Sure, everyone loves to spend their free time lying down on a sofa, watching television, but no one would want to sit on a dirt-laden and stained sofa. This is exactly why you should learn how to remove stains from a sofa so you can continue to spend your lay time on sofas without ugly stains ruining your experience.
1.Vacuuming the sofa:
You should start with vacuuming your sofa. Thoroughly vacuum all the sofa, especially the spots where dirt and other debris are likely to accumulate. Remove the cushions and vacuum them too.
2.Cleaning the wood and metal parts:
Use a solution of liquid dishwasher and warm water to clean the wood and metal parts of the sofa, such as the sofa feet.
3.Checking the care label:
Before you start cleaning your sofa, you must check the care label to determine what type of cleaning method you can use safely on your sofa.
- W means that it is safe to clean with water or water bases solutions
- S means that using water or water-based solutions is not feasible. Only solvent-based cleaners can be used.
- WS shows that the sofa can be cleaned with either water or solvent-based cleaner
- X means that the sofa cannot be cleaned with either water or solvent-based cleaners and can only be vacuumed.
4.Removing the stains:
For removing the stains from the sofa, you can use commercial cleaning solutions, but they are expensive and harmful. Or else you can make a cleaning solution at home with simple materials. Below are given 3 different solutions for 3 different types of sofas.
- For fabric sofas, mix three fourth cups of water, one-fourth cup of vinegar, and one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid. Put this solution in a sprayer. Spray the stained areas with this solution. Now, clean with a soft cloth until the stain starts to disappear. Use a moistened cloth to clean the solution from the sofa and then dry it with a towel.
- For synthetic sofas, mix half a cup of vinegar with 1 cup of warm water and half a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid. Put this solution in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the stained spot and scrub the area with a cloth until the stain is completely gone.
- For the leather sofa, mix half a cup of olive oil with one-fourth cup of vinegar and put the mixture in a sprayer. Spray this mixture on the sofa and use a cloth to wipe off the stains from the sofa.
5.Letting the sofa dry:
Lastly, you need to clean the sofa for which you may use a towel. After that, let the sofa air-dry before using it.
Following the above-mentioned methods, you would not need to buy any expensive and dangerous chemicals. Most of the materials required are inexpensive and easily available, making your work quite easy.