with clean water and continue blotting until the stain is removed. Finally, blot the area with a dry cloth to absorb any excess moisture.

For oil-based stains such as grease or lipstick, sprinkle baking soda or cornstarch onto the stain and let it sit for several hours to absorb the oil. Use a soft brush to gently scrub the powder into the stain, then vacuum it up. If the stain persists, mix a solution of one part white vinegar to two parts water and apply it to the stain. Blot with a clean cloth until the stain is removed.

For tougher stains such as ink or blood, apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol to a clean cloth and dab the stain, being careful not to saturate the fabric. You can also try using a paste made from equal parts water and baking soda to gently scrub the stain. Rinse the area with clean water and blot dry.

It’s important to test any cleaning solution on a hidden area of the upholstery before applying it to the stain to ensure it won’t cause damage. Additionally, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning your specific type of upholstery.

If you’re dealing with particularly stubborn stains or if you don’t have the time or expertise to tackle them yourself, consider hiring a professional upholstery cleaning service such as Fönsterputs Eslöv. Professional cleaners have the knowledge and equipment to effectively remove even the toughest stains from upholstery without causing damage. By following these tips and enlisting the help of professionals when needed, you can keep your upholstery looking clean and fresh for years to come.

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