How To Remove Sudocrem From Sofa

How To Remove Sudocrem From Sofa

Accidents happen, and if you have Sudocrem stains on your sofa, don't panic. Sudocrem, while excellent for skin care, can be a challenge to remove from upholstery due to its thick and greasy nature. 

This guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions on effectively removing Sudocrem from your sofa and restoring it to its original condition.

Understanding Sudocrem Stains:

Sudocrem contains ingredients like zinc oxide and lanolin, which make it quite greasy and difficult to remove. Acting quickly and using the right cleaning methods are key to successfully removing these stains.

Materials Needed:

  • Spoon or dull knife
  • Paper towels
  • Baking soda or cornstarch
  • Dish soap
  • Warm water
  • Clean microfiber cloths
  • Vacuum cleaner (if you have a fabric sofa)

Step-by-Step Cleaning Process:

  • Gently Scrape Off Excess: Use a spoon or dull knife to scrape off as much Sudocrem as possible gently. Be careful not to spread the stain further.
  • Blot the Area: Blot the stained area with paper towels to absorb excess cream. Avoid rubbing, as this can push the stain deeper into the fabric.
  • Apply Baking Soda or Cornstarch: Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda or cornstarch over the stain. These substances help absorb the grease. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Vacuum the Powder: Gently vacuum up the baking soda or cornstarch.
  • Create a Cleaning Solution: Mix a small amount of dish soap with warm water. Dish soap is effective at cutting through grease.
  • Apply the Solution: Dip a microfiber cloth into the soapy water and gently dab the stain. Start from the outside and work your way in.
  • Rinse and Blot: Using a clean, damp cloth, blot the area to remove any soap residue.
  • Dry the Area: Pat the area dry with a dry microfiber cloth. Allow the sofa to air dry completely.

Additional Tips:

  • Patch Test: Always perform a patch test on a small, inconspicuous area of your sofa before applying any cleaning solution.
  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Harsh chemicals can damage sofa fabrics. Stick to mild dish soap and natural absorbents.
  • Frequent Checks: Regularly check the stain during the cleaning process to ensure the fabric is not being damaged.


Removing Sudocrem from your sofa can be challenging, but with the right approach, it's definitely manageable. The key is to act quickly and use gentle, effective cleaning methods. Following these steps, you can tackle Sudocrem stains and keep your sofa clean and well-maintained.

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