Ways to clean upholstery


Fabric sofas look great and can be especially cozy and warm and we all love to bum on a couch but it is not merrymaking to be on a dirty sofa. Over time your couch catches all spots and additionally crumbs, spilled drinks, pet hair, dirt, and oil from your hands and feet build up on your couch and make it look ugly and if you fail to clean dirt regularly it will be a part of your upholstery fabric. a deep-clean For upholstered furniture, may seem like an impossible task.

Here are some tips for handy cleaning of your furniture upholstery, but there are a few factors you need to consider while determining how to clean it properly.

Always, have a look at the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions before trying to remove stains from upholstery or freshen up your couch. Failing to do so could ruin your couch. If there are no instructions you have then seek for the tag of your fabric which depicts the nature of your fabric and let you know about the cleaning and washing instructions. Proper reading can save you from damage.

 It is necessary to determine the fabric of your upholstery before starting cleaning it. If your upholstery fabric has a tag of “x” you should only vacuum it with an attachment, this  “S” sign on the tag indicates that it requires solvent-based cleaners that have to be clearly labeled with the directions you require to follow for those particular products. If you have a mark of  “W” or “WS,” you may be able to use a steam cleaner for upholstery.

Use of a hand vacuum or the brush attachment on your vacuum helps you to clean debris and dirt from the surface. Be sure to clean it properly to remove pet hairs, crumbs, dirt, and food particles. If the upholstery is not attached, remove them and vacuum both sides. If there is a lot of pet hair, make use of a lint roller to remove those the vacuum can’t get.

To remove stains you can use a commercial cleaner or you can make your own homemade cleaners from natural ingredients available in the kitchen.

This DIY is for the cleaning purpose of fabric upholstery:  mix –forth cup vinegar, 3/4 warm water, and 1 tablespoon for dish soap. Put in a spray bottle. Mist over it. Scrub it with a soft cloth until the stain is lightened. Then use another cloth damp with clean water to remove the applied soap. Then dry with a towel appropriately.

For leather upholstery take 1/2 cup olive oil mix it with 1/4 cup vinegar and put it into a spray bottle. Spray the cleaner on the surface of the couch and wipe with a soft cloth.

For cleaning the synthetic fabric upholstery you would need a mixture of 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of warm water, and 1/2 tablespoon of liquid dish soap or castile soap in a spray bottle. Mist the area and scrub with a soft cloth till the stain is gone.

Let it dry properly. If it’s humid and attached then you may want to set up a box fan pointed at the sofa for speed drying.