Graeme Stephens, the owner of Auckland Steam ‘N’ Dry Cleaners 1987, gives this expert mattress, furniture upholstery cleaning, and stain removal information. An IICRC certified 2001 Master Restoration Technician. With over 34 years of carpet and upholstery cleaning experience in South Auckland, North Shore, East, and West Auckland.
The solution to removing water stains from cloth or furniture upholstery, mattress, or car seat fabric focuses on more than just the stains. The idea that water can stain an upholstery or mattress fabric may seem impossible. How can clear water create discolouration and damage? The mineral content in water makes it easy for stains to appear on your furniture upholstery fabric, even in Auckland, where the water is soft. Still, treating water stains on carpet does not require the use of chemicals.
Here is why you might find water stains on furniture upholstery fabric and water stain removal using specially treated water. To disinfect them, you’ll have to tackle the whole seat of furniture upholstery fabric altogether. Fortunately, the process is an easy one.
Begin by vacuuming the furniture upholstery fabric seats using a vacuum with attachments. Remove both loose dirt and debris. (If stained furniture upholstery seats, mattress fabric upholstery, or mattress fabric, it will turn to mud when moistened and cause additional stains.)
The thumb rule is always to try to blot as much spillage as possible when furniture upholstery or mattress fabric is still wet from the first spill. Suck the water using a clean cloth until no more fluid can be pulled from the damp sofa fabric. The more you suck the moisture, the higher your chances of not creating water stains on the material when the water dries. Firstly, before you begin, spot test the dry foam in a hidden area. Therefore, ensuring that there are no unwanted effects to either the colour or texture of the fabric.
Spray the dry foam cleaner on the furniture upholstery seat or mattress fabric. Cover the entire seat panel, not just the areas with water stains.
Dab the still damp area with this dry foam cleaner or white vinegar-moistened cloth. Blot carefully around the peripheries of the stain and then move towards the centre. Do this to prevent the stain from spreading. It is essential to note that you do not have to rub much dry foam cleaner or white vinegar as you may damage the fabric. Also, keep an eye out for the colour loss.
Now let the dry foam cleaner or white vinegar solution stay on the sofa fabric for 15 mins. Dry foam cleaner is a professional quality product. Thus, it will leave both a fresh scent and a great clean behind.
Brush the foam over the sprayed areas, working it gently into the fabric. Avoid scrubbing too hard with the brush as it can damage the surfaces of some cloth upholsterers. Wipe away the foam from the upholstery or mattress fabric with a clean, dry towel.
If the cloth surface is “stiff” after it dries; lastly, vacuum over the surfaces to restore the original texture.
All you got to do is repeat the above steps until the water stain fades into oblivion. After that, you may dry the damp furniture upholstery or mattress fabric surface with a hairdryer.
Refrain from pouring more water onto the furniture upholstery or mattress fabric as that may cause newer and bigger water rings. Do not clean using water a silk sofa or couch upholstery fabrics because they form a watermark on drying. You should hire a professional upholstery cleaning service provider when in doubt. We provide same-day, on-site professional upholstery cleaning services. Call us for your upholstery stain removal anywhere in North Auckland, East Auckland, South Auckland, and West Auckland.
In any event, call Upholstery Cleaning Auckland on 09-489 5599. You may check our typical customer upholstery cleaning Auckland FAQs. Your local upholstery provider is proudly servicing Auckland since 1987. Branches in North Auckland, East Auckland, South Auckland, West Auckland, and everywhere in between.
Experienced, Researched, and written by Graeme Stephens with over 34 years of upholstery cleaning services experience.
BY GRAEME STEPHENS · PUBLISHED 30/10/2001. UPDATED 14/07/2021