Removing Stains from Upholstery:

Whether it’s muddy shoes on the couch or an accidental spill on your favourite armchair, a stain on your upholstery can be stressful – especially if you’re not sure what it is or when it got there. The good news is, our carpet and upholstery stain removers are designed to treat even the toughest of stains and work as the best solution for bringing your upholstery back to life.

For optimal results, read on for more detailed instructions on how to get the most out of Vanish.

How to get rid of stains from upholstery

To remove stains from a sofa or any other upholstery, try to act quick. Whether it’s a chair, sofa or headboard, remove as much excess spillage as possible by blotting with a paper or cotton towel. Next (or if the stain has already set), use Vanish Oxi Action Carpet & Upholstery Vacuum Up Powder. It removes five times more dirt than vacuuming alone, so it’s perfect for large areas. Always test on a hidden area first for colour fastness, and if fine, follow these simple steps:

How to get rid of stains from upholstery


Oxi Action Carpet & Upholstery Spot Treatment Spray

Vanish Power O2 Carpet & Multi fabric remover
Stain removal in just 30 seconds.


  1. Spray the product onto the sofa and leave for 5 mins (max).
  2. Blot away with a clean, absorbent cloth.
  3. Repeat as many times as necessary.
  4. Important: Always check the label on your sofa – if it’s velvet, brocade or unsuitable for wet cleaning, you should refer to a professional cleaner.


A top tip for removing various stains from sofas is to remember that water temperature should change depending on the type of stain. For example, you should always use cool water to flush out blood stains, but hot water will work better on greasy oil stains.

General advice

  • Please refer to the packaging for specific product usage and advice.
  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. Store the product only in the original container and always fasten the lid.
  • Do not expose product to direct sunlight.
  • Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric, rug or carpet.
  • For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.