How to clean upholstery?

April 13, 2022

First of all you have to vacuume the upholstery furniture for 2-3 times a week. The best solution is to vaccume with a special tip. But it isn`t the only thing that you have to do. After vacuuming you have to wipe upholstery with wet, clean cloth. Why it is so important? Dust settles on the furniture, it makes the fabric fade more and more and after that stains will appear on it. If we will remember about regular vacuume cleaning and wipe upholstery with wet, clean cloth, it will give us an impeccable look for a long time.

There is something more what you can do for your furniture without any additionaly effort – don’t put your furniture on sunlit place. Radiation UV unfortunately unfavorably affected on dyewhich is in fabric. But, we need only curtains or shutters to protect furniture of losing the original colour. Also don`t put furniture near fireplace, heater or radiator because warm also accelerates “getting older” upholstery.

Another treatment that is worth repeating from time to time is the application of a cleaning agent, a specialized powder or foam for upholstery cleaning, you can avoid unnessesary stain.

The type of cleaning agent should match to the type of upholstery. For cleaning delicate fabrics of natural fibers,e.g:cotton, silk, viscose or flax, you should choose neutral pH detergents such as distilled water with liquid soap. In the case of cotton upholstery, the agent is applied, and after the time indicated by the manufacturer, remove with a clean white cloth. If the cleaning of the cloth lasts for a long time, there is the risk of impregnating the furniture. Then reach for the dryer.

The velvet and velour should always be cleaned in the direction of the bristles. For the cleaning of the velvet we can use a solution composed of one liter of cold water and 2 tablespoons of ammonia.

For upholstered furniture to look impeccably for many years, regular care may not be enough. You can to spill something on a piece of furniture. In this situation, instead of rubbing the stain, you should “pull out” spilled liquid with a paper towel or a clean cloth. You have to stain, wipe, brush and leave to dry. Cleaning ends with vacuuming and re-combing.

In the fight against many types of stains can be useful distilled water. Just add detergent to remove difficult stains such as red wine, coffee or chocolate. It should also know that chewing gum can easily remove after freeze and stain ink … will help us to remove hair spray.

Upholstered furniture can be cleaned by yourself or you can leave this task to a cleaning company. If you take up this challenge ourselves, remember that most fabrics are very delicate and “do not forgive” mistakes such as too strong detergent or too high temperature.