Vomit Stain Removal for Upholstery
What You'll Need Before You Start:
- Protective Gloves
- Baking Soda
- Powdered Oxygen Bleach
- Clean White Cloths
Vomit stains on upholstery can be especially difficult to remove. Many detergents can leave residue behind that will attract dirt, making a bad situation worse. However, simply sponging with water does nothing to remove the stain or the lingering odor that comes with a vomit stain. Powdered oxygen bleach is recommended for vomit stains on upholstery because it takes care of the stain and odor without leaving behind any residue to make upholstered items soil more easily.
To remove vomit stains from upholstery using powdered oxygen bleach (note: these instructions are only recommended for washable upholstery; check your item's label for washing instructions):
- Don protective gloves.
- Scrape any solid vomit material off the upholstery, taking care not to spread or smear the stain.
- Blot as much excess liquid as possible from the stain with clean white cloths.
- Make a solution of powdered oxygen bleach and warm water, making sure the powder is completely dissolved.
- Apply the solution to the stain, and rub in with a clean white cloth.
- Allow the solution to sit for several minutes. Do not allow the solution to dry on the upholstery.
- Blot with a clean white cloth.
- Rinse thoroughly by sponging the stain with a clean white cloth soaked in warm water.
- Allow to dry.