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How to Remove Stains from Couch Cushions

Are you a couch potato?


Sitting on a couch and binge-watching your favorite show with a bowl of chips gives you the ultimate pack of entertainment. But, as we know, spill accidents happen majorly on the couch. And it is only a matter of time before your cushions suffer from drinks and its spills. 



And, obviously, who would like to slough on a dirty couch. So, let’s look at how to counter attack those nasty stains- 



Press. Don’t rub



Before applying any DIY method to the fabric, know the type of material and find out what caused the stain. Once you understand this, apply your solution only as a part of spot testing. Do not scrub or rub over the stain. 



It will wear off your cushion cover. Instead, gently press or dab the solution with an absorbent towel and soak up as much as you can. You can also look for a professional couch cleaning service for deep cleaning of couch cushions.



Removing stubborn stains from the couch cushions 



Are your stains of the stubborn variety?



You can either thoroughly wash the material or use a steam cleaner to lift the stains from the couch cushions. All you need to do is remove the cushion cover and soak it in a laundry tub. 



In case of machine wash, read the label on the inside of the cover. Determine the type of material of the couch and choose the right solution that suits the material.  The best case scenario would be hand washing the couch cushion. 



For fabric upholstery:



Do you want to remove stains from the fabric couch cushion?



Prepare a mixture of ¼ cup of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and ¾ cup of warm water. Pour it into the spray bottle. Spray it onto the soiled area and scrub off with a soft cloth till the stain remains. Now take another clean cloth and dip and rinse into the freshwater. Dap gently on the cushion and dry it with a towel.



For Leather based couch cushions



For lifting the stains from the leather-based couch cushion, prepare a mixture of ¼ cup of vinegar, and ½ cup of olive oil. Shake it well. Put it into the spray bottle and buff it with a soft and clean cloth. Leave it for at most 10 minutes. Let the solution soak up the stain from the leather couch. 



For synthetic upholstery:



If you want to remove stains from synthetic couch cushions, prepare a mixture of 1 cup of warm water, ½ cup of vinegar, and ½ tablespoon of liquid soap. Put it into the spray bottle and gently scrub off until the stain is gone. 



How to remove stains of urine from couch cushions? 



If you have a pet at your home, it is natural to have stains of pet urine on the couch cushion. The best you can do is remove the cover and put it into the washing machine. 



Also, if the cushion covers are non-removable, then prepare a mixture of ¾ of water and ¼ of white vinegar. Apply them onto the stains as required. 



Now, leave it for at most 10 minutes. It will soak up all the smell and greasy stains. Now, sprinkle a pinch of baking soda and use a vacuum cleaner to deep clean the stains of pet urine from the couch cushion. 



How to remove rigid coffee stains from couch cushions?



Coffee stains happen and are inevitable in a living room. You may invest in dark or black color cushion covers so that stains will be less visible. 



However, if you ever got rigid coffee stains on your couch cushions, use a paper towel to blot the stain. Try to remove as much excess liquid as possible. But, make sure not to scrub over the stains. This will worsen the quality of your couch cushion. 



If your cushions are machine washable, wash the covers in cold water. 



The Final Words:



Stains happen. And you can do nothing beyond cleaning. Above mentioned are some of the commonly followed techniques for removing stains from couch cushions. Apply these techniques with a patch test and enjoy a clean and spotless cushion while binge watching.  



You can hire Seaside Carpet Cleaning, a professional upholstery cleaner in Oceanside, CA for removing rigid stains and spots even from hidden corners. Give us a call at 760-439-3989 to schedule a service today!