Furnishings are an essential part of any home, but they are also prone to stains and spills. Whether it’s a stubborn red wine stain on your favorite sofa or coffee spills on your chair, it can be frustrating to deal with these stains. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. So let’s get started!
Identify the stain
Before you begin the cleaning process, it’s important to identify the stain. Different stains require different cleaning methods, and using the wrong cleaning method can make the stain worse. For example, you wouldn’t use the same cleaning method for a coffee stain as you would for a grease stain.
The key to removing stains from furnishings is to act fast. The longer the stain sits, the harder it is to remove. So as soon as you notice a stain, try to clean it up as quickly as possible.
Blot the Stain
The first step in removing a stain is to blot it with a clean cloth or paper towel. Avoid rubbing the stain as this can push the stain deeper into the fabric. Instead, gently blot the stain until you’ve removed as much of the excess liquid as possible.
Use the right cleaning method
As we mentioned earlier, different stains require different cleaning methods. Here are some common stain types and how to remove them
1. Coffee and tea stains: Mix white vinegar and water and blot the stain with a clean cloth. 2. Grease and oil stains: Apply baking soda or cornstarch to the stain and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before vacuuming it up.
Repeat the process until the stain is gone.
3. Red wine stains: Blot the stain with a clean cloth, then mix a solution of dish soap and hydrogen peroxide and apply it to the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before blotting it with a clean cloth.
4. Ink stains: Apply rubbing alcohol to a clean cloth and gently blot the stain until it’s gone.
Test the cleaning method
Before you begin the cleaning process, it’s important to test the cleaning method on a small, inconspicuous area of the fabric to ensure it doesn’t cause any damage. Stains on furnishings can be frustrating, but with the right cleaning methods, they can be removed. Remember to act fast, identify the stain, use the right cleaning method, and test the cleaning method on a small area before proceeding. And if you’re unsure about how to remove the stain, don’t hesitate to hire a professional. With these tips in mind, you can keep your furnishings looking clean and fresh for years.