If you accidentally spilled a glass of wine on one of the cushion's on the velvet couch in your living room, learn how to safely remove it by completing the following steps. After cleaning the couch, the velvet fabric will not be stained and the piece of furniture will have an attractive appearance.
- lint-free cloths
- spray bottle
- baking soda
- soft bristle scrub brush
- vacuum cleaner (for wet/dry surfaces)
- suede brush
Soak Up The Wine And Apply Vinegar And Water
Use a lint-free cloth to soak up as much wine as you can. Press the cloth down firmly on the cushion as you are doing this. Add equal amounts of vinegar and water to a spray bottle. Gently shake the bottle to mix its contents. Cover the wine stain evenly with the cleaning solution until the cushion is damp. Wait a few minutes for the cleaning solution to penetrate the fabric. Wipe the cushion with a clean cloth, moving it with the direction of the fabric's pile.
Add Baking Soda And Dry The Fabric
Sprinkle an even layer of baking soda over any staining that remains. Leave the baking soda on the fabric for a few minutes before brushing it off with a soft-bristle scrub brush. Move the brush with the direction of the fabric's pile. If you have difficulty removing all of the baking soda, use a vacuum cleaner hose to suck up any particles that remain on the cushion.
After the stain has been eliminated from the velvet, dry the cushion's surface with a hairdryer. Adjust the dryer to a low setting and hold it several inches away from the fabric as you move it back and forth over the damp section.
Brush The Fabric And Protect The Velvet
Lift the fabric's piles by moving against them with a suede brush. Move the brush with the piles when you are finished. Continue using this technique until the cleaned portion of the fabric looks the same as the rest of the fabric on the couch.
In the future, keep the velvet protected by placing a protective cover over the couch's surface if you are going to be serving food or beverages near it. Remove any stains that appear on the velvet as quickly as you can and occasionally vacuum the velvet. These steps will lengthen the life of the couch's fabric and will prevent permanent damage to it. However, if you find yourself in need of a new sofa, visit a furniture warehouse such as Heary Art & Sons Furniture Inc.