Chenille yarn, made from various fabrics such as cotton, olefin and rayon, provides a soft and luxurious feel to sofa furniture. The fabric has two features: short filament lengths called pile encased in a firmer yarn known as the core. Cleaning a stain that has sunk into the chenille fabric involves using a delicate balance to remove the blemish without pulling out or damaging the yarn.
Things You'll Need
- White paper towel
- White cloth
- Dry cleaning solvent
- Baby brush
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Wet a white paper towel with water and squeeze out the excess liquid. Gently dab at the stain on the chenille sofa, working from the outside edges of the mark towards the center. Avoid rubbing the fabric with the paper towel and blot only. Remove as much of the stain that will lift from the chenille sofa.
Apply 1/2 tsp. dry cleaning solvent to a clean white cloth. Softly blot the remaining stain with the cleaner. Inspect the stain after blotting for 20 seconds. If the stain remains, continue adding additional solvent to the cloth and blotting the stain until it disappears.
Brush the affected area lightly with a soft baby brush to restore the fabric and remove any flat or matted areas caused from the cleaning procedure.