How many of you have gone through this issue? Let say you get some upholstered furniture but like with most things in your home it gets a bit messy. It could have been handed down furniture that just needs some extra care or it could have been loved by the dirt brought in from your children and pets. Well whatever the cause was now is the time for a solution for your upholstery care. So here are some ways to help clean off those pesky stains, spots or overall dirt-clots that make their way to your upholstered furniture.
How to Clean Your Upholstered Furniture
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A Simple Sudsing Method
Sudsing, which some get confused with soaking- it is not, will help to lift away the stains that may have been more set in. One way to do this trick is to mix some warm water and a tiny bit of clear dish soap in a bucket or large bowl, then take a soft bristle upholstery brush and dint it into the mixture and apply to a small area of the upholstery. Be sure that you are not roughly brushing the area yet lightly stroking the area, then with a damp cloth clean the area. Be sure you check your labeling before doing any sudsing, some fabrics may need it others may just need a quick suction process.
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Vacuum Cleaning to do the Trick
Typically vacuums are just used for in taking the crumbs, leftover snakes and minute misc. items that get stuck in between cushions of the furniture within our homes. Take the upholstery tube attachment of the vacuum and like you would as if you are vacuuming the floor, make overlapping strokes on the upholstery from left to right. This will help to clean up the dirt spots that like to cling on to more shaggy fibers in certain upholstery.
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Spots on Specific Fabrics
Now if the fabric has more of the linen, polyester-acrylic or even cotton fibers to it then the cleaning process might be a bit different if it has certain messy spots on it. In that case, you want to get some carpet and rug dry cleaner along with pre-mist capture soil release and your vacuum. First use the pre-mist then sprinkle the dry cleaner and rub the cleaner with a dry cloth and then use the vacuum. If the spot remains then you can repeat the process, but be careful that you do not over do-it on the upholstery care.
We enjoy having our furniture looking clean and spotless; however life isn’t always as kind as we would hope. So sometimes our kids, pets and lifestyles make their way to the furniture and leave those lovely marks of mess and if we don’t catch it our upholstery is ruined. But not to fear because there are ways to help with your upholstery care, so take a look above and see how the tips work out for you. Also Stagetecure readers do you have any remedies for removing stains from your upholstery