How to Remove Water Stains From a Fabric Chair

Finding a water stain on your fabric chair is disheartening. Water stains leave behind a visible discoloration that alters the appearance of the entire chair. Whether a glass of water was spilled and not cleaned up promptly, or a wet rag was left sitting on the fabric, it is important to treat water stains on fabric properly so the problem doesn't get worse.

Wipe up spills immediately to avoid leaving water stains on your fabric chair.

Step 1

Moisten the affected area of the fabric chair with a wet rag. The area should be thoroughly moistened, but not soaking wet.

Step 2

Stack paper towels until the stack is approximately 1/8-inch thick. Place the stack of paper towels on top of the stained area of the fabric. Place a heavy object such as a glass vase or heavy pan on top of the paper towels.

Step 3

Apply air from a fan or a hairdryer to the area to transfer the moisture from the fabric to the paper towels. Hold the fan or hairdryer about 6 inches from the fabric. Apply the air until the fabric has dried. If using a hairdryer, make sure to use only the cool setting.

Kimbry Parker

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.