How to Clean a Coke Spill Off a Sofa

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Things You'll Need

  • White paper towels

  • Spray bottle

  • 1 tablespoon non-bleach dishwashing soap

  • Container

  • Spoon

  • 2 white cloths

  • White cloth towel


Blot extremely stubborn Coke stains with dry-cleaning solvent. Follow the specific solvent’s directions.


Do not rub the Coke stain, as it may spread.

Bleach-based dishwashing soap may damage the sofa upholstery’s color.

Coke spills can ruin a sofa’s appearance.

A Coke spill can quickly permeate sofa upholstery and blemish the fabric with dark stains that become more insoluble the longer they set. Like all beverages, Coke requires prompt removal from sofas to ensure full recovery of the fabric upholstery. Fortunately, there are a variety of solutions that effectively remove Coke spills from an upholstered sofa.

Step 1

Blot up the excess Coke, using white paper towels. Absorb as much of the soda spill as possible.

Step 2

Fill a spray bottle with cool water. Spray the Coke stain with the water, lightly moistening the upholstery. Let the water permeate the dark soda stain for 1 minute.

Step 3

Blot the moistened Coke stain with a fresh paper towel. Absorb as much soda as possible.

Step 4

Inspect the sofa upholstery for Coke. If the dark spill stain remains, add 1 tablespoon of non-bleach dishwashing soap to a container, and add 2 cups of cool water to the container.

Step 5

Stir the dishwashing soap solution until thoroughly mixed. Moisten a white cloth with the mixed solution.

Step 6

Blot the remaining Coke with the moistened cloth until the dark blemish dissolves. Fold the cloth frequently while blotting so you're always using a clean portion of the cloth.

Step 7

Dampen another cloth with cool water. Tamp the previously Coke-stained upholstery until thoroughly rinsed. Flush out the detergent residue.

Step 8

Blot the moisture off the sofa's upholstery, using a white towel.


April Dowling

April Dowling first started writing in high school and has written many news articles for newspaper and yearbook publications. She is currently pursuing a career as an online writer and affiliate marketer. Dowling writes for several websites and keeps many blogs.