There’s no denying that thousands of Londoners take pride in the appearance of their homes, but it’s so easy nowadays for upholstery to get dirty. Your dog running in with muddy paws, an accidental spillage of coffee or a little one going wild with crayons are a few examples. Luckily, if your upholstery is a little worse for wear, rocking stains or you just generally want to spruce it up, you could benefit from a deep steam clean and professional cleaning services.
However, some people want to cut costs and attempt to go down the DIY route. Of course, you only want to attempt DIY with small messes. It’s definitely possible, but it’s imperative that you avoid using improper cleaning techniques otherwise you’ll risk ruining your upholstery altogether. You see, most of the obvious methods and common cleaning products will actually make the problem ten-times worse.
Plus, different strategies are needed for different pieces of upholstery; there is no one size fits all when it comes to cleaning. In order to do it correctly, it’s important to first recognize what differentiates them all. A leather sofa requires much more care and attention than your general carpet, but oriental rugs and Persian rugs require special techniques. There’s no need to worry, though, because we’re going to cover upholstery cleaning in-depth.
We’re also going to explain exactly how to go about cleaning different pieces of upholstery, so you can avoid making any critical mistakes that would result in further damage. Let’s get into it…
How to Clean Upholstery
So, you’ve got some upholstery with a nasty patch of dirt that you desperately want to get rid of, huh? Well, we’re going to talk you through some effective methods that you can adopt straight away…
- First of all, you’ll want to test any cleaning products before you use them, to check whether there’s any colourfastness or shrinkage. The best way to do that is to use a tiny amount in an area that isn’t visible, wait a short while and determine whether it’s safe to utilise on the rest of your upholstery.
- If you’re struggling to find a cleaning product, just create your non-toxic, water-based one. Grab some warm water, combine it with 1/4 cup of baking soda with soda water and mix with an electric whisk until it becomes a thick foam.
- Remove all of the cushions, vacuum the surface to ensure it’s smooth, then get a soft-bristled brush to rub your cleaning product into your upholstery. When you’re done, remove the foam with a spatula.
- Remember, too much water will cause shrinkage of your fabric and can actually enhance the stains. Once you’ve finished cleaning, wipe away all the excess with a clean cloth, and then allow it to dry thoroughly before putting cushions back on.
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