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Removing Pet Stains from Upholstered Furniture

Last updated 6 years ago

Once you find your ideal upholstered furniture, it is important to give it the proper care. Homes with pets require a little extra maintenance. If your pets have stained any of your upholstered home furniture, use the following tips to return your pieces to their original condition:

  • Clean Up the Hair

If your furniture is covered by layers of pet hair, it is definitely time for action. Use a lint roller to remove as much hair as possible. You can also vacuum with an attachment to get rid of some of the hair. Try to keep your pets off of the furniture to prevent future issues from occurring. You might also want to consider finding an attractive sofa cover to keep up the aesthetic appeal of the room while protecting the furniture.

  • Attack Stains Quickly

Unfortunately, stains are almost inevitable when you have pets. Whether they made a mess on the living room furniture or were sick on your bedroom furniture, you have to act fast. When it comes to removing pet stains, cleaning up quickly gives you the best chance to prevent stains from becoming permanent.

  • Become an Expert Blotter

Like most other furniture stains, the best way to clean pet stains is by blotting. Start off by blotting with a clean towel to get up as much moisture as possible. You should then use a gentle cleaner, like dishwashing liquid, and a clean cloth to blot the affected area.


When you find great pieces at Design Center Furniture, you want to take good care of them. As an excellent furniture store in Orange County, we work hard to bring you furnishings and accessories you will love. Come in today to find new furniture that can stand up to your pets. To learn more about our selection, call us today at (714) 288-9421.


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