We’ve all been there—despite house rules against eating, drinking, or allowing pets on the sofa, life happens, and stains appear on our beloved couches. Whether it’s a wine spill, a food mishap, or the occasional pee stain from a furry friend, here are some simple and effective tips to remove couch stains using household items.
1. Wine Stain:
The classic wine spill can be a nightmare, but fear not. Sprinkle baking soda over the stain and then spray white vinegar on top. Let the magic happen as it soaks and bubbles. Dab with a damp cloth, repeating until the wine stain vanishes.
2. Food Stain:
A cosy movie night with soup can quickly turn into a stain situation. No need for harsh scrubbing—just use water, soap, and a cloth. Dampen the fabric, apply liquid soap, and rub with a damp cloth until the stain disappears.
3. Grease Stain:
Pizza nights can lead to greasy accidents. Dab away excess grease with a paper towel, sprinkle baking soda on the stain, and let it sit for 15 minutes. Vacuum the baking soda away to lift the stain, thanks to its alkaline properties.
4. Coffee Stain:
Morning coffee spills are a common mishap. Mix a teaspoon of liquid detergent with warm water, then blot the stain until it lightens or disappears. No more coffee worries on your sofa.
5. Ink Stain:
Whether it’s your kid’s artistic endeavours or your own paperwork, ink stains can be tricky. Pour a bit of rubbing alcohol on the stain and gently blot until the ink is gone. Avoid rubbing to prevent the stain from spreading.
6. Pee Stain:
Accidents from pets happen, but they can be managed. Blot away excess moisture, then mix equal parts water and vinegar. Spray it on the stain and blot until most moisture is removed. Keep your sofa fresh and stain-free.
Remember, these tips work best when stains are treated promptly. However, if you prefer a preventive approach, consider investing in a sofa slipcover. No stains, no regrets—just a well-protected and stylish sofa for years to come.