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4 Tough Upholstery Stains to Remove

Jan 21, 2023 | Stain Removal, Upholstery Cleaning

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Removing stains from upholstery can be challenging for homeowners, and using DIY methods can often make the stains worse or damage the furniture. If you are struggling to remove a persistent stain from your sofa, armchair, or loveseat, it would be wise to seek assistance from an expert in upholstery cleaning. An expert can restore the appearance of your furnishings and eliminate any unsightly stains. This is particularly true when dealing with these four common, hard-to-remove stains.


Chocolate stains, particularly melted chocolate or hot cocoa, can be a significant problem on upholstery. The dark color of chocolate can easily be visible on lighter fabrics, and the combination of protein, fat, and sugar in chocolate makes it challenging to remove using only water. However, B&T Chem-Dry has a range of stain removal products that can effectively remove chocolate stains. You can enjoy your treats without worrying about making a mess on your couch, and if you do, simply call B&T Chem-Dry for help.


If you have children who are prone to scrapes and bruises or if you tend to be accident-prone, you may have to deal with blood stains on your upholstery. Blood stains can be challenging to remove because of the protein in blood and its bright color. However, our experienced team has the knowledge and skills to effectively remove this type of stain. You can focus on taking care of the injury and leave the stain cleaning to us.

Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce stains can be particularly difficult to remove due to the combination of the vibrant red color and the oil or grease that is often present. These stains can be hard to get rid of, but you shouldn’t let the fear of a spill prevent 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 assist.

Red Wine

Red wine is a well-known cause of 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. 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 eliminate it completely.

Prevent Additional Damage By Contacting B&T Chem-Dry, the Upholstery Cleaning Professionals

When a stain appears on your upholstery, it can be tempting to try and remove it yourself by rubbing, scrubbing or using various cleaning products. However, this can often cause more damage than good. Rubbing a stained area can push the pigment deeper into the fibers, making the stain more challenging to remove. Using the incorrect product or method can also damage the fabric and make the stain worse. Instead of attempting to remove the stain yourself, it’s best to leave it to the experts. We have the a unique and effective carpet and upholstery cleaning process, knowledge, and experience to safely and effectively remove stains from various types of fabrics.


In addition to professional stain removal, we also offer upholstery protection services. This proactive method creates a protective barrier around the fibers of your upholstery, providing you more time to absorb any spills before they cause a stain.


Leave upholstery cleaning and stains to the experts at B&T Chem-Dry! Call (989) 349-6595 today to speak to the stain removal experts in and around the Tri-Cities and Genesee County, MI areas.  

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