Suede Couch + elderly dog...

Old 08-16-06, 06:42 PM
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Suede Couch + elderly dog...

I recently purchased a suede sofa set from a co-worker, noticing after payment and the couches were loaded into the truck that there was feces in the area where one of the couches was moved from. Unfortunately, I didn't say anything. Upon inspection in daylight (previously I'd only viewed the couches in a living room with blinds closed) I can see the damage done by the two young children and two dogs, one elderly small dog and one almost full-grown lab. On the side of the loveseat is a spot that looks like the elderly dog had an "accident." I'm curious if anyone knows what is the best way I can clean these couches up? My husband and I are newly married and in our own place for the first time and he's tired of leaving the couches in the garage. We have a dog as well, and I'm nervous about him marking the loveseat even though my husband assures me that Rosco has never done that before.
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Old stains are often impossible to remove. Check for recommended cleaning method label. Not all upholstery fabrics can be cleaned with water or water-based cleaners. Some require dry cleaning. Some can only be vacuumed. Even if you can clean the stains off the upholstery fabric, you can not clean the padding beneath.

Pet messes are best cleaned using an enzyme digester cleaner. These are sold as pet mess cleaners at pet stores and marketed under a variety of names such as Out, Nature's Miracle, and more. The trick to using enzyme cleaners is to give the enzymes time to digest stains. Repeat applications may be necessary. Test any DIY cleaning methods in inconspicuous place for ill effects before proceeding.

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