Four Stubborn Upholstery Stains

Sep 12, 2023 | Upholstery Cleaning

Four Stubborn Upholstery Stains

Upholstery stains can be a nightmare for homeowners. DIY methods often make stains worse and even damage furniture. If you’re struggling to remove a stubborn stain from your sofa, armchair, or loveseat, it’s best to call a professional upholstery cleaner. They have the experience and expertise to remove even the toughest stains and restore your furniture to its former glory.


Chocolate stains, especially melted chocolate or hot cocoa, can be a real pain on upholstery. The dark color of chocolate can easily show up on lighter fabrics, and the combination of protein, fat, and sugar in chocolate can make it difficult to remove with water alone. But don’t worry, Colonial Chem-Dry has a range of stain removal products that can effectively lift away chocolate stains. So go ahead and enjoy your treats without worrying about making a mess on your couch.


Lots of kids (and even adults) are prone to scrapes and bruises. The protein in blood and its bright red color can make blood stains very difficult to remove. Just focus on your injury and we’ll take care of the stain.

Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce stains can be tricky to remove because of their vibrant red color and oily or greasy content. However, you shouldn’t let the fear of a spill stop you from enjoying your favorite Italian dishes. If you do happen to spill tomato sauce on your upholstery, don’t worry – our team can help.

Red Wine

Red wine is notorious for causing stains. Whether 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 do not simply pour white wine on the stain. Our specialty cleaning solution breaks down and removes the stain at the source, so you can be sure it’s gone for good.

Prevent Permanent Stains with Professional Upholstery Cleaning

When a stain occurs on your upholstery, it can be tempting to try and remove it yourself. However, this can often do more harm than good. Rubbing or scrubbing the stained area can push the pigment deeper into the fibers, making the stain more difficult to remove. Using the wrong cleaning product or method can also damage the fabric and make the stain worse. Instead of trying to remove the stain yourself, it is best to leave it in the hands of our upholstery cleaning experts. We have the knowledge and experience to safely and effectively remove stains from various types of fabrics. We will assess the stain and choose the best method for removal. We will also take care not to damage the fabric in the process.

In addition to professional stain removal, we also offer upholstery protection services. This proactive approach creates a protective barrier around the fibers of your upholstery, making it more difficult for spills to penetrate and cause stains. The protectant also helps to repel dirt and dust, making it easier to keep your upholstery clean.

Get your upholstery looking like new again with Colonial Chem-Dry! Our experts can remove even the toughest stains, so you don’t have to worry about your furniture looking dingy or stained. Call us today at (508) 529-4115 to schedule a free consultation.

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