When it’s time to clean up any stains that may be on your upholstery, you need to check for the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning instructions. No matter if you’re treating your couch or your curtains, there should be a tag that has these instructions.
Standard labels on this tag include WS (safe to use mild detergent), S (dry cleaner detergent only), X (no water, vacuum only), W (safe to clean with water). Once you know what kinds of cleaning solutions are safe for your upholstery, you’re ready to move on to the stain treatment.
When cleaning stains on your fabric, spray or gently blot the stain, avoid scrubbing. Scrubbing can work the stain deeper into the fabric, making it harder to remove. Blot the stain in a gradually outward, circular motion to keep from leaving watermarks on the material.