Don’t you just hate it when you get grease on your upholstery? It seems to be nearly impossible to get out, but with these tips, you’ll be able to remove it in no time!
Cleaning Grease Out Of Upholstery
CLEANING GREASE STAINS FROM UPHOLSTERY – METHOD # 1
A variety of ingredients are used to clean grease stains this way.
- To begin, soak up any grease stains with a little bit of mild dish soap and allow it to sit for a few moments.
- Wipe down the affected region of the upholstery with a damp cloth.
- Next, combine equal measures of water and ammonia. Apply this solution to the grease stain using a new sponge.
- Scrub the stained area.
- Rub the stain with one baby wipe. The oil in the baby wipe aids in the removal of grease.
- If the grease stain hasn’t faded, dampen a clean cloth with water and 3% hydrogen peroxide. Scrub the mark to try to remove any remaining grease.
CLEANING GREASE STAINS FROM UPHOLSTERY – METHOD # 2
- The first step in removing grease stains from upholstery is to scrape away any dried grease using a plastic utensil. If the grease stain is wet, blot it dry with a moist paper towel.
- Take a handful of baking soda and sprinkle it over the stain. Make absolutely sure that the mark is completely covered.
- Allow the baking soda to absorb the grease from the upholstery for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Vacuum away the baking soda from the afflicted region using a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment.
- Take Afta dry-cleaning solvent and dampen a cloth with it. Apply the cloth to the grease stain in a pressing motion.
- If you still see grease residue, repeat steps 1 through 5 until the grease stain is gone. Though in most situations, this approach should provide an answer as to how to get rid of grease stains from furniture.
CLEANING GREASE STAINS FROM FURNITURE – METHOD # 3
- Remove any large items or unwanted materials from the area.
- Blot the afflicted region with a clean, dry cloth.
- Remove as much of the grease and extra dampness from the meat as possible.
- Consult the fabric care label of the soiled upholstery item for cleaning instructions.
There will be a variety of codes on your upholstery labels or manufacturer’s instructions that will explain how to clean it.
- (W) – Water-based chemicals should be used to clean upholstery.
- (S) – A solvent-based dry cleaning chemical should be used to clean upholstery.
- (S/W) – Upholstery may be cleaned with either a dry solvent or a water-based solution.
Help I don’t have any label
There’s no need to get worked up!
You can still try to remove the grease stain on your own by following the below DIY technique, but you should test it on an inconspicuous area of your upholstery.
The second choice is to hire ServiceMaster Clean for expert upholstery cleaning and advise.
The DIY Method To Removing Grease
It’s time to start treatment after you’ve got rid of any solids and blotted the grease and dampness from the stain.
- To absorb any remaining moisture, sprinkle the stain with baking soda (Allow the baking soda to set for about 15 minutes)
- Remove the remaining baking soda with a clean towel.
- To remove a stain from S code, use a dry-cleaning solvent to lift it (follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to apply)
- If the care label has a W code, use one cup of water and two teaspoons of regular liquid dishwashing detergent to make a homemade stain remover.
- If the code appears to be S/W, either of the approaches above should be used.
- When using a wet cleansing solution, gently blot the solution over the stain using a clean cloth.
- Pour some detergent on the stain. Rinse the cloth out and repeat until the discolouration fades.
- After each use, wipe the surface of the sofa or chair with a dry, clean cloth to avoid saturating the upholstery or cushioning beneath.