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4 Hardest Upholstery Stains to Remove and How To Treat Them

Keeping your furniture and upholstery clean is quite the task—especially when stubborn stains are involved. Unfortunately, DIY methods can sometimes make stains worse and damage your furniture. If you are struggling to remove a stubborn stain from your sofa, armchair, or love seat, it’s time to seek the help of an experienced upholstery cleaning professional. Chem-Dry can renew the appearance of your furniture and get rid of any unsightly stains. This is even 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 easily shows up on lighter fabrics, and the combination of protein, fat, and sugar in chocolate makes it difficult to remove with water alone. However, we have a range of stain removal products that effectively lift away chocolate stains. Enjoy your treats without worrying about making a mess on your couch, and know if you do, just call Red Maple Chem-Dry in Calgary.


If you have kids, 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 especially challenging to remove due to the combination of the vibrant red color and the oil or grease that is often present. These stains can be difficult to get rid of, but you shouldn’t let the fear of a spill keep you or your kids from enjoying your favorite Italian dishes. If you do have a tomato sauce accident on your upholstery, don’t worry – 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 in Calgary

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 Red Maple Chem-Dry! Call (587) 742-1379 today to speak to a stain removal expert in Calgary.

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