We all love being around our couches and spending quality time but it is seriously no fun to lounge on dirty upholstery at home. Whether they are just partial crumbs or are hard stains, a few DIY cleaning tips will help you make your upholstery look as good as new.
How to implement DIY Methods at Home for Cleaning Upholstery?
Over time our sofas, couches may develop stains, pet hairs, dirt, and oil that can make them look dingy. Here we bring to you a few DIY methods that can help you clean your upholstery or the couches so that they are just ready for you to relax and binge watch any series or movies.
- Before you begin cleaning anything, read the instructional tags on the couch or the furniture. They may have a few codes written in the form of instructions. For example-
WS- means making use of mild detergent with a dry cleaning agent.
S- Use dry cleaner detergent only
X- Use a vacuum only without any water.
W- It means water can be utilized for cleaning.
- Make use of vacuum
You can use a hand vacuum, to clean the dirt or the debris from the sofa. Make sure to clean the food crumbs, crevices, and dirt that gets accumulated.
- The non-fabric parts of the sofa set can be cleaned with warm water and liquid dish soap using a cloth.
- While removing stains, see the kind of fabric you are cleaning.
Leather upholstery- Mix 1/2 cup olive oil with 1/4 cup vinegar and put it into a spray bottle. You can spray the cleaner on the surface of the couch and wipe it off with a soft cloth.
Fabric upholstery- For fabric upholstery, you can mix 1/4 cup vinegar, 3/4 warm
water, and 1 tablespoon for dish soap. Mix all of them and put them in a spray bottle. You can spray this solution on the affected area and scrub it off with a clean cloth.
Synthetic upholstery- You can mix 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of warm water, and 1/2 tablespoon of liquid dish soap. After mixing all the ingredients well, you can spray the solution on the affected area and use a soft cloth to remove stains.
- If there has been a spillage of water then you can use a towel to soak up any excess water on the sofa surface. Let it dry on its own.
- Get to the stains quickly as soon as the spill has occurred. Waiting for too long can cause the stain to set making it harder to remove.
- When there are loose particles, you can make use of a dry brush. It will help solve your purpose.
- Baking soda isn't just for baking, it does more than that. It works perfectly as an effective cleaning agent. You can make use of homemade baking soda solution for deeper stains. It helps fully absorb the stain.
These are some of the few tried and tested DIY methods that can help you remove the stains. But there are times when even DIY methods don't work in those cases, you can take help from an upholstery cleaning service provider, as they are the experts who can help revive the charm of your upholstery.
So without worrying much now you can comfortably start using your favorite furniture and binge-watch comfortably.
But we would still recommend that if you are ready to try any of the DIY methods, first and foremost understand the manufacturer's recommendation and instructions as they may vary depending upon the product.
Sit back and relax as you can reclaim your couch-worthy status with help of these handy tips and the best upholstery cleaners around you.