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How to Remove Stains from Ultrasuede Upholstery

Kaye Wagner

Ultrasuede is a type of microfiber fabric that is commonly used in upholstery. Ultrasuede resembles suede leather, but it is cheaper, easier to clean, and environmentally friendly. Unlike other types of microfiber upholstery, Ultrasuede will not pill or absorb odors.

This is particularly important if you have pets, but you don't furniture that smells like your pets. Your stain removal process will depend on the type of stain you have. Always attempt to remove the stain as quickly as possible to prevent it from setting into the upholstery. Contact a professional if you are unable to remove the stain from your Ultrasuede upholstery.

Water-Based Stains

  1. Soak up as much of the stain as possible with paper towels.

  2. Soak a clean cloth in clear water. Wring out as much water as possible, so the cloth is only slightly damp.

  3. If the stain has dried, gently brush it with an old toothbrush to loosen it. Work from the outside of the stain toward the center. Do not brush too hard or you may put a hole in the upholstery.

  4. Dab the stain with the damp cloth. Work from the outside of the stain toward the inside to avoid spreading it.

  5. Let the Ultrasuede dry completely before brushing it with a suede brush. The suede brush will help restore the fabric’s nap.

Oil-Based Stains

  1. Slightly dampen a cloth with ethyl alcohol.

  2. Gently dab the ethyl alcohol onto the oil-based stain. Work from the outside of the stain toward the center. Do not vigorously rub the stain. The ethyl alcohol will loosen the stain.

  3. Remove the stain substance with a clean, dry cloth.

  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have removed the stain.

  5. Brush the upholstery with a suede brush to restore the nap.