How to Remove Water Stains From Cloth Furniture

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How to Remove Water Stains From Cloth Furniture
Of all the things that leave stains, water? (Snap:

Of all the different substances that can stain furniture, you wouldn't expect water to be the culprit. Unfortunately this colourless liquid can be just as bad as coffee, tea, or anything else that happens to spill. If a water stain has somehow made its way onto your furniture, there's no need to worry. This is an easy stain to lift with several proven methods to help you do it.

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Things you need

  • Paper towels
  • Hair dryer
  • White vinegar
  • Soft clean cloth
  • Steam iron
  • Ammonia

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    Several Simple Suggestions

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    Dampen the area with enough clean water to cover the stain; be careful not to soak it too much or you will soak the cushion underneath. Place 2-3 paper towels on the stain, and use a hair dryer pointed at them on a low setting to help transfer the moisture from the furniture to the paper towels. Replace the paper towels as they become damp, and continue until the stain is gone.

  2. 2

    Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, and lightly mist the stained area. Scrub the area to loosen the stain with a soft clean cloth, and hold a hair dryer over the area on low to help it to dry faster.

  3. 3

    Apply steam to the area with an iron, holding it 2-3 inches over the stain. Rub the area with a clean cloth, and use a hair dryer to help the fabric dry quickly.

  4. 4

    Mix 1/3 cup of ammonia with a pint of warm water, and apply it to the stain with a clean cloth. Scrub the area well to lift the stain, and use a hair dryer to facilitate faster drying.

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