How to Clean Stains on Sofa Quickly with Easy Home Supplies

Stains from those spilled foods and drinks can instantly turn your sofa into an ugly seating spot that destroys the overall look of your beautiful living room. In a lot of cases, the stains can also create unpleasant smells that make things worse.

How to Clean Stains

You surely need to get rid of them as soon as possible before those stains create more problems. Luckily, you can do the job all by yourself using easy home supplies.

Our Guide on How to Clean Stains will show you the easy steps to get the job done in no time.

How to Clean Stains on Sofa Fabric

Prepare these supplies:

  • 1 tsp warm water
  • 1 tsp washing-up liquid
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Rubber gloves (optional)

Follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a small bowl or container and mix all of the materials. You may want to wear rubber gloves as the mixture of baking soda and vinegar will react differently when it touches your skin.
  2. Apply the baking soda mixture to the stains that you see on the sofa, and let it sit for around 10 minutes.
  3. Rub the dried baking soda paste by using a clean cloth gently until you are sure that the stain is all gone.

Once you have cleaned the stains sofa, you may find that the smell doesn’t go away with them. That’s when you need to do an additional job to remove the smell.

How to Remove Smell on Sofa Fabric

Prepare these supplies:

  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum with a brush attachment

Follow these steps:

  1. Clean all the crumbs that you see on the sofa.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda onto the entire surface of the sofa and let it sit for around 20 minutes.
  3. Vacuum the sofa when the time is up.

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General Precautions

  • No matter how hard the stains are to get rid of, never include bleach as your DIY cleaning agent since it may seriously damage the fabric.
  • It would be a wise idea to test the cleaning solution on the hidden area of your sofa before applying it directly to its visible surface. It’s to ensure that the cleaning solution is safe enough when it makes contact with the fabric material.
  • Avoid using much fluid when it comes to cleaning fabric sofa. Too much fluid will just spread the stains and even damage it.
  • Make sure that the sofa is thoroughly dry before you use it after the cleaning steps. You can use thick layers of tissue or a thick towel to dry it up. Alternatively, you can sprinkle baking soda on a wet area of the fabric, leave it overnight to absorb the water, and vacuum the residue the next morning.
  • If the stains are quite severe and you are not sure if you can clean them all by yourself, it would be better to contact a pro who can handle the job properly. Don’t let the stains sit for a long time or it would be much more difficult or even impossible to remove them.

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