4 Hardest Upholstery Stains to Remove

Jan 4, 2023 | Upholstery Cleaning

Close up of woman's hands cleaning stain from sofa at home

Removing stains from upholstery can be a difficult task. If you are having trouble removing a stubborn stain from your sofa, armchair, or loveseat, it may be best to seek the help of an experienced upholstery cleaning professional. They can renew the appearance of your furnishings and get rid of any unsightly stains. This is especially true when dealing with these four common, hard-to-remove stains. 


Chocolate stains, especially melted chocolate or hot cocoa, can be a major issue 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. However, Chem-Dry has a range of stain removal products that can effectively lift away chocolate stains. Enjoy your treats without worrying about making a mess on your couch, and know if you do, just call Precision Chem-Dry.


If you have kids who are prone to scrapes and bruises, or if you are just accident-prone yourself, you may have to deal with blood stains on your upholstery. Blood stains can be difficult to remove due to the protein in blood and the bright color. However, our experienced team knows how to effectively tackle this type of stain. Just worry about taking care of the injury and leave the stain to us. 

Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce stains can be tricky to remove, thanks to the bright red color and greasy residue often leave behind. While it’s not always easy to get rid of these types of spills, don’t let that stop you or your kids from enjoying a delicious Italian meal! In case of an accidental stain on your upholstery, our team is here to help.

Red Wine

Red wine is well-known for causing 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. And no, 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 remove it for good. 

Avoid Further Damage By Calling Our Upholstery Cleaning Team

When a stain occurs on your upholstery, it can be tempting to try and remove it yourself by rubbing, scrubbing, or using a variety of cleaning products. However, this can often do more harm than good. Rubbing a stained area can actually push the pigment deeper into the fibers, making the stain more difficult to remove. Using the wrong product or method can also degrade 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 experts. We have the knowledge and experience to safely and effectively remove stains from various types of fabrics.

Leave upholstery stains to the experts at Precision Chem-Dry! Call (801) 266-8150 today to speak to a stain removal expert in Salt Lake City.

Precision Chem-Dry services the greater Salt Lake area including LaytonDraperHerrimanRiverton, and Holladay

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