DIY Hacks to Handle Common Couch Stains

The sofa is a common victim of stains. To help you handle and remove stains from your couch, in this blog, we will share some methods of upholstery cleaning in Melbourne. You will learn to handle common sofa stains. You can also apply these cleaning methods to deal with similar stains on other upholstered furniture.

1. Oil

Body oil can cause stains of oil. Follow these steps suggested by a company offering sofa cleaning services.
  • Take a spoon to scrap excess oil from the surface.
  • Generously sprinkle corn starch on the stained area. Leave it to work for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Brush it off
If you still see the stain, follow these steps:
  • Take a clean toothbrush with soft bristle. Pour liquid dish soap on it.
  • Rub it from the edges to the centre of the stain.
  • Take a clean cloth and damp it in clean water.
  • Blot the area to remove remaining soap.
  • Let it dry completely. To reduce drying time, you can use fans.

2. Nail Paint

  • Scrape off the dried nail paint using a spoon or a butter knife. Be gentle to ensure you do not damage the fabric in this first step of upholstery cleaning in Melbourne.
  • In some water, add four drops of nail paint remover. Damp a clean cloth in it.
  • Blot the stained area with the damped cloth. Do not rub it, just blot it else it may damage the fabric.
  • The above process will fade out nail paint stain. In the last step, damp cloth in dry cleaning solvent.
  • Dab the affected area to remove remaining traces of nail paint.

3. Pet Urine

  • Take paper towels to absorb pet urine as much as you can. If it is already dried out, take a damp cloth and blot it to remove as much moisture as you can.
  • Mix white vinegar and water in equal portion. As per the recommendation of sofa cleaning service provider companies, add some drops of essential oil if you want to deodorize your couch.
  • Damp a clean cloth in the cleaning solution. Gently scrub and wipe the stains for two to three minutes or until the stain starts disappearing.
  • Sprinkle baking soda on the affected area and let it sit for one to two hours.
  • Brush off the baking soda.
Even after cleaning, if you see stains or experience odour, then call the experts of upholstery cleaning in Melbourne.

4. Food Stains

  • The first step is to remove food from the couch with paper towels. Absorb the oil after removing food with some more paper towels.
  • Mix liquid detergent into the water. Make a soapy solution for effective results.
  • Damp a microfiber cloth into the cleaning solution.
  • Gently scrub the area with the damped microfiber.
  • Take some paper towel to wipe off the moisture. If stain is still there, repeat the process of cleaning with a damped microfiber and taking of moisture with paper towels.
  • In the end, remove soap with a clean damped towel and let the affected area dry out.


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