Through their collaboration with POPSUGAR Select, OxiClean sponsored this article about cleaning a couch. All thoughts are mine, even if I received payment to write a post about OxiClean Stain.
When your children are small, there comes a point in your life when you realize that you are absolutely incapable of having anything wonderful. Our gorgeous leather couch was replaced a year ago because of large tears in the upholstery caused by tiny ones crawling all over it. We looked for a gently used couch, knowing full well that it would probably need to be replaced within five years as well. I knew better than to go buy a brand-new couch. I would rather spend $250 on a new couch rather than $1250 if I were to buy one again in five years.
We purchased our couch on Craigslist, and I can attest to the washability of the covers because I’ve had to do so four or five times in the past year due to various “incidents.” However, I am unable to remove the upholstery from the side of the couch where I discovered these berry stains a week ago.
The OxiClean website lists over 101 uses for the product, so you can certainly get a lot of bang for your buck with this product. But for the purposes of this post, let’s focus on how to clean a couch.
- 1 cup water
- Oxi-Clean scoop (to the “B” line)
- spray bottle
Add the OxiClean to hot water (no need to heat it, just use the hottest setting from your faucet). Stir well to combine. Then pour it through a funnel into your spray bottle, add the nozzle, and then shake really well to further combine.
Spray your stained areas until they are wet but not completely saturated and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
Use a damp white cloth to wipe away the stain after the 5 minutes, and then follow up with a dry white cloth to remove excess stain treatment. Your stains should be a thing of the past!
This mixture that you have created is only effective for about 8 hours, so now is the time to go on a stain treating rampage all over anything upholstered in your house! I attacked our dining room chairs while I had this solution mixed up and they look so much better, too! You can take anything that’s left over in the solution and add it to your next load of laundry. Waste not, want not!
In the last week I have used our OxiClean Stain product to attack our outdoor furniture cushions, to remove set in stains in my girls’ clothing, and to get out a VERY stubborn “yellow” stain in a delicate white sweater that I missed before I put it away for the season last fall. I am very impressed with how well it works and with how useful the product is. I absolutely LOVE its versatility!
I hope this post on how to clean a couch helps you extend the life of your sofa a little bit longer. We may be in a season of our lives where we can’t have our dream couches, but that doesn’t mean we have to live with all those stains on them!