4 Hardest Upholstery Stains to Remove

Sep 8, 2023 | Upholstery Cleaning

woman cleaning stain off couch

Upholstery is one of the most difficult-to-clean items in your home. This often discourages people from properly cleaning their furniture. Cleaning gets even more challenging when stains are involved. DIY methods can make stains worse and even damage your furniture.

If you are having trouble removing a stubborn stain from your sofa, armchair, or loveseat, it may be best to seek the help of an experienced upholstery cleaning professional. They can renew the appearance of your furnishings and get rid of any unsightly stains. This is especially true when dealing with these four common, hard-to-remove stains. 

Chocolate

Chocolate stains, especially melted chocolate or hot cocoa, can be a major issue on upholstery. The dark color of chocolate can easily show up on lighter fabrics, and the combination of protein, fat, and sugar in chocolate can make it difficult to remove with water alone. However, Chem-Dry has a range of stain removal products that can effectively lift away chocolate stains. Enjoy your treats without worrying about making a mess on your couch, and know if you do, just call On The Spot Chem-Dry.

Blood

If you have kids who are prone to scrapes and bruises, or if you are just accident-prone yourself, you may have to deal with blood stains on your upholstery. Blood is one of the most difficult stains to remove from fabric due it the proteins in the blood and its bright color. However, our experienced team knows how to effectively tackle this type of stain. Just worry about taking care of the injury and leave the stain to us. 

Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce stains can be especially challenging to remove due to the combination of the vibrant red color and the oil or grease that is often present. These stains can be difficult to get rid of, but you shouldn’t let the fear of a spill keep you or your kids from enjoying your favorite Italian dishes. If you do have a tomato sauce accident on your upholstery, don’t worry – our team is here to help. 

Red Wine

Red wine is notorious for causing stains. If you enjoy a glass of wine at home or host dinner parties, you don’t have to worry about red wine spilling and leaving a stain on your furniture or upholstery. Chem-Dry has years of experience helping homeowners remove red wine stains from their chairs and other upholstery. And no, contrary to popular belief we don’t just pour white wine on the stain. Our specialty cleaning solution breaks down and removes the stain at the source to remove it for good. 

Avoid Further Damage By Calling Our Upholstery Cleaning Team

When a stain occurs on your upholstery, it can be tempting to try and remove it yourself by rubbing, scrubbing, or using a variety of cleaning products. However, this can often do more harm than good. Rubbing a stained area can actually push the pigment deeper into the fibers, making the stain more difficult to remove. Using the wrong product or method can also degrade the fabric and make the stain worse. Instead of trying to remove the stain yourself, it is best to leave it in the hands of our experts. We have the knowledge and experience to safely and effectively remove stains from various types of fabrics.

In addition to professional stain removal, we also offer upholstery protectant services. This proactive approach creates a protective barrier around the fibers of your upholstery, giving you more time to absorb any spills before they can cause a stain.

 

Leave upholstery stains to the experts at On The Spot Chem-Dry! Call  707-795-3209 or text 415-584-9000 today to speak to a stain removal expert in Santa Rosa

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