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4 Hardest Upholstery Stains to Remove

Feb 7, 2023 | Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal

pink marker stain on light grey couch

Removing stubborn stains from your upholstered furniture can be a challenge on your own. DIY methods can sometimes make the stain worse and damage your furniture. For tough stains, it’s best to call the experienced upholstery cleaners at Revive Chem-Dry in Edmonton, AB. We know the best techniques for getting out all kinds of stains and can renew the look of your valuable furniture pieces.

Here are four of the most difficult-to-remove upholstery stains that our team can clean for you!


Got a craving for chocolate but don’t want to worry about making a mess on your couch? No problem! With Revive Chem-Dry and our arsenal of stain-removal products, you can feel confident that chocolate stains won’t be an issue. 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. Whether it’s melted chocolate or hot cocoa, we can quickly lift away stains and return your upholstery to its original condition.


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 can be especially hard to remove due to its vibrant red color and the oil or grease it may contain. But if you do end up with a tomato sauce accident on your upholstery, our team is here to help! Don’t stress – we can restore your furniture to its original condition and make sure the stain won’t stick around.

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.

In addition to professional stain removal, we also offer upholstery protectant services. This proactive approach creates a protective barrier around the fibers of your upholstery, giving you more time to absorb any spills before they can cause a stain.

Leave upholstery stains to the experts at Revive Chem-Dry! Call (587) 210-2125 today to speak to a stain removal expert in Edmonton.

Revive Chem-Dry services the greater Edmonton area including Beaumont, Sherwood Park, and Saint Albert.