Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stains, Be Gone!!

With two little kids, we've rethought our leather couch many times. I still love the couch, after all, it's like the only piece of furniture we have that was bought new. . .and we know my stingy husband is not buying a new one anytime soon. . .

My daughter, the little Picasso, loves to draw on everything. I (foolishly) let my son play with an ink pad and stamps yesterday. With both instances, I was left trying to get (fresh) ink off the leather couch. Normally, I would have used "special, magical" cleaning solution they talked us into buying when we bought the couch. How did they get my squeak-when-he walks-husband to buy that? Oh yeah--that was my call. . .

Now, I use a baby wipe. I just grab a wipe from the container and Presto! The ink and most other stains disappear. Maybe it's the alcohol content in the wipes--I really don't know. I can tell you that it doesn't appear to cause any damage to the leather. It obviously doesn't work (as well) with old, set-in stains.

It works for us. To find out what works for other people, check out Rocks in my Dryer.

HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING! SEE YOU MONDAY!

2 comments:

brudcrew said...

I think baby wipes are miraculous little things. They take stains out of carpet and some clothes. I use them to pretreat before cleaning. Just be careful to test first. They can sometimes discolor, but with 4 kids I'll take that chance before throwing it away or calling a professional carpet cleaner daily.
Not to mention using them on my swiffer mop, to wipe up car, kids, myself, shoes, grocery carts, and on and on. I keep a package in my purse, car, and every level of my house. I buy them in bulk at Costco! Needless to say, baby wipes rank right up there with the invention of disposable diapers and feminine hygeine products in my mind.

CC said...

See this is exactly why my husband soooo wants a leather couch!