4 Hardest Upholstery Stains to Remove

Apr 10, 2023 | Stain Removal, Upholstery Cleaning

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We all know the feeling of finding a stain on your upholstered furniture. It’s frustrating and even panic-inducing sometimes. If not addressed promptly, stains can settle and become more difficult to remove over time. DIY methods can sometimes make stains worse and 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 like the ones at Malama ‘Aina Chem-Dry. We can renew the appearance of your furnishings and get rid of any unsightly stains.

Chocolate

Chocolate stains, especially melted chocolate or hot cocoa, can be a major issue on your furniture. 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 sweet treats without worrying about making a mess on your couch, and know if you do, just call Malama ‘Aina Chem-Dry.

Blood

The last thing you want to worry about when caring for a wound is getting stains on your upholstery. If you have kids at home who are prone to scrapes and bruises, you likely have dealt with blood on your furniture. Blood stains can be difficult to remove due to the protein in blood and the bright color. However, our experienced team knows how to effectively tackle this type of stain. 

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 well-known 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 stain 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 Malama ‘Aina Chem-Dry! Call (808) 371-8874 today for stain removal and upholstery cleaning in Oahu

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