One of the best ways to unwind is to sink into your couch with a book. The couch is also treasured by many of those who love the comfort that it provides. You might’ve often felt this after having a hard day at work. It is, therefore, our responsibility to care for the couch and maintain it well. So, here we’ve presented some of the best ways to keep your upholstered furniture clean.
Cleaning the fabric
Vacuuming all over your upholstered furniture would be a great start for cleaning its fabric. The seams can also be cleaned in this manner. You must certainly follow the directions provided on the upholstery attachment. Once you’re done vacuuming all the dust particles, spray gently all over with an upholstery cleaner. In the beginning, you can test an inconspicuous area by spraying lightly on the fabric.
You must not spray directly on it. Then, scrub the upholstery evenly with a dry cloth of microfiber in a circular motion. This wipes off the cleaning solution entirely. You must avoid using printed or coloured towels as your upholstery might get discoloured owing to the dye. For removing the stains on fabric sofas, the affected areas must be sprayed with isopropyl alcohol.
Test an out-of-sight area in the beginning. Then, wipe the surface gently until the stains are gone or barely visible. You must also check the chemical components used in the upholstery cleaner before using it. Cleaners that contain Perchloroethylene or Perc is infamous for their harmful effects on human health. To be on the safer side, use non-chlorinated or non-toxic solvents.
Cleaning the leather
Start with vacuuming and don’t forget the seams, and areas inside the nooks and crannies. These are the places where most of the dust particles get accumulated. Then clean the surface with a dry cloth that has a small amount of leather cleaner.
In case you don’t have a leather cleaner, white vinegar can be used as a substitute. Dampening the dry cloth with vinegar and wiping off your furniture produces the same result. The leather cleaner and solvents must be used to a minimum. Even a very small amount of moisture would be enough to invite mildews.
Vacuuming must be done regularly. Upholstery cleaner must be used to remove stains on leather furniture. Spray it on the stains and keep it for some time. Then, you can blot it gently after about fifteen minutes with a damp cloth.
Cleaning the leatherette
Leatherette can be a lot easier to clean compared to other kinds of upholstery. If you don’t have a multipurpose cleaner, you can use a bar of liquid dish soap. To clean the leatherette, add a drop of liquid dish soap to a bowl of water. Then dampen a clean and dry hand towel in the mildly soapy solution. Wipe all over the leatherette upholstery.
Grab another clean and dry hand towel and wet it with plain water. Wipe down the leatherette with the towel and allow it to dry. If there are stains on the leatherette upholstery, you can clean it with a nail polish remover. Apply it to the stained area and scrub using a mild force. Take the utmost care not to scrub hard, as it can remove the natural colour.