To clean a suede sofa, brush the fabric to remove most of the dirt and grime, and then remove any stains with a suede stone or with a vinegar and water mix for tougher stains. After cleaning, protect the suede from future staining with a professional suede protector spray.Continue Reading
Use a nylon-bristled brush to remove any light buildup of dirt and grime from the sofa's surface. Brush in a single direction toward the edge of the sofa to avoid spreading the dirt, and use light pressure while brushing to keep from damaging the fabric itself.
Lightly rub a rubber suede stone over any persistent stains to remove them. Use a circular motion with the stone, then brush the area clean to get rid of residue.
Create a cleaning mix of equal parts vinegar and water in a small bucket. Test the cleanser in an out-of-the-way spot to make certain that it does not discolor the suede. If the test does not alter the color, then dab any remaining stains on the suede with a white cloth dampened by the cleaning mix. Use light pressure with the cloth to dab away the stain, and consistently change the portion of cloth used to avoid reapplying the stain to the sofa.
Spray the entire suede surface with a professional suede protector to prevent future stains from forming and to make future cleaning easier. Avoid using sprays that contain silicone.
Natural methods for removing ink stains from fabric include applying rubbing alcohol, lemon juice, vinegar, cornstarch, cream of tartar and milk, suggests Reader's Digest. If the ink is still wet, it suggests covering the ink in salt, dabbing it with a wet cloth, and repeating several times if necessary.Full Answer >
To remove grass stains from jeans, pretreat the fabric with a vinegar mixture, allow the solution to sit, scrub the stain and launder using an enzyme detergent. The process takes about 15 minutes longer than the normal wash and dry cycles.Full Answer >
Remove set coffee stains from fabric by blotting with undiluted white vinegar before washing as normal. Check the garment for complete removal before drying, which can further set the stain. If necessary, soak the garment in a solution of oxygen bleach, and launder again using detergent and more oxygen bleach.Full Answer >
If the fabric is stained with tomato juice, soak the stain with vinegar. Wait a while, and then wash it. Use the same procedure to remove grease and sugar-based stains.Full Answer >