Simple Tips for Upholstery Cleaning
It is almost spring so it is time for a full-scale home overhaul. It's time to swap out winter clothing for warmer weather, organize and reorganize spaces, and clean!
Giving your upholstery some love is one of the best investments you could make this season. Regular cleaning is essential for your furniture, including your sofa and upholstered headboard. They should look great year-round. Spring is the best season to tackle deep upholstery cleaning.
You don't have to worry about cleaning your upholstery. How can you clean a sofa? But where do you start? Or, how can you clean your ottoman the most effectively? Also, an upholstered mattress?
This section will provide answers to all your upholstery cleaning questions. We promise it'll get you motivated to get your spring cleaning underway!
Need help getting started? For inspiration, check out our spring checklist.
Know Your Upholstery Materials
Before you start vacuuming or scrubbing upholstery, you should make sure you understand the differences. Different fabrics require unique cleaning methods.
There's a good chance that your headboard or upholstered couch came with a cleaning guide or best practice tag. Consider carefully what the fabric needs and come up with a plan. If you are unsure, check out the manufacturer's site for information on your specific piece and upholstery weave.
Slowly tackle stain
To avoid stains that are difficult to remove, follow fabric guidelines. Although most fabrics can be cleaned with water and mild detergent, there are some exceptions.
Use a vacuum cleaner that comes with a Steam Cleaner! Consider it your friend for upholstery cleaning. After vacuuming, spot-treat each stain one by one. Remember: Blot, don't scrub! Excessive friction can damage your upholstery and cause irreparable damage. Let the area dry completely, then vacuum again.
A steam cleaner is a great upholstery cleaning tool if you have a white couch. Slipcovers are also a great option. You can take them off and put them in the wash. See our comprehensive guide on how to choose a white sofa.
Vacuuming is a Habit
Upholstered furniture magnetizes dust and dirt.
This is especially true when you have a headboard and/or upholstered bed. Even though they might not be apparent, hair and dust tend to accumulate quickly on these pieces. It's not a good idea to sleep with dust all over your mattress. An upholstered headboard is a great option, even though upkeep can seem daunting. Find out how to choose an upholstered mattress.
It's recommended that furniture be vacuumed at least once a week. You can also make it a habit of doing routine upholstery cleaning in your house. The narrower ends of your vacuum can be used to reach into the crevices of sofas and chairs, where dirt and dust tend to collect. After three months, you should do a deep upholstery cleaning. This will remove any stains and steam clean your pieces.
You must keep your upholstery looking, feeling, as well as smelling fresh. If you have ever noticed an unpleasant odor in your upholstery you aren't alone. This is especially true when you have pets. You can expect stains to form from pet hair or daily clothes.
Baking soda can be used for upholstery odors. Spread the baking soda evenly on your upholstery. Let it sit for several hours. It will absorb any oils and odors. It can be vacuumed up afterward.
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Arlington, TX, USA
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