How to Clean Upholstered furniture for Stunning Looks! Here are the 5 Tips

  • 2 months ago

Upholstered furniture can get a lot of wear. Even if you or your family are very careful, accidents and spillages can happen. Stains on fabric-covered furniture such as sofas, chairs, and ottomans can be prevented by not allowing pets or food to enter the room. But that isn’t the practical solution. The key is to know what to do if stains occur. It is possible to handle spillages, stains, or other mishaps easily if you work quickly and clean your upholstery frequently.

Upholstered furniture can get a lot of wear. Even if you or your family are very careful, accidents and spillages can happen. Stains on fabric-covered furniture such as sofas, chairs, and ottomans can be prevented by not allowing pets or food to enter the room. But that isn’t the practical solution. The key is to know what to do if stains occur. It is possible to handle spillages, stains, or other mishaps easily if you work quickly and clean your upholstery frequently.

Here are some tips to keep your furniture looking new and extend its life span.

Vacuum Upholstered Sofas Often

Upholstered objects can gather as much dirt, dust, microbes, and other contaminants as carpets or rugs. Be sure to vacuum your upholstery weekly if you want it to stay in good shape. This will prevent your fabric from becoming stained or worn. Also, keep your upholstery clean from dirt and dust to prevent it from tearing.

How to?

You can replace the carpeting and floor on your vacuum by using the upholstery attachment. Then, run the attachment over your entire sofa or armchair. The bristles on the attachment are designed to remove dust and dirt particles stuck to fabric and brush furniture's fibers. Do not forget to lift and vacuum all removable parts as well as cushions. Make sure to reach the hard-to-reach corners and folds of your furniture. This step is vital because dust or dirt that settles in these areas can gradually deteriorate the fabric and reduce its lifespan. Faux leather furniture and leather furniture are often thought to be easy to vacuum. Leather upholstery must also be vacuumed frequently. The material will begin to age quicker and become less durable with the addition of dirt and dust.

Use baby wipes to clean

Baby wipes can be very effective in quick upholstery cleaning. However, they should be tested first in an inconspicuous place to ensure that the fabric is not damaged. These wipes can be used on leather, cotton, and polyester upholstery. You can keep a travel bag in your living space for quick spot cleaning when spillages occur. For spot cleaning rugs, baby wipes work well. Coffee drips and other spillages can be quickly dealt with using baby wipes.

Prevent stains on upholstered furniture

Spots in upholstery are not a cosmetic problem. If spillages are left unattended they can build up and cause permanent damage to the fabric. Old stains are harder to clean as it is difficult to identify the type.

How to?

To prevent staining, it is best to get rid of them as soon as possible. This may seem obvious but many people who are asked for upholstery cleaning services admit that they sometimes delay cleaning up spills from their sofas and armchairs. Knowing this, we understand that stain removal is not something you would like to do during a workday. But it is well worth the effort. You should not put off treating a stain if it's unclear what it is or you don't possess the right cleaning products.

Deep Clean Upholstered Furnishings

Deep cleaning of upholstery is essential to keeping it in top condition. Deep cleaning will get rid of all the dirt and dust stuck to the furniture that normal vacuums can't reach. Deep cleaning removes all bacteria and dust mites that may be present in upholstered fabrics.

How to?

Although there are many methods for cleaning upholstery, hot water extraction, also known as steam cleaning, is the most popular. This method is recommended by both the manufacturer and the expert cleaners. It is best to outsource the job to a professional cleaning service. You could always hire equipment and attempt the task yourself. However, even the smallest errors in temperature settings or choosing the wrong product may cause irreversible damage.

Removing Pet Hair from Upholstered Furniture

Pet owners will know the pain of trying to clean fur off furniture. Even vacuuming can't always remove pet hairs from upholstery.

How to?

You are advised to use rubber gloves to remove pet hair from your furniture. The static created by the gloves pulls the hair from the edge and allows you to vacuum it off. You can also make your static spray by mixing water with some fabric softener.  For this, you first need to spray the solution on the furniture and wipe off the hair with a cloth. Other tools can be used to remove fur from upholstery, such as furniture brushes and vacuums made for pets.

Spot cleaning and frequent vacuuming can help extend the life of your upholstery. It is important to take preventive steps to maintain the sofa's beautiful appearance. If the circumstances are particularly dire, you might need professional upholstery cleaning service.

 

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