Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dealing with Spills on Upholstery

When there is a spill on your upholstery, DON’T PANIC.
However, act promptly before it spreads or dries.

For liquid spills:
Blot lightly with a dry towel to start. Increase pressure and use a fresh towel until no more liquid is absorbed. DO NOT RUB! Do Not Add Liquid to a Liquid Spill

For solid or semi-solid spills (such as foods):
Gently lift the substance from the upholstery with a spoon or dull knife, scraping carefully toward the center of the spill. Treat any wet residue as a liquid spill.

For dry spills (such as ashes or dry cosmetics):
Adding any liquid to a normally dry substance, such as ashes, may cause a permanent stain. Vacuum, beat the area with a ruler or similar implement, vacuum again, then use the adhesive side of masking tape to remove any residue.

If residue still remains after above procedure:
Use 1/3 white vinegar and 2/3 water in a spray bottle. Spritz the stain and repeat the blotting steps described above for liquid spills.

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