Here are some tips to remove those pesky spots and stains and make your furniture look brand-new again. Remember, always buy furniture from a quality furniture shop such as Boyles Furniture and Rugs, should you need to consult customer service on this matter, you can be assured it is possible with their good after services.
Here’s What You Need
• A clean white cloth
• Dish-washing liquid and baking soda or cornstarch
• Rubbing alcohol
• A vacuum cleaner, preferably a portable one for ease of use
• A dry-cleaning solvent
First, depending on the stain, you would only need some of the items from above. Read on to find out which stain applies to you, and perform the exact steps recommended.
For All Stains
Always dab the stain with a clean white cloth as fast as you can, for it is easier to remove stains before it is embedded into the material. Never rub stains as well, for this causes the stain to be further embedded into the material making it harder to remove.
Check The Proper Cleaning Method For Your Furniture
For all furniture, there will be a label attached to the furniture which explains the method of cleaning which should be used on that particular furniture. Below are the common instructions which you would find:
• W means it is all right to use a water-based cleaning detergent
• S means the furniture should be clean with a dry-based detergent
• SW means it is okay to use either water-based or dry-based
• X means the furniture should be cleaned by a professional
As a good tip, never wash slipcovers, as it could potentially shrink and become unusable. Also, before applying any product, always test the product on an inconspicuous area of the furniture such as the fabric underneath the furniture.
For Most Food and Beverage Stains
Mix together a tablespoon of dish-washing liquid together with 2 cups of cold water and dab the resultant mixture onto the stain. Keep dabbing until the stain is completely removed.
For Berry Stains
This is tougher to get out than most stains. However it is still possible, what you need to do is mix together 1 tablespoon of vinegar and half a cup of rubbing alcohol together with a quarter cup of cold water. Repeat steps above, and dab until the stain is gone.
For Oil Based Stains
This includes oily food, fried food, oil bases as well as butter and margarine. Sprinkle some
baking soda or cornstarch onto the stain and let it be for 10 to 15 minutes. Vacuum dry the stain afterwards, then apply a dry-cleaning solvent onto the stain with a clean white cloth until the liquid is absorbed. Apply more solvent as needed.
These methods should be able to remove most stains. As a tip, always make sure you buy
furniture from a reputable furniture company, such as Boyles Furniture and Rugs. This ensures you get good quality products, as well as good after service from the company.