Remove a Stain From a Bean Bag – 9 Methods Explained


It is a big headache for us if we get a stain on the bean bag we love. So, we need to get rid of the stain on the bean bag as soon as possible.

The method to remove a stain from a bean bag depends on the stain type and the bean bag type. You can use a paper towel with water and soap to wipe it out for wet and mild stains. But if the stain is from oil or wine, you’ll need to use a different approach to remove the stain. 

Think what we would do if we were sitting on the bean bag and sipping a cup of tea or glass of wine and some of it spilled on the bean bag. However, at a time like this, you no longer need to worry. Because once you read this article, you can remove stains from a beanbag yourself. 

At present, there are different bean bags types in the market. And also, many kinds of stains can dirt your bean bag.

So first of all, I mention general techniques to remove stains. But here, you should be highly aware of the fabric of the bean bag and whether you can or cannot use these techniques. 

Because the suitable method depends on the stain type and your bean bag type, after giving a general view, I hope to discuss stains types and appropriate techniques to remove them. 

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Methods to Remove a Stain From a Bean Bag

Using Cleaning Products

Most manufacturers produce bean bags with high-quality waterproof materials. Examples are high-quality vinyl and leather. So, you can easily remove or wipe many marks instantly from these types of bean bags.

If the stain is wet or not firm, you can wipe it using Chux or a strong paper towel with water and soap. But this can be varied with the satin type and the fabric or upholstery. So, you have to use an appropriate cleaning product. 

Hire a Professional Cleaner 

This is one technique, but it also does not match with all one’s needs and budget. Hiring a professional cleaner is good if you do not want to be tired of suborning stains. But make sure to describe your troublesome stains before hiring anyone. 

Wash Bean Bag Cover Using Washing Machine 

This is a simple technique to remove stains in your bean bag by cleaning the bean bag cover. But you can follow this with some fabrics such as cotton, linen, velvet. Not only that, this will be effective for remove some stains like mud stains. But you can not use a washing machine to remove stains in leather or vinyl bean bags. 

So before doing this, you should be highly aware of the fabric of your bean bag and the manufacturer’s instructions. If you want to gather more information regarding washing bean bags with a washing machine, you can click here

So now you have the general idea of how you remove your stains from the bean bag. Now I am going to share a few tips to remove some stains. 

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Remove Different Types of Stains

Remove Oil Stains in Ban Bag 

If your problem is oil stains, you can go through with the following simple steps. Further, this method is ideal for non-waterproof fabrics such as cotton, linen, velvet. 

Step 1: As soon as possible, soak up the excess oil 

Here, you can use a paper towel or old towel to remove or blot up the oil as much as possible. But do not try to rub the towel into the fabric because it causes the stain to spread. 

Step 2: Sprinkling powder on the affected area and wait for 15 minutes

Here, you can use baby powder, baking soda, talcum powder, or corn-starch. Because these powders help to soak up the oil immediately. 

Step 3: Remove the powder and do the same process if necessary 

You can use a spoon to remove the powder. Or else you can vacuum it. After removing the powder, if the affected area is still oily, apply the powder again. Then wait for 15 minutes, and scrap it away. 

Step 4: Blot the stain with solvent or soapy water 

You can make a solution by mixing one tablespoon or 15ml of dish soap with 2 cups or 470ml of cool water in the bowl or bucket. 

Then use a clean cloth to blot the stain. Do not forget to dip it into the soapy water before blotting and continue until the stain is removed. 

You can use dry cleaning solvent or Lestoil instead of soapy water. But before you use it, you should test these solvents on the fabric’s inconspicuous area. Further, check manufacturers’ guidelines.

Step 5: Remove the soap by using a wet sponge

First, take a clean sponge and dip it into the cool water. Then press it into the area where has the oil stain is. It will remove soap. 

Step 6: Then let it keep to dry 

Use a clean towel and blot the wet place. It allows absorbing excess liquid. Then let it allow to air dry. 

Remove the Wine Stain in Bean Bag 

Three simple methods can help you to remove wine stains. Here it is. 

Method 1: Use Baking Soda

Step 1: Soak up the wine as much as possible by using a paper towel or cloth

 Do not scrub it because it causes it to spread.

Step 2: Then apply cold water to the stain and dab or blot the stain further by using a clean cloth or paper towels

Step 3: Apply baking soda solution into the stain

You can prepare the baking soda cleaning solution by mixing one part baking soda with three parts water. Then wait until it dry and after remove it by using vacuum. 

Method 2: Use Club Soda 

Step 1: Soak up the excess wine by using a clean sponge 

Step 1: Rinsing the stain by using club soda and remove the liquid as much as possible by using a clean sponge

Method 3: Use Vinegar 

Step 1: Similarly, soak up the excess wine as much as possible 

Step 2: Then, apply the vinegar solution to the stain and rub it. 

Here you can use cleaning vinegar because it is effective than food vinegar to remove wine stains. 

You can make this solution by mixing two tablespoons of distilled vinegar and ¼ baking soda or salt. But the important thing is you should test it on the underside of the fabric before applying it to the stain. 

Step 3: Wait until it is dry and then vacuum properly 

Remove the Pee Stain from Bean Bag 

You can remove toddlers or pet pee stains. Not only that, you can eliminate the bad odor of pee from your bean bag. You need to follow simple steps to remove pee and smell out of the bean bag. Click here to know what they are. 

Remove Water-Based Paint Stains from Bean Bag 

This method can use for water-based paint includes indoor/outdoor paint, finger paint, and acrylic or poster paint.

If you have trouble like this, you can go through the below steps. Not only that, you can use these same steps for tea and coffee stains. 

Step 1: Scrap lightly to remove the excess paint. 

Step 2: Blot or dab the stained area from the soapy cloth or sponge.

Here you can use a mild soap such as a dish or laundry detergent, ivory. 

Step 3: It would be best if you dabbed the stain until removing it. But do not apply much water to the satin area because it spreads the stain. 

Step 4: Then remove the soapy residue by using a clean cloth or sponge with cool water

Step 5: If the stain still remains, you can blot the stain with acetone nail polish remover.

But you should test it on the underside of bean bag fabric before using it. Also, make sure the fabric of your bean bag does not contain triacetate or acetate. 

However, still, the stain is remaining; you have to hire an expert.

Final Words 

No matter what type of stain it is, it makes an unpleasant look to your bean bag. But you can remove the stains on your beanbag easily by using household things. But I mention that when you follow these techniques, you should be adequately aware of the fabrics of the bean bag. 

Sarah Williams

I’m Sarah Williams. A true fan of Bean Bag Chairs. The story of Bean Bags Expert goes to beginning of 2016. At the mid of 2016, I have planned the web site and bought this domain. Slowly this grew up like a little kid.

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