Sofas are not only vulnerable to surface stains, dust, and dirt, but grime can become deeply embedded into the fibres, too. Even if you can’t see the dirt, it is there. So for cleanliness and hygiene’s sake, clean upholstery on a regular basis. This is very important, and it does not have to be difficult.
If your sofas have removable covers, upholstery cleaning is simple: put them through the washing machine – just follow the instructions on the label. If your covers are not removable, however, you will need some suitable upholstery cleaning products and easy methods to tackle the stains and dirt.
Here’s how to clean upholstery swiftly and effectively – leaving you time for more relaxing activities.
- Pre-cleaning the sofa
The sofa’s surface is a place where there are waste or particles. You have to remove them before you start with the deep-cleaning. By using a hose attachment or dust-buster on a regular vacuum cleaner you can easy clean the sofas.
Using a stiff-bristled brush is the best way for breaking up, if there are any stains that have heavy dirt or dust on it removing. Then vacuum up the released dirt. To prevent any damages on the sofa’s surface just rub vigorously, but not hard enough.
Your average vacuum cleaner could not be able to remove pet hair, but there are companies which make products specifically for homes with pets. To remove pet hair or lint, good idea is to use a lint roller. Just use it after vacuum cleaning to to remove the pet hair completely.
Also your sofas have wood or other materials on them which want you to give them attention as well. To find an appropriate cleaning product for the surface you want to clean is really important to keep your sofas like new. But if you do not have specific cleaning products on hand, you can feel free to use all-purpose surface cleaner.
- Cleaning a Fabric Sofa with Water-Based Detergent and a Steam Cleaner
For deep-cleaning you have to use fabric pre-conditioner. It could be difficult for you to find it in your local store. But do not worry, you can purchase it online. This cleaner is used for easier debris removing, because it dissolve the oil during shampooing.
Read the label of the product to find out how much of the product you have to use for your sofa. To be easier for you make the solution in a bowl or other container.
To check if this pre-conditioner is good for your sofas. With the rag soaked with the solution just wipe a little part of the sofa.
Just leave the sofas alone until it air dries completely.
If there is any discolouration do not use this pre-conditioner. But if everything is good, just apply on all over the sofas and then leave them to dry completely.
- Leather sofa’s cleaning
Wiping a leather sofas down with a damp rag works really good as part of your regular cleaning routine.
But sometimes you should clean it deeper. Leather upholstery can be easily damaged or discoloured if you use a cleaning product with harsh chemicals. Before you start to clean you leather sofas you have to buy a product which is made specifically for leather upholstery. Do not apply the cleaning product directly on the sofa’s surface. First apply it to a rag and then by using this rag apply the product to the sofa. Wipe the rag over the entire leather, make sure you do not miss anything. Wipe down the leather surface to remove the cleaner which you applied by using a dry and fresh cloth. Mix two parts of flax or linseed oil and one part white vinegar. Using sponge soaked into this solution dab the leather in a grid pattern.
Let this solution work on the sofas for few hours or overnight, if it is possible.
After sofa’s overnight conditioning, by using dry clean towel wipe it down. This will make the leather healthy and shiny!
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