When we have no clue as to the origin story, there are often times when we get surprised by a stain on the upholstery. Knowing what the stains consists of is half the battle when dealing with stains. You can ruin the color, or worse, damage the upholstery itself. Upholstery can be a temperamental thing, and if a treatment is improperly conducted it can mar the beauty. There are a few safer methods you can try where it can be a gamble to treat the unknown stains on your upholstery, though there are no guarantees when using a home remedy or upholstery cleaner. Today, we at Steam Masters would like to share a few methods, and to stress how extremely important you perform a patch test before application in an inconspicuous area.
Can You Use Ammonia to Clean Couch?
Combine 2 cups of cool water, 1 TBS dish washing liquid and 1 TBS ammonia in your choice of cleaning bucket or spray bottle. With a clean damp cloth, apply solution by sponging it on. Occasionally use circular patterns in a gentle rubbing fashion if the stain is resistant and needs to be slightly agitated work at the stain by blotting at the spot with moderate pressure. To remove any cleaning residues, thoroughly rinse the area with cool water and cloth. Especially prior to trying a different method if the results were not satisfactory, ensure thorough dryness.
What is a Dry Cleaning Solvent for Upholstery?
Make certain to following the manufacturer’s directions printed on the label if you opt to use a commercially packaged dry cleaning solvent. As scrubbing or rubbing out stains can actually push the stain deeper or our wider, use blotting motions to remove stains. Ensure the area is completely dry before attempting a different method if the dry-cleaning solvent was unsuccessful art pulling the stain.
Is Hydrogen Peroxide Safe on Upholstery?
Apply a few drops of the peroxide to the area in question by filling an eye dropper with 3% hydrogen peroxide and blot stains. Thoroughly rinse and dry the area if stain remains. Use only with caution and after a patch test, please note that peroxide has a tendency to lighten colors and can lighten the coloring of your upholstery if you use this method.
Can I Use Vinegar to Clean My Couch?
In your choice of spray bottle or cleaning bucket, combine 2 cups of cool water, 1 TBS dish washing liquid and 1 TBS vinegar. You do not the area to be over saturated, apply the mixture sparingly, but adequately and let it to sit. On the blemished area, gently rub in circular patterns with a cotton ball dampened with some rubbing alcohol. To carefully rinse solution away the solution, use a clean cloth and cool water. Ensure the areas is completely dry if stain persists and before trying any other methods.
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Removing unknown stains from the various fabrics in upholstery can be a challenge, as previously mentioned. Consider a professional to spare any negative results. With our expertise, premium quality products, and equipment, removing unknown stains successfully is not a problem with the well-trained and experienced professionals of Steam Masters. Call us today!