So...you've just spilled something on your sofa! With panic, you get a wet cloth and start dabbing, blotting, rubbing your sofa, and the stain is not going away! Even worse, it looks like it's getting bigger! What do you do now? Throw the whole sofa away? Cover it up and pretend it never happened? Live with the unbearable stain? Or you can learn how to remedy the stain, naturally and efficiently using these tips.
1 - Create a natural mixture using three tablespoons baking powder and one tablespoon club soda.-Grab A towel/cloth and rub the mixture over the stain you should see the stain starting to come off. -let it sit for a little while (a minute or two)- Then wet a cloth, drain the excess and wipe down the sofa
2 - On a microfibre sofa, which is said to be the easiest sofa to remove stains from, go for baby wipes, yes, baby wipes. Wipe the stained area until the stain starts to loosen.
3 - On a suede sofa, using some denatured alcohol and letting it sit would be a good option. Tip: remember every couch responds differently, so test a hidden area first before you do the whole sofa to prevent discoloration. -Yes, there is a difference between microfiber and micro-suede, and they respond differently to treatment
4 - A cotton sofa can be cleaned if the fabric is removeable and can be thrown into the washing machine, a definite bonus of this material. Try to avoid the dryer, as the fabric may shrink in the process. You'll have a clean slipcover, but it won't do what it was intended to do.
If you don't want to machine wash, you can also use dish washing detergent and water. Make sure the water is not very soapy and wipe down your sofa to remove the stain. After you have done this, grab a fresh cloth with warm water and re-wipe the area.
5 - PEE STAINS, YES, PEE STAINS
Oops, your furry friend just went pee all over your sofa. What now? Leave it to dry and pretend to company....and yourself that you're not laying or sitting in pee? No, thank goodness, just a little vinegar, and water gets this stain and smell out of your sofa. You can also sprinkle some baking soda on the spot to take care of the smell as well. Be use to clean it up after.
6 - Doing homework on your sofa, balancing the books, whatever it is... and the ink from your pen leaks onto your couch. You think your sofa is ruined forever. We all remember "Ink does not come out!" How do you get ink out?! Before you throw out your couch, resent it, etc. use this natural stain remover tip.
TIP: Remember, never rub in an ink stain, it will only make it worse! Always blot.
- Step 1: Spray hairspray onto a towel and then blot the stain, redo this with a dry cloth
- Step 2: Next, using a clean towel add isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Blot the ink stain and then dry with a towel
- Step3: Then use a clean cloth and apply nail polish remover to the stain (please test sofa area first)
- Remove dirt/dust with a lint roller
- You can buy ink stain remover such as Carbona/Afta to clean the stain
- Vacuum furniture is also an excellent option for removing dust/dirt
- Scotch guarding your sofa is also another good option. This allows for easier cleaning.