Asked on Jun 23, 2018

My new expensive couch accidentalky got bleach.what to do.

SharonB. EnneWilliam


Can't sleep out if depression pls help .
What can be done.

7 answers
  • Pat Russell
    Pat Russell
    on Jun 23, 2018

    Hi, Bus: much sympathy. The color is gone, but maybe it can be dyed? Check with a professional reupholsterer, I think, for ideas.
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Jun 23, 2018

    what is the couch made of?
  • Barbara
    on Jun 23, 2018

    Ouch. I'm sorry but this probably doesn't have an easy fix. I hope this happened to the removable cushion covers and you can possibly find a fabric that will blend well with the remainder of the sofa. Or if you are artistic you could use a fabric paint first to try and match the color and if not to paint a design all over the sofa. I recently had a mover ruin a linen sofa. He had to pay $4000. (yes thousand) to have it recovered. The entire move was such a disaster and so much was damaged that I had to have a serious talk with myself about being attached to "stuff". So I understand your depression. I hope you can put this disappointment behind you soon.
  • Brenda Brandt Deason
    Brenda Brandt Deason
    on Jun 23, 2018

    Bleach removes the color, and there isn’t a way to bring it back. If it’s on a removable cushion, you can flip it over. If it’s on the arm or the back, you may need to cover it with a throw. When my cat scratched thousands of little holes in my leather couch when I wasn’t home, I felt awful for awhile as well. Since it was on the side and back mostly, I was able to rearrange the furniture so that it’s mostly out of sight now. It’s a hard thing, but it will be OK. It becomes part of our history.
  • William
    on Jun 23, 2018

    Try using craft fabric paint and mix colors to get as close to what you have. Experiment on scrap fabric as color changes as it dries.
  • B. Enne
    B. Enne
    on Jun 23, 2018

    1- Check your care guide or contact the manufacturer to see what they suggest.

    2-If you want to try a DIY remedy (NOT recommended):

    You MUST make sure the bleach is thoroughly rinsed OUT with water before trying anything chemical.You do NOT want to create a toxic gas, that could harm your family or pets.

    Then keep blotting until there is no more bleach smell on the blotting cloth. You may have to rinse a few times. Do NOT rush or skip that step!!!

    Do a Google search to check for more remedies. "how to remove bleach from a sofa".

    I normally do a search for people, but I in good conscience, cannot suggest something that can cause a chemical reaction that can harm you.
  • Sharon
    on Jun 23, 2018

    The best you can do depending on the type of material is try to match some dye to the fabric and dye it. Rit Dye has 2 formulas, one for synthetic fabrics called DyeMore and the original one for natural fabrics. They have a great color formula chart to match about anything. I've seen many articles on people using a spray bottle to dye furniture, might take more than one spraying to get darker colors. I would mask off the surrounding area with plastic and frog tape.
    The only other thing I can recommend is to contact the manufacturer for extra fabric if its just a cushion, and pay to have it reupholstered.
    Keep the bleach out of the living room.
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