How to Remove Goo Gone From Upholstery

Goo Gone is an amazing product that can remove almost any kind of gunk, including gum, tape or paint, from almost any kind of surface. Still, as useful as Goo Gone can be, it comes with it own set of stain problems. Goo Gone sometimes can leave an oily residue behind when used on upholstery or other fabrics. However, these stains can be removed easily when treated quickly. Because stains left by Goo Gone tend to have an oily residue, you should approach removing Goo Gone stains on upholstery just like you would an oil stain on clothing.

Removing Oily Stains

Step 1

Blot any excess liquid from the stain with a clean paper towel or cloth. This will help to keep the oil from going any deeper into the fabric.

Step 2

Pour a small amount of laundry detergent onto the stain, then add a small amount of warm water to the detergent. Begin working the detergent into the stain using a soft brush. If a brush is not available, work the detergent into the stain using a clean towel. Do not rub the fabric together to remove the stain, the friction of rubbing the stained fabric together can cause the stain to push deeper into the fabric. You also can add a pretreatment product if available.

Step 3

Get a bowl and fill it about halfway with hot water. Dip a clean towel into the water and dab the stain. This will help to break up any excess detergent as well as lift the stain. Once the stain has come up, take a dry cloth and dab the wet area to soak up any excess water. Allow the area to dry.