Water stains turn beautiful couches into eyesores. However, by acting quickly and using the proper stain remover, you can restore your couch to its unstained glory.Continue Reading
Stains are much more difficult to get out once they have set, so if you spill water, get to work immediately. Saving the chore for later makes getting rid of the stain much more difficult, if not impossible.
It may be tempting to use more water to spread and dilute the stain or to soak the cushions in a cleaner, but doing this makes the stain worse. Targeted cleaning with a damp cloth is more effective.
If you have a microfiber couch, use a baby wipe. For leather and suede, you may need to purchase a specialty cleaner. For other types of couches, try a 3:1 ratio of baking powder to club soda or denatured alcohol; just make sure to test it on a small patch first.
Dry the couch quickly after cleaning it. Turn on a fan if you have one, or you can even use a hair dryer on certain spots that are wetter than others.
Use a steam cleaner with an upholstery extension covered by a clean cloth to clean couches, while deodorizing and sanitizing them in the process. No additional chemicals are needed to clean with steam.Full Answer >
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Dogs commonly lick couches when there are crumbs or other enticing smells. If the persistent licking continues without these things present, the cause is usually a response to an obsessive/compulsive behavior.Full Answer >
Clean white leather couches by vacuuming the couch, cleaning with a soap solution, rinsing the area, drying and buffing. Always read the label on the couch for special cleaning instructions.Full Answer >