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Removing the 4 Most Difficult Upholstery Stains

Sep 21, 2023 | Upholstery Cleaning

Removing the 4 Most Difficult Upholstery Stains

Upholstered furniture like couches, sofas, loveseats, ottomans, and chairs can be difficult to clean, especially when it comes to stains. The common do-it-yourself methods can often make the damage even worse. If you are having trouble removing a stubborn stain from your upholstered furniture, it may be best to seek the help of an experienced upholstery cleaning professional. Getting rid of unsightly stains will refresh the whole look of your home. This is especially true when dealing with these four stains that are by far the most difficult to remove from upholstery. 

That Sweet SweetChocolate

Spilled hot cocoa and melted chocolate bars can be a nightmare when they land on your upholstery. The dark brown color of chocolate will show up on lighter fabrics, and the combination of protein, fat, and sugar in chocolate can make it difficult to remove with water alone. However, the upholstery cleaning team here at Mountain View Chem-Dry has a range of stain removal products that can effectively lift away chocolate stains. Enjoy your treats without worrying about making a mess on your couch, and know if you do, just call our skilled team of experts here at Mountain View Chem-Dry.


People, especially young kids, can bleed every now and then. That means you may have to deal with the occasional blood stain on your upholstered furniture. Blood stains are one of the most difficult stains to remove due to the protein in blood and the bright color. However, our local upholstery cleaning team knows how to effectively tackle this type of stain. Just worry about taking care of the injury and leave the stain to us. 

Delicious Tomato Sauces

Bright red tomatoes, oil, and grease are a wicked combination when it comes to an upholstery stain. If you enjoy pasta with red tomato sauce, you shouldn’t let the fear of a spill keep you or your kids from enjoying one of your favorite meals. If you do have a tomato sauce accident on your upholstery, don’t worry – our team is here to help. 

Spilled Red Wine

Red wine is public enemy number one when it comes stains on your couch. Plenty of people enjoy a glass of wine while relaxing at home or when they host dinner parties. If you’re one of them, you don’t have to worry about red wine spilling and leaving a stain on your furniture or upholstery. The team at Mountain View Chem-Dry has years of experience helping homeowners remove red wine stains from their chairs and other upholstery. And no, contrary to popular belief we don’t just pour white wine on the stain. Our specialty cleaning solution breaks down and removes the stain at the source to remove it for good. 

Professional Upholstery Cleaning

When it comes to upholstery stain removal, it can be tempting to try and remove it yourself by rubbing, scrubbing, or using a variety of cleaning products. However, this will just make the situation worse. Rubbing a stained area can actually push the pigment deeper into the fibers, making the stain close to impossible to remove. Using the wrong product or method can also degrade or change the color the fabric while making the stain itself worse. Instead of trying a DIY stain removal tactic, it is best to leave it in the hands of our experts. We have the knowledge and experience to safely and effectively remove stains from various types of fabrics.

In addition to professional upholstery stain removal and cleaning, we also offer upholstery protectant services. This proactive approach creates a protective barrier around the fibers of your upholstery, giving you more time to absorb any spills before they can set into the fabric and cause a stain.

Leave upholstery stains to the experts here at Mountain View Chem-Dry! Call (778) 655-8439 today to speak to one of our upholstery stain removal experts in Vancouver.

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