Accidents happen! Are you stuck with a stubborn stain on your furniture and not sure how to fix? We’ve got some solutions for you!
Whatever stain you are trying to remove, we have a solution for you below!
(As always, test a small patch with your chosen stain-removal technique on a less noticeable area to verify your “fix” does not further damage your furniture or leave a permanent mark.)
- If your furniture is small enough to move, put the stained furniture outside in direct sunlight for a few hours. This works well on most kinds of stains, especially food and paint spills. The sunlight will help to quickly evaporate the moisture in the stain so it can be easily wiped away. Although this may sound strange, you’ll see how much better your furniture looks after just one treatment!
- When you spill a drink or juice onto your wood surface, it can often leave behind an unsightly ring that’s really hard to get rid of! Luckily there are lots of different treatments you can try to remove these pesky rings so they don’t ruin your beautiful wood surface. Our favorite way to remove water rings is to place a clean cloth over the affected area, then run an iron over it at medium-to-high heat for around two minutes. The heat from the iron will help to melt away what’s left of the stain after you wipe it off with a dry cloth. This is one of the easiest ways to remove water rings from your furniture!
- You can also use a hairdryer to remove water rings from a table. The heat from the hairdryer will cause the stain to evaporate much more quickly than if you were to just wipe it away with a cloth, and it should leave your furniture looking as good as new!
- Mix a little dish soap with water and use a sponge to scrub away any stubborn stains. The dish soap will create a gentle foam that helps lift the stain off your furniture.
- Use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to get out a tough stain. Stir a tablespoon or two of each together until it forms a paste, then apply directly onto the surface where the stain is located. Allow the paste to sit for about fifteen minutes, then scrub the hydrogen peroxide foam onto the surface with a toothbrush. The stain should easily wipe away when you are done!
- Mix white vinegar and baking soda to create a paste-like substance that you can use to lift stains. Apply this mixture directly onto the surface where the stain is located, then let it sit for around fifteen minutes. Use a sponge or toothbrush to scrub the paste into the surface, then rub it away with some water. To get an even better result, allow your furniture to dry in direct sunlight after this treatment!
- Use a dry towel to absorb as much of the stain as possible before applying a wet cloth soaked in white vinegar onto the surface. Allow this to sit for around fifteen minutes, then wipe away the vinegar with a dry cloth. Repeat this process until you are happy with how much of the stain you’ve removed.
- Get rid of paint stains using potato peelings! Just place half or so of an un-peeled potato onto the area where the stain is. The potato peelings will draw out the moisture from the paint, which means you’ll be able to wipe it away in no time once you remove the potato peelings.
- Spray hairspray onto the affected area, let sit for 10 minutes, then wipe off with paper towels (Note: Hairspray removes oil-based stains).
- Use an eraser to scrub away any tough stains from your furniture! This is especially recommended for crayon marks and lipstick stains. Simply use the eraser to rub off these tough stains that tend to stay there even after repeated cleanings.
- Mix equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle, then lightly mist the affected area. Allow this to sit for around ten minutes before wiping the surface with a cloth and allowing it to dry. This solution is especially helpful if you have young children in your household who want to draw on the furniture!
- To remove any scuff marks from your wooden surfaces, simply rub some olive oil into the area where there’s dirt or stains with a soft cloth. The natural oils found in the olive oil will help to lift off any scuff marks or dirt, and can even give your furniture a glossy shine!
- Use a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol to remove pen or pencil stains
- Spray Goo Gone onto the stain, let sit for 5 minutes, then wipe off with paper towels (Goo Gone removes sticky substances).
- Take some window cleaner and spray it onto the stained area, let sit for 10 minutes, then rinse away with water (window cleaner removes ink stains)
Hopefully, these tips help you find the right product to remove your stubborn stains. While some may be more challenging than others, the right solution will depend on the type of stain you’re trying to get out. To find what works best for your particular situation, make sure you follow these tips and consult with an expert before starting any treatments that could potentially damage your furniture or leave a permanent mark!
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