How To Remove Stubborn Stains On Couches

This classic teak sofa is looking vibrant and fresh with these colourful cushions! Give your space a new look – whether it is a bedroom, study room or living room with cushions! This revamp is low-cost and easy to do. However, are you worried about maintaining the cushion covers? 

Kids accidentally leaving marker stains? Or that one clumsy friend who is almost always spilling things? No matter how careful we are, more often than not these accidents happen and it can be very frustrating as some stains are notoriously difficult to remove, especially those from permanent markers. However, don’t throw them away just yet! With the right products, removing all these stains does not have to be difficult and you can restore them to as good as new. 

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Permanent Markers

If you stained your cushion with a permanent marker, place a paper towel underneath the fabric so that the dye from the permanent markers will not bleed to the cushions itself. Here are some products you can use to remove the permanent markers: 

  • Rubbing alcohol. Dip a cotton ball into rubbing alcohol and dab it around the stain for roughly 1-5 minutes. Remember to dab instead of rubbing as it might cause the dye to set into the fabric. 
  • Alcohol-based hairspray. Spray the hairspray onto the stain a few inches away and make sure that the stain is completely soaked. Use a paper towel to dab away the dye and repeat until the dye is removed.  
  • Acetone remover. Pour some acetone onto a cotton ball until it is soaked and dab on the stain. Repeat until the dye is completely removed. 
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Squeeze some hand sanitizer onto the stain and let it settle for 15 minutes. Repeat until the stain is totally gone! 


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Grease Stains

When grease stains happen, immediately blot it off with a towel or tissue paper. As always, prevent rubbing it as it will set the stain in. Next, grab cornstarch (or flour) and let it sit for 30 minutes so that it can absorb the oil from the food. Vacuum to remove the cornstarch. Mix water with some dish soap and dab on the stain. Allow the spot to dry completely before brushing it. 

Red Wine

Quickly take a piece of paper towel and blot up as much red wine from the cushion cover. Next, using a mixture of dish soap and water, dab the stain with it. Blot it with a clean cloth afterwards to absorb the stain. Repeat until the stain is completely removed. Lastly, sponge the area again with clean water and blot it dry.

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