How to Remove Water Stains From a Fabric Chair

Written by kimbry parker | 13/05/2017
How to Remove Water Stains From a Fabric Chair
Wipe up spills immediately to avoid leaving water stains on your fabric chair. (transitional style chair image by James Phelps from

Finding a water stain on your fabric chair is disheartening. Water stains leave behind a visible discolouration that alters the appearance of the entire chair. Whether a glass of water was spilt and not cleaned up promptly, or a wet rag was left sitting on the fabric, it is important to treat water stains on fabric properly so the problem doesn't get worse.

Moisten the affected area of the fabric chair with a wet rag. The area should be thoroughly moistened, but not soaking wet.

Stack paper towels until the stack is approximately 1/8-inch thick. Place the stack of paper towels on top of the stained area of the fabric. Place a heavy object such as a glass vase or heavy pan on top of the paper towels.

Apply air from a fan or a hairdryer to the area to transfer the moisture from the fabric to the paper towels. Hold the fan or hairdryer about 6 inches from the fabric. Apply the air until the fabric has dried. If using a hairdryer, make sure to use only the cool setting.

Things you need

  • Rag
  • Paper towels
  • Heavy object
  • Fan or hairdryer

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