Getting yogurt out of a couch isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it’s not impossible either. All you need is hydrogen peroxide and a little bit of elbow grease, and your stain-covered furniture will be looking like new again in no time.
Scrape off excess yogurt.
- Now that you’ve covered the area with yogurt, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes so that it can soak into the fabric.
- Use a spoon or spatula to scrape off any excess yogurt from the couch cushion and remove any yogurt that was on top of the fabric before you began, so only the stained portion remains in place. Don’t use anything sharp—you could damage your carpeting!
Wet stain with cold water.
Now that you have your yogurt stain, it’s time to get this mess cleaned up. To start, wet the stain with cold water. Cold water helps to set the stain and dissolve the yogurt so that it can be removed easier later on. Do not use hot water as this will cause more damage to your carpet than good!
Now that you have wetted the stain, use a clean cloth or paper towel and blot gently at the area until no more residue remains on either side of your cloth/paper towel (if you are using a cloth). Repeat this process until all traces of the yogurt has disappeared and then rinse with lukewarm water
Sprinkle on baking soda.
Baking soda will help remove the stain and clean out any odors. As a bonus, it’s also a natural odor neutralizer, so if you have lingering smells from dogs or cats, this can be a good way to tackle those too. Just don’t use too much—you don’t want to end up with an uncomfortable amount of powder on your couch!
Spray on a mixture of dish soap and hydrogen peroxide until the stain is covered.
First, you’ll want to spray on a mixture of dish soap and hydrogen peroxide until the stain is covered. Let it sit for a few minutes before blotting with a clean cloth. Then, vacuum up any remaining residue!
Blot the area with a clean cloth until most of the stain is gone.
If you see a yogurt stain on your couch, you can remove it with some distilled white vinegar. Dampen a cloth, wipe up the area with plain water and then blot the area with a clean cloth until most of the stain is gone. Blotting may take several minutes if you have an extensive stain to remove and don’t overdo it or else you could spread it across other areas of your sofa or flooring.
After blotting, check for remaining spots by flipping over cushions to look at backsides of furniture items as well as looking under chairs and tables where spills tend to collect in low-traffic areas.
Let the area dry for about an hour, then vacuum up any remaining residue.
The first step to getting yogurt out of a couch is to let the area dry for about an hour, then vacuum up any remaining residue.
If you put anything on the stain while it’s still wet, you risk having that substance absorb into the fabric and possibly make things worse. If this happens, try using a cleaner designed specifically for car seats or furniture in order to remove any oils or stains from your couch.
Hydrogen peroxide works great for getting yogurt out of carpeting!
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer. It can be used to clean many types of stains, including blood, pet waste, ink and more. It’s also a safe alternative to bleach because it doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals or fumes that could be harmful to your health.
While hydrogen peroxide works great on carpeting, it’s not recommended for use on wood or linoleum floors because they may discolor over time when exposed to the chemical compound.
We hope that you have found our tips helpful, and if you have any other ideas or questions about removing stains from your couch, please feel free to leave a comment below!
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