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The 4 Most Challenging Upholstery Stains to Remove

Apr 19, 2023 | Upholstery Cleaning

The 4 Most Challenging Upholstery Stains to Remove

Homeowners often face challenges when it comes to cleaning upholstery, particularly when stubborn stains are involved. Attempting DIY methods can sometimes worsen stains and even damage your furniture. If you’re struggling to remove a persistent stain from your sofa, armchair, or love seat, consider an upholstery cleaning professional. They possess the expertise to revive the appearance of your furniture and effectively eliminate unsightly stains. This is particularly important when dealing with these four types of tough-to-remove upholstery stains.



Chocolate stains, especially melted chocolate or hot cocoa, can be a major issue on upholstery. The dark color of chocolate can easily 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, 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 PG County Chem-Dry.



If you have kids who are prone to scrapes and bruises, or if you are just accident-prone yourself, you may have to deal with blood stains on your upholstery. Blood stains can be difficult to remove due to the protein in blood and the bright color. However, our experienced team knows how to effectively tackle this type of stain. Just worry about taking care of the injury and leave the stain to us. 


Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce stains can be especially challenging to remove due to the combination of the vibrant red color and the oil or grease that is often present. These stains can be difficult to get rid of, but you shouldn’t let the fear of a spill keep you or your kids from enjoying your favorite Italian dishes. If you do have a tomato sauce accident on your upholstery, don’t worry – our team is here to help. 


Red Wine

Red wine is well-known for causing stains. If you enjoy a glass of wine at home or host dinner parties, you don’t have to worry about red wine spilling and leaving a stain on your furniture or upholstery. 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.


Call Our Professional Cleaning Team to Avoid Further Damage

When faced with stained upholstery, the urge to remove it yourself by rubbing and scrubbing with various cleaning products can often backfire. Rubbing can push the stain deeper into the fabric, worsening the issue, and using the wrong products or methods can damage the fabric further. Instead of risking damage, it’s best to trust our expert team with the stain removal process. We have the necessary knowledge and experience to safely and effectively remove stains from different types of fabrics.

In addition to our stain removal services, we also provide upholstery protectant treatments. This proactive approach creates a protective barrier around your upholstery fibers, giving you more time to clean up spills before they can leave a stain.

Leave upholstery stains to the experts at PG County Chem-Dry! Call (301) 381-3939 today to speak to a stain removal expert in the Upper Marlboro area.

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