What to Consider When Cleaning Furniture Upholstery

Posted by Serkan Yapicilar on

There are a few factors you need to keep in mind when determining how to clean furniture fabric parts properly.

Using microfiber cloths make cleaning easier and will not bleed or leave residue on your sofa.

Water may seem harmless, but if you use it to clean a couch that specifically calls for a solvent-based cleaner and nothing else, you’re going to be in for an unpleasant surprise. Believe it or not, the water will actually leave a stain on your sofa.

It is always best to use cleaning products designed for fabric, look for product that are non-bleaching specifically. Don’t run the risk of ruining your furniture by using a product that is not non-bleaching!

Always check the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions before attempting to remove stains from your sofa or freshen up your couch. Failing to do so could void warranties or flat-out ruin your couch. Stick to the suggestions, they know what’s best for your couch. If you no longer have the manufacturer’s recommendations consult a professional.

Home-made Water-based cleaner: It is easy to make a mixture at home for cleaning your upholstered furniture. Simply fill a bucket with warm water, then add a couple drops of traditional white soap and mix well. Dip a sponge into the detergent mixture and rub some of it onto the back or underside of the upholstery - somewhere where it is not likely to be seen. Wipe the spot dry with a cloth and then let it air dry completely. This is one of the most common mixtures for cleaning fabrics, however if any discoloration occurs, don't use the detergent mixture. Consider instead, having the furniture cleaned professionally.

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