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How to Remove Common Stains from Your Furniture

Last updated 6 years ago

Finding the perfect furniture for each room is just the beginning of the process. Once you have all of the furnishings you need to turn your house into a home, you have to properly care for each piece in order to ensure it looks its best for years to come. The following tips will help you maintain the original appearance of your furniture:

• Pet Stains
As integral parts of your family, pets add another level of joy and love to your home life. They also add a new layer of hair and stains to your otherwise clean furniture. If your sofa and chairs are covered in pet stains, you need to take action. The sooner you work to clean a pet stain after it happens, the better chance you have of removing it for good. Blot the area with a clean cloth or sponge. You can use gentle soap, like dishwashing detergent, to clean the area after you blot it.

• Stains on Wood Furniture
Wood adds warmth and depth to your décor. If your wood is stained and starting to fade, using proper maintenance is a must if you want to return it to its original condition. A dab of toothpaste can get rid of white spots that are plaguing the surface of the wood. Once or twice a year, use a wood polish to combat dullness and return the original shine. You can remove smudges with a lightly dampened sponge.

• Ink Stains
As with most other stains, the best way to get rid of ink is to start by blotting up as much as possible. A gentle dishwashing soap is safe for most kinds of furniture. You can also use rubbing alcohol or hair spray on leather upholstery.

If your furniture is beyond saving, come to Sedlak Interiors to find the perfect replacement. Since 1947, we have provided high-quality pieces at affordable prices. To learn more about the best selection of furniture in Cleveland, call our furniture store at (440) 248-2424.


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