Accidents happen, and sometimes that means stains on your upholstered furniture. One of the most unpleasant stains to deal with is urine, whether it's from a pet or a person. But with the right tools and methods, you can get that chair back to looking and smelling clean. Here's how to clean urine out of an upholstered chair.
Before you can get started, you'll need to gather a few things. Here's what you'll need:- Paper towels or a clean, white cloth- Enzyme cleaner- Baking soda- VacuumBe sure to choose an enzyme cleaner that's safe for use on upholstery. You can find these cleaners at pet stores, as they're often used for pet urine stains. Don't use a regular cleaner, as it won't be effective at breaking down the proteins in urine.
The first step in cleaning urine out of an upholstered chair is to remove as much of the liquid as possible. Begin by blotting the stain with paper towels or a clean, white cloth. Don't rub the stain, as that will only make it worse. Instead, press down firmly and hold for a few seconds to allow the paper towels or cloth to soak up the liquid. Repeat this process until no more liquid can be absorbed.
Once you've removed as much of the liquid as possible, it's time to apply the enzyme cleaner. Follow the instructions on the bottle to apply the cleaner to the stain. Be sure to cover the entire stain, as the enzymes need to come into contact with all of the urine in order to be effective.Depending on the severity of the stain, you may need to let the cleaner soak in for several hours. You can cover the stain with a plastic bag or plastic wrap to keep it moist while the cleaner works.
After the cleaner has had time to soak, it's time to remove any remaining moisture and deodorize the area. Sprinkle baking soda over the stained area to absorb any remaining moisture and neutralize odors. Let the baking soda sit for at least 30 minutes.Once the baking soda has had time to do its job, use a vacuum to remove it. Be sure to use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum, as it will be more gentle on the fabric.
Cleaning urine out of an upholstered chair can be a daunting task, but it's not impossible. With the right tools and a little elbow grease, you can get your chair looking and smelling like new again. Remember to blot the stain, use an enzyme cleaner, and deodorize with baking soda. And if the stain is particularly stubborn, don't be afraid to call in a professional for help.