Lyn asked: How do I clean melted cheese from a fabric sofa that has been scotchguarded? A piece of toast with melted cheese fell face down on the fabric of the sofa. All the fat soaked into the fabric, and some of the cheese stuck to the fabric. I attempted to wipe it off with a damp paper towel, but was unsuccessful. Now, there is a noticeable mark, and some of the cheese is still stuck to it.
If stains on your treated fabrics don’t respond to the usual treatment of blotting with club soda, it’s best to use a product manufactured for the job. The best method will depend on the type of fabric you have, but in general, this tip will get those oily cheese messes off most treated fabric surfaces.
You Will Need:
- Scotchgard Fabric & Upholstery Cleaner
- Butter knife or other blunt object
- Clean towel(s)
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- First, remove as much of the solid stain as possible using the rounded blunt tip of a butter knife or similar object. If the stain is gooey, place ice in a plastic bag and hold it over the goo until it hardens, then gently chip it away.
- Next, apply Scotchgard stain remover. Follow label directions and don’t forget to test in a hidden area before you begin.
- Blot the stain with a clean towel. Turn the towel frequently to a clean spot to prevent spreading the stain.
- Repeat as needed until you no longer see favorable results.
- If the stain remains, consult a professional.
Additional Tips and Advice
- If the oily stain soaked into the fabric, it may be time to treat the fabric again.
- Scotchgard should not be used on fabric with a cleanability code of X. If your fabric features this code, contact the manufacturer for cleaning instructions or call in a professional.