One of the spaces where more life takes place in a home is, without a doubt, the living room. This very high daily use often causes the items in the room to get dirty more often. A clear example is a sofa; dust, food and drink stains, etc, Stop!
If you want to keep your sofa in perfect condition, you should pay attention to this article. We will bring you home and natural remedy with which you will learn how to clean the sofa’s upholstery. Discover the best methods that will ensure that your sofa’s fabric upholstery always looks clean and perfect. Take note!
Cleaning a sofa may seem tricky as it is a large structure, but it is not impossible. One of the best methods for cleaning fabric upholstery is steam. With this trick, you will get your sofa to be perfect in a fast and efficient way.
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To clean the upholstery, you will need a vacuum cleaner, a clean cloth, a brush, and a special stain remover for fabrics, available in any supermarket. With all these products, you will remove any stain and get a deep cleaning of your sofa. In case it is difficult for you or the upholstery of your sofa is very delicate, we recommend that you consult a dry cleaner in advance.
First, remove the sofa from the wall or any furniture it is attached to and clean the most superficial part of the sofa. To do this, we recommend using a vacuum cleaner, with which you will be able to eliminate dust and mites that have been installed in the upholstery fabrics. Vacuum all the corners of the sofa, removing any objects on it, such as cushions, accessories, or decorative elements.
Remember that this first step of cleaning is basic because everything else will not make sense if it is not done well. It’s important to vacuum all areas of the sofa, including hidden nooks and crannies. You should also clean the back of this and the underside. If you can not with the vacuum cleaner, help yourself with a brush.
No matter how long it takes, the important thing is that the fabric is immaculate with the vacuum cleaner. It would help if you did the same with the cushions, pillows, and accessories you had previously set aside when you finished with the sofa. Patience!
With the sofa vacuumed, it will be much easier to detect the deepest stains. We recommend using a stain remover to eliminate them, a product that you will find in any supermarket. Place the product on the stain and let it rest for a few minutes, then remove it by rubbing it gently with a cloth’s help.
Once the sofa is fully vacuumed and you have lifted the deepest stains, it is time to give way to the steam. Your own vacuum cleaner may have the necessary accessories to carry out this action or, on the contrary, you have a steam cleaner. Be that as it may, the next step is to use clean steam. To use this appliance properly, please read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
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If your sofa has removable covers, wash them following the instructions. You can usually take them to a dry cleaner or wash them in cold water and let them air dry. We recommend not putting upholstery in a dryer, as they run the risk of shrinking. Place the covers on the sofa being a little damp. This way, it will be much easier for you.
If you want the upholstery of your sofa to be perfect on any occasion, we recommend carrying out this deep cleaning at least twice a year. Remember that you can remove both dust and the most prominent stains from your sofa with the stain remover and a brush. It will be perfect!
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff