Who doesn’t love watermelons, right? I know I am always eating them in the summer, however, I also have the habit of spilling and dropping the pieces while I eat them on my couch which means one thing – my upholstery is covered in watermelon stains quite often.
This is why I am going to teach you how to remove these stains off of any upholstery because I have a feeling that you have dropped pieces from watermelon as often as I have!
How to Remove Watermelon Stains From Your Upholstery?
Of course, you have to start off by removing the pieces you dropped. Pick them up with your fingers or scoop them with a spoon. If you, however, spilled only liquid with no solids – blot the area with a paper towel. But don’t wipe or rub – no pressure should be applied to the stain because you will drive it further making it harder to remove.
Next, make your cleaner which is very simple – two teaspoons of dishwashing liquid and two cups of warm water. This soapy water should be applied to the stain with a sponge or a cloth. Again, blot and don’t apply pressure. The stain should transfer to the cloth.
Then it’s important to rinse the area and remove the soap from the upholstery. Do this by dipping a clean cloth in water then blotting the area with it a few times.
If for some reason, the stain still remains, it’s time to apply something stronger – oxygen bleach will do the trick. Dilute it in cold water then apply it to the stain with a cloth. Don’t saturate the area and don’t apply pressure – again, simply blot. Then let the mixture stay for 30 minutes before you rinse it with cold water.
And now that the stain is removed, let the area air-dry.