Okay, after something horrible happened to my beautiful white couch and almost spending at least $120 (if not more) in a professional to come to my house and -try- to clean it… I asked a lot of friends what the best strain remover product was. There were so many great answers, but the most common was OxiClean Laundry. I’ve grown up seeing the commercials and always though tit was too good to be true. But for $3, I thought I’d give it a try. Now…to really show you the power of this stuff I have to tell and show you what happened to my couch. Or else you just won’t get how amazed I am!
So this is your warning. If you already use this product and don’t want to read or see this nastiness created by my seemingly cute dog Maple, feel free to skip this post. If you have never used OxiClean Laundry, I suggest you just trust me and go get some, or if you need convincing please continue… at your own risk 🙂 The comparison picture will be at the very bottom of this post.
First off here is the couch:
What happened was…I don’t know when, I don’t know how, but Maple got a hold of some poor animal and ate it. And then the poor animal was regurgitated on our couch. I’m glad she didn’t fully digest the nasty thing, but did she really have to throw it up on the couch? The couch that she has never been allowed on. Not to mention the hardwood floors that are all over the first floor of our house. WE GOT THEM FOR HER! And our future children who will no doubt spill stuff.
When the stain was first spotted I yelled “OMG!” but almost immediately started laughing and accepted there wasn’t anything I could do about it, except clean it. And I realized even if the stain never came out, I would laugh every time I saw it. But this was the most serious stain I’ve ever come across, and I don’t have a lot of stain removal experience. In art class growing up, if I got paint on my shirt, I’d mix up more paint the same color as the fabric and paint over the spot. That was always good enough for me.
So I bought a bottle of OxiClean Laundry, sprayed the whole stain, let it soak for about 5-10 minutes, sprayed it again, scrubbed the spot with a microfiber cloth, rinsed the cloth, ringed out the cloth, blotted the spot with some of the water, let it dry over night, and most of the stain was already gone but the perimeter/border was still noticeable. So I lightly sprayed around the border of the stain, let it soak for 5 minutes, started scrubbing with the same microfiber cloth, and then let it dry over night. And WAH LA! No more gross stain! Only problem now is, I realized how dirty the rest of the couch is, so I will have to clean the whole thing another day 🙂
So here is the before and after picture: