Monday, 17 October 2011

How to Clean Fruit Stains from Upholstery

Cleaning the upholstery on regular basis is something normal and it is not difficult at all, if there are no damages or spills to take care of. But in case your children dropped a piece of fruit or just spilled some fruit juice, then you have to make more efforts, because stains made by any type of fruits are really stubborn and resistant.

Let's look at the steps that we need to take for the successful stain removal process. It is really important to act fast and efficiently, using a cloth to blot the spill as it happens. After blotting, remove the debris left from the fruit if there are any. Important part of the upholstery cleaning is to remember that you don't have to rub.

Make sure all of the spilled liquid was absorbed and make a solution to use for the cleaning. Use warm water and a cleaning detergent with balanced pH. When cleaning spills from the upholstery, it is recommended that you should not use bleach or anything that contains it. Thus you can permanently damage the fabric or even help the spot settle forever.

When you are done with the solution, you can blot the damaged area with vinegar. It is going to remove any colouring of the fabric which might be left. The vinegar also works as a rinsing agent but you still have to blot the stain with a clean cloth and warm water to remove any detergents from the couch or the armchair.

What is essential not to forget while dealing with the upholstery cleaning is that you have to find out what caused the stain first. Once when you know what type of spill you have to handle, you will easily find the solution that can help you remove it.


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