Cleaning Upholstery: Red Wine Spills and Coffee Stains
Upholstery is not easy to clean, however, if you want to keep your couch or sectional sofa clean and allergen-free you simply have to do it. That’s why today I am going to share few simple and useful tips on how to clean your upholstery and make it look like new again.
First off, vacuum your upholstery once a week to pick up dust and pet hair that settles at night while you’re sleeping. Of course, regardless of how fastidious you are I would still recommend a professional steam cleaning two times a year.
What do you when a coffee stain or a red wine spill happens? Here are of my favorite DIY eco-friendly cleaners you can use.
- Everyone who follows my blog knows that I use baking soda a lot. It’s cheap, environment-friendly and good for all sorts of stains and surfaces. When it comes to red wine stains, the key is to act immediately. Use a paper towel and blot up the liquid by pressing straight down on the upholstery. Once that’s done it’s time for the most important step. Mix a teaspoon of detergent (pretty much any dish detergent will do the trick) with a cup of baking soda. Gently blot it on the stain and dry off with a towel.
- For stubborn coffee stains, I recommend combining a tablespoon of liquid detergent for hand washing with a couple of cups of cold water and blotting that on the spot. Continue blotting stained area until the stain disappears completely.