Out with the old, in with the new, right? If you’ve rung in the new year with a facelift for your living room, good for you. The upholstery fabric for a new sofa or armchair is a big investment. Now, how are you going to keep that upholstery looking new?
When (not if) your furniture is stained, don’t think you need to pay hefty reupholstery fees. Sofas are among the costliest to upholster, depending on their size and the scope of work necessary. Including labor and fabric costs, a three-sofa set may cost $1,100 per chair to reupholster. Larger items such as couches and large chairs often cost more than over $1,000 to reupholster. White Wizard® gently erases everything from wine and coffee stains to chewing gum in seconds, including stains that have already set in! *
5 Tips to Keep Upholstery Looking New
To clean a stain from your upholstery, follow these simple steps.
1. Check for Cleaning Instructions
Check your furniture for its cleaning codes. If your furniture doesn’t have a cleaning code, which is often the case with vintage and antique pieces, do a simple spot test with White Wizard® on a hidden part of the upholstery.
2. Blot with Water and a Sponge
If you can clean your furniture with water, mix a little dish soap with cold water and, using a slightly damp sponge, blot the stain with the soap mixture. Be careful not to rub the stain. Rubbing can weaken and pill your fabric. Rinse the sponge and use only water to blot out some of the soap mixture. Press dry with a cloth or paper towels.
3. Clean with White Wizard®
Apply a dollop of our odorless and non-toxic miracle cream and wipe away clean. Depending on where the stain is, (for example, a pillow cover) launder the item.
4. Rinse and Repeat
If the stain has survived this entire cleaning process, it might be set in deep into the fabric. As annoying as the process can be, doing it all over again can give you the result you’re looking for.
5. Time to Celebrate!
You’ve conquered the scary stain. Hooray! Feel free to share your accomplishments with friends. Perhaps gift them a bottle of White Wizard® for their own inevitable upholstery stains.
Expert Tip: keep your upholstery in generally good shape by vacuuming. Vacuuming prevents dust and crumbs from settling into the furniture’s crevices.
*As a quick note, White Wizard® will NOT remove permanent dyes, permanent inks, or red kid’s drinks since most contain red dye no. 5.