Stains on sofa or carpet: remove with household products
Advice on removing stainsBy keeping some (general) advice in mind, stains in the carpet or sofa can easily be removed in many cases. Depending on the material - fabric or leather - different recommendations apply.
Stains on carpet or couch (dust)
- The main rule for a fabric sofa or carpet is that it should never be rubbed. Only dabbing the stain is recommended.
- The sofa or the carpet are often provided with a label from the manufacturer. These labels sometimes contain maintenance or cleaning advice for stains.
- A white cotton cloth or cloth can best be used for dotting stains.
- Damp damp spots immediately after they have formed with lukewarm water. If water has no effect, try a mix of water with detergent.
- Dry the sofa or the carpet after blotting. For example, a hairdryer can be used for this. Drying with kitchen paper is also possible, but takes longer.
- Stains where a substance has been left behind (for example chocolate) can be scraped away with the blunt side of a knife. Then dab (lukewarm water) again with a cloth or cloth.
Stains on sofa (leather)
- For leather, the main rule is that rubbing must be avoided. Only if patting is really not possible can (soft!) Be rubbed.
- It is handy to have both a leather chamois and a soft cloth at home. These can then be used specifically for the leather sofa. Cleaning products usually work best on a leather couch, chair or other piece of furniture by using a chamois leather.
- When spilling moisture on leather it is wise to dab this as soon as possible with a dry cloth. If you act quickly, the moisture has less chance of getting into the leather.
- The pores of the leather become clogged if rubbed too hard. This may create a shiny place
Stain pointer carpet, sofa and other fabrics or leather furniture
|Stain||How to remove?|
|Blood||Use cold water in which two tablespoons of salt are dissolved per liter. Dab this stain. If the stain does not go away, then treat with diluted ammonia.|
|Vomit||Scrape away with the blunt side of a knife. Then pat with lukewarm water and then with cold water.|
|Chocolate||Treat chocolate milk immediately with soapy water. Scrape solid forms of chocolate (blunt side of the knife). Then treat with turpentine and then dip with soapy water. Finally treat with clean water and dab (dry) again.|
|Egg (yellow)||First scrape away the remains with the blunt side of a knife. Then dab with cold water and then pat dry. Old stains must first be soaked with cold water (as far as possible) and can then be treated with the foam of a detergent.|
|Fruit||With soapy water and on stubborn fruit stains with 70% alcohol on a cotton swab.|
|Jus||Soap from an ammonia-containing cleaning agent.|
|Coffee||Treat with regular soapy water.|
|Crayon||Treat with benzene or white spirit|
|Liqueur||Dab with alcohol and then treat with soapy water.|
|Lipstick||With acetone on a cotton swab. It is an aggressive method. First try out in a non-visible place.|
|Milk||With gasoline and afterwards with ammonia-containing soapy water.|
|Urine||Dab in lukewarm water. If this has no effect, then with a soapy water that contains vinegar and wool detergent. Then dab with cold water.|
|Paint||Treat with a diluent - such as white spirit.|
|Fat||Clean with white spirit. After treatment with cold water to which a soap solution has been added.|
|Fruit juice||Dab with soapy water or if this does not work, treat it with alcohol on a cotton swab.|
|Wine||With alcohol or soapy water.|
The stain guide can be used for both fabrics and leather furniture as long as the advice that applies to the specific material is observed.