You’re probably thinking that your fabric seats are ruined forever. But don’t worry! It is possible to clean them at home without the use of a professional cleaning service, and we’ll show you how in this article on how-to keep those upholstery items looking their best
The type or material may be different but there’s always an option when something gets dirty – whether it’s vinyl furniture with spills galore over time; microfiber luxury lounges where kids have made messes during playtime.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started with this upholstery cleaning method:
A vacuum cleaner and appropriate attachments (for example, an extension cord) if needed. You can use white vinegar or baking soda as well!
For tough stains like blood there is liquid laundry detergent that should work wonders too – just make sure not use it on anything else because of its strong smell.
Finally remember your favorite microfiber cloths so they don’t get fabric softener dust everywhere while washing.
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Step One: Vacuum the upholstery
Start by vacuuming the upholstery using the appropriate attachment. If you don’t have a vacuum with attachments, that’s okay! You can use a handheld vacuum or even just a regular broom. Just make sure to go over the entire surface of the fabric, paying extra attention to any areas that seem dirtier than others.
When vacuuming, it’s best to vacuum with short strokes from left-to right. This will help get rid of any dirt or debris in one swoop without having too much carpet going up on the sides where you don’t want more particles coming out!
Step Two: Apply the cleaning solution
Next, you’ll need to apply the cleaning solution to the upholstery. If you’re using white vinegar, simply mix it with water in a 1:1 ratio and apply it to the fabric with a spray bottle. If you’re using baking soda, there’s no need to mix it with anything – just apply it directly to the affected area.
Step Three: Scrub the fabric
Once you’ve applied the cleaning solution, it’s time to scrub the fabric. This step is important because it will help loosen any dirt or debris that is stuck to the fabric. To scrub, simply use a soft-bristled brush and scrub in a circular motion.
Step Four: Vacuum again
After you’ve scrubbed the fabric, vacuum it again to remove any dirt or debris that has been loosened. Be sure to go over the entire surface of the fabric, paying extra attention to any areas that seem dirtier than others.
Step Five: Rinse the fabric
Finally, rinse the fabric with clean water to remove any residual dirt or debris. You can do this by spraying the fabric with clean water from a spray bottle or by using a damp cloth.Once you’ve rinsed the fabric, allow it to air dry completely. Do not put the upholstery back in use until it is completely dry, as this could cause mildew or mold to form.
How to Clean Stains on Upholstery
The quicker you attend to a spill (of wine, sauce, greasy food), the less likely it will stain. But if it does, don’t despair – all is not lost.With fresh food or drink stains, blot (don’t rub) immediately with a clean white cloth to remove as much of the spillage as possible. For tougher marks, make a paste of one part bicarbonate of soda to two parts water and apply it to the stain with a clean cloth.
Leave for 15 minutes then vacuum off. If this doesn’t work, try dabbing with diluted white vinegar before washing according to the care label.For grease stains, sprinkle cornflour or talcum powder on the area and leave for 30 minutes to absorb the grease. Then vacuum off. For ink stains, soak a cotton ball in diluted white vinegar and apply it to the mark, blotting frequently with a clean cloth until the stain disappears.
– Always test your chosen cleaner in an inconspicuous area first to make sure it won’t damage the fabric.
– Be sure to vacuum regularly to prevent dirt and debris from accumulating on the upholstery.
– If you have pets, be sure to brush them regularly to prevent their fur from getting embedded in the fabric.
– To prevent stains, consider using a slipcover or throw blanket over your upholstered furniture.
Steaming Your Upholstery Clean
Make sure steaming won’t ruin your chair’s upholstery. Always test in an inconspicuous area first. If the piece is too delicate for steam-cleaning, spot-clean it instead.
To steam-clean upholstery, add distilled water to your steamer’s tank, then power on the machine. Hold the steamer nozzle about 6 inches from the chair and slowly move it back and forth across the fabric. The steam will loosen any dirt or debris that is embedded in the fabric.
After you’ve steamed the entire surface of the upholstery, use a clean cloth to blot away any residual moisture. Be sure to go over the entire surface of the fabric, paying extra attention to any areas that seem dirtier than others.
Finally, allow the upholstery to air dry completely before using it again. Do not put the upholstery back in use until it is completely dry, as this could cause mildew or mold to form.
Use a steam cleaner. Rub the steam cleaner over your chair in a grid to cover the entire piece. The heat will help loosen any dirt or debris that is stuck to the fabric. Use a vacuum with a brush attachment. Vacuuming your upholstered furniture on a regular basis is the best way to prevent dirt and debris from accumulating on the fabric. To do this, simply use a vacuum with a brush attachment and go over the entire surface of the fabric. Be sure to pay extra attention to any areas that seem dirtier than others.
Use a soft-bristled brush. If you don’t have a vacuum with a brush attachment, you can use a soft-bristled brush instead. Simply brush in a circular motion over the entire surface of the fabric. This will help loosen any dirt or debris that is stuck to the fabric.Use a lint roller. Lint rollers are great for removing pet hair from upholstered furniture. Simply roll the lint roller over the surface of the fabric and it will pick up any loose hair.
Now that you know how to clean an upholstered chair, you can keep your furniture looking its best for years to come! Just be sure to follow these steps whenever your fabric seats start to look dirty.