Should stains appear on one of your fabric furniture, it is important that you start removing them immediately, in order to achieve the best result. It requires quite a few repetitions, so plenty of time must be set aside for it.
Remove coffee, tea and red wine
For thin liquids, such as coffee tea, red wine, etc., you should use clean, lint-free, non-staining cloths, lukewarm distilled water or sparkling water, and mild non-staining washing-up liquid.
Avoid using other stain removers unless you get professional help.
Always try to treat the stain immediately. We recommend a quick action, as it gives the best result. If the stain has dried in, you must start by vacuuming the entire surface very thoroughly. To avoid shields, the entire seating surface should be treated. IMPORTANT: you need to devote plenty of time to the process for a good result.
STEP BY STEP:
- Dab up the liquid with a dry, lint-free cloth
- Dip the stain and the rest of the surface with sparkling water or distilled water to avoid limescale from water
- Use a drop of colorless washing-up liquid or soap suds from washing-up liquid mixed with sparkling water or distilled water
- Gently dab the soap into the fabric on and around the stain. You must treat the entire seating surface to avoid streaks.
- Do not rub on the fabric! It must be dabbed.
- Leave the soap on for a few minutes or an hour before removing if the stain is stubborn
- Dab with clean cloths soaked in sparkling water or distilled water, until the soap is gone - the stain is processed from the outer edge towards the center - rinse the cloth continuously to remove soap residue and discoloration from the stain. Remember to treat the entire seating surface.
- Finally, dab with a dry, lint-free cloth
- A hair dryer with cold air can be used at the end to speed up the drying process, but it is not essential
- Repeat if necessary. the treatment several times
- Do not use the sofa or chair until the surface is completely dry!
Any stains after stain removal can be caused by dust from the sofa, dirt from the water or limescale in the water. You avoid this by vacuuming your sofa often. When you use clean, low-calcium water or sparkling water, and change it several times while removing stains, you will also avoid stains. You can also treat the entire seating surface to avoid messes on your sofa. If your stains are very stubborn, you can sprinkle potato flour over the wet stain, let it sit for 3 days and vacuum it up thoroughly. If there is still a stain, you can dab with soap suds from mild washing-up liquid without color and/or a little sparkling water. Repeat if necessary. the process with washing-up liquid. Remember to treat the entire seating surface.
Remove ketchup, jam and sauce
For viscous foods, such as ketchup, jams and sauces, start by scraping up as much as possible with a dull knife or spatula before moving on. If the stain is dry, the sofa must be vacuumed first. After that, you must treat the stains in the same way as for thin liquids.
Please note that these tips are for guidance only. Many stains require a special treatment and technique. We therefore recommend always contacting a professional furniture cleaning company before starting the stain removal.