Congratulations! You survived hosting a killer Halloween party! It was all games and ghouls until the Halloween punch wound up where it wasn’t supposed to be, and now you’re left to clean up the mess. Don’t fret! Believe it or not, that stain will come up. All it takes is your vacuum, warm water, spot cleaner, and a little bit of elbow grease.
Let’s get into the best ways to clean upholstery stains!
While you might be tempted to start your post-Halloween clean up with a good scrub, the first thing you should reach for is your vacuum. This will weaken any spills and stains by removing loose particles and pulling out excess moisture. It’s a good practice to vacuum your upholstery on a regular basis to protect it from dirt and debris, and it needs to be your first step in getting rid of any frightening stains that survived your get together.
WARM WATER & DISH SOAP
Once the vacuuming is complete, continue the stain treatment process by gently spot cleaning with warm water, dish soap, and a soft sponge. Use firm, circular strokes and rinse often until the stain has lifted from the surface of your upholstery.
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After vacuuming and spot cleaning, it’s time to bring out the muscle — the stuff that stains are really afraid of! Our custom solution will provide the muscle you need to remove a stain without damaging gentle fabric, but if you’re looking for a quick solution, we recommend these products for your carpet and upholstery.
But wait — before you get to scrubbing, be sure to check your furniture’s tag for proper cleaning instructions. Not all types of fabrics are safe to clean with DIY solutions. Once you’ve confirmed that your couch is safe to clean, follow the instructions on your preferred solution to remove that pesky new stain once and for all.
More often than not, stains don’t put up as hard of a fight as they may lead on. But the truth is, the most effective way to clean tough upholstery stains is with the help of Carpet Tech professionals. We tackle any new Halloween stains, as well as the things that were already living there before the holiday. And to make sure they don’t come back, we can also apply a Scotchgard protectant, which also helps future spots come up with ease.
As the fright of Halloween stains starts to set in, don’t be afraid to lean on us! Our team is trained and qualified to handle any type of fabric for thorough upholstery cleaning. Click below to get started with a quote.