Every thread of material is coated with a completely natural (hoorah for no nasties harming our environment), unique technology which means that nothing is impossible to remove… however long it is left.
You just need to add water to the stain which coaxes it to the surface and washes it off.
So, so brilliant and just what I needed.
Putting our Aquaclean sofa to the test
First of all the sofa has lived up to regular, day to day wear very well. It is sat on every single day, by me, a baby, my husband, visitors, the cat…(*for more on the cat see at the bottom)
In fact, the cat has taken a particular liking to it and now she has started moulting ready for the warmer weather, she is depositing hair on it on a daily basis. Aquaclean fabrics have a treatment that prevents dust and hair from adhering to the fabric so it has been easy to brush and hoover those hairs right off.
In terms of accidents and spills, thanks to the baby the sofa has seen it all. Plenty of which I would say goes above just regular day to day wear.
In the last six months, I have cleaned off biro, milk, baby dribble and vomit (sorry if TMI), spilled drinks and food including tomato pasta sauce (I was nervous at this one, I won’t lie) all with a bit of water and some paper towel.
Don’t believe me? Thought you might be a little unsure that I was telling the truth so I did some tests for you!
I tested out some pretty tough stain contenders to see if the stains really would come out with just water: Cranberry sauce, black coffee, red wine and biro.
I also did milk but it cleaned up SO easily – it just soaked up with kitchen paper and was gone – that I thought I would do it again with something a bit tougher and did it over with the coffee.
First of all, I mopped up the excess stuff/liquids with tissue paper – the liquids soaked up pretty well getting rid of a lot already.
Then I poured over water on to the stains and let it soak in. After a minute or two I went in with the kitchen paper and wiped/dabbed at the area.
The cranberry sauce came off pretty easily in a minute or two. After a while I looked again and thought I could see a very faint hint of pink so went over it again with another pour of water and some more rubs just to be sure. There was no trace whatsoever ever after that.
The coffee came up prettily easily.
The red wine was the toughest. I gave it two pours of water and then the next day went over it again but it did come out.
I thought the biro would be really tough but it wasn’t too bad. Again, I gave it two pours of water and after the second it was all gone!
But all stains gone pretty quickly and easily – bravo Aquaclean. I have got to say, I have been really impressed and it has meant one less thing to worry about.
So there you have it. So far, so good. I highly recommend if you are a bit clumsy , don’t want to tip-toe round your sofa, have kids, dogs, babies, messy husbands, guests you can’t trust or all of the above!
So, you want one now too don’t you!
Where to get an Aquaclean sofa from
Aquaclean fabric is now available from pretty much all the big sofa retailers. You can see them all on the Aquaclean website here.
I went for a Rose sofa from The Lounge Co in Violet Gin which is a pale grey with very slight purple undertones in certain lights (not much though). I love the gorgeous traditional style and it is wonderfully comfortable.
Also, given the times we are in where we can’t get out to test sofas out and there are likely to be delays on orders, I thought it might still be useful for you to know that I ordered this sofa purely online without seeing or sitting on it first. I have not regretted that for a moment, it really is very comfy.
I’d love to hear if you have ever suffered an irreparable sofa stain and wished you had Aquaclean?
*Talking about the cat…as an aside, one of my hopes for this fabric was that the cat didn’t scratch it. Initially I was going to get a velvet as cats seem less inclined to pull at that but that didn’t feel right for our kitchen space. In the end I chose a cotton touch fabric which doesn’t have a pronounced weave and my thinking was the cat couldn’t get her claws in to it. I don’t want to vouch for every cat, but for us, so far so good. I have not seen her actively scratching it and if she has there aren’t any pulls. Please note: Aquaclean don’t make any statements about being safe from cats claws – it was just my hope that it might be and so far it seems to be holding up.