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Remove Stains From Used Furniture
How to Clean and Disinfect Used Furniture

Use rubbing alcohol and cotton balls to remove ink stains from furniture.

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Removing stains from furniture can be difficult. However, with a bit of elbow grease and some familiar household items, you can remove the following:

  • Crayon - If your item has any crayon stains on it, you can take a rag and rub a bit of WD40 into the area to remove the stain.
  • Ink - For ink stains, try using rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and gently rub on the area. This works well for certain types of leather furniture as well.
  • Rust - A solution of lemon juice and salt, mild dish soap and ammonia or a store-bought rust removal product can help you remove rust stains from furniture.
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