upholstery-firstaid

Red Wine
Ultimately, try and act fast. Blot out the spilled wine with absorbent cloth. On persistent stains, blot/dash/spray mixture of soap detergent and hydrogen peroxide on the stained area (2:2 ratio). Note: hydrogen peroxide can cause fading, therefore use it carefully and sparingly.

Juice or Mustard (and Other Organic Dyes)
Use the rinse-and-blot-rinse method on the stained area with vinegar-water mixture (1:3 ratio – 1 Tbsp vinegar and 3 Tbsp water). Use a water-based cleaner.

Blood
Use the rinse-blot-rinse technique with salt-and-water solution (mix 2 Tbsp table salt and 1 quart water). With sturdy stains, also apply water-diluted hydrogen peroxide on the stained spot.

Butter
Apply dry solvent (commercially prepared for greasy stains) to a clean cloth and blot the spot. Use mixture of 1 Tbsp detergent with 1 cup of water – to finish off the stain. Then, wash off both the solvent and mixture with damp cloth. Do not rub. Just blot everything out.

Cheese
First of all, begin by wetting a soft cloth with mixture of mild detergent with warm water. Blot the stained area. Then, blot the spot again with the ammonia-water solution (mix 1 Tbsp ammonia and ½ cup water). To rinse, blot with clean water using clean cloth. Lastly, dry the spot thoroughly.

Ink
Spray hairspray solution on the spot; and use the rinse-blot-rinse technique to wash off.

Upholstery Leathers Cleaning

  • Upholstery leathers are prone to fading when exposed to direct sunlight and/or heat. On the other hand, arrange the furniture away from windows whenever possible.
  • Regular dusting and vacuuming are the only care that upholstery leathers need because they are preserved permanently during the tanning process.
  • Wipe up spills at once. Wash off with lukewarm water using the rinse-blot technique. Wipe off any moisture with either an absorbent cloth or paper towel.
  • In short, use very mild soap and lukewarm water to remove stains. Finally, rinse-and-blot with clean water and wipe with clean cloth thoroughly.

In the event of any stains, call Upholstery Cleaning Auckland on 09-489 5599