Upholstery Cleaning and Stain Removal Tips

Furniture is very important to a room’s appearance; it shows character of the room and tells a lot about the owner of the house. Keeping your upholstery clean is a very strenuous job, as it takes a lot of dedication to keep it clean from various kinds of stains. Every now and again, you will almost certainly notice a spot on your upholstery and tackle it using household upholstery cleaner. It’s quick, it’s easy and most of the time, it’s pretty effective to cover up unsightly stains on your furniture.

upholstery cleaning tips

upholstery cleaning tips

But what if you can’t remove a stain or a smudge with your normal cleaner? What if you can’t see any visible marks or stains, do you think it is clean? It is best if you invest in a bit more than a simple cloth and a spray bottle. It is necessary to perform routine checks and maintenance by vacuuming and attending to spills immediately to keep your furniture clean. Once every year or two certified upholstery cleaning technicians should be called in for a thorough cleaning.

Mold, dust, mildew and other allergens can go unnoticed to the human eye. Regular cleaning of upholstery has proven to improve the quality of air in your home.

Some tips you can follow to keep your upholstery clean are given below:

  • First and foremost tip is to vacuum your furniture once a month.
  • If your upholstery starts to look old or has a stain or a spot, first vacuum it, as this will remove the dry dirt and dust, once you wet the stain it will just get worse. Along with dirt and dust if you have pets remove as much pet hair as possible.
  • If your upholstery is a new one and have spill, that you don’t want it to soak into the cushions or into the wood, then first thing to do is blot the spill with a clean cloth as quickly as possible from keeping it from setting in a larger area do not rub or scrub.
  • Blotting is the most vital part to keep your upholstery clean.

How to get the Upholstery Stains cleaned.

To maintain a clean home is enjoy a happy and clean living. With furniture, upholstery might not be the only aspect but it is for sure a very important one. How many times have people eaten on your sofas or dropped food or drink that have left stains. Not just that but you have to deal with soiled feet, dirty clothing and not just that but daily wear and tear that leaves your upholstery dirty and dingy. To get these stains out is very painful.

Types of stains:

Butter Stains: For butter, choose a dry cleaning solvent, you can find it at any grocery stores. Apply a little onto a clean, white cloth and blot, never rub. After this, mix one cup of warm water and one tablespoon of a mild, pH-balanced detergent, blot at the stain. Use one towel and sponge the solvent and detergent off with clean, warm water, now allow the spot to dry.

Oily Cheese Stains: Blend one cup of warm water with a tablespoon of a mild PH-based detergent. With a clean white towel blot the cheese stain. Once more mix half cup of water with regular ammonia and blot at the stain again. Now blot the stain with clean water to remove excess detergent. Now let it dry.

Coffee stains: For coffee stains, take one teaspoon of a mild, pH balanced detergent with one cup of Luke warm water, and then blot. Follow same procedure with two-thirds cup of water with one third cup white vinegar. To clean out any excess water clean with a white towel. Now let the area dry.

Our recommendation to owners is do not wait to clean your upholstery till it gets severely dirty or has a lot of stains and marks. The lesser the dirt easier it is to clean up and more dirty it gets, the likelihood of restoring its original color or appearance gets highly impossible.

Upholstery Cleaning and Stain Removal Tips was last modified: February 17th, 2015 by Jason Valasek