Upholstered furniture can be a beautiful and comfortable addition to any home, but it’s also prone to collecting dust, dirt, and stains over time. Luckily, with the right cleaning products and techniques, you can keep your upholstered furniture looking like new. In this guide, we’ll show you how to clean your upholstered furniture like a pro using Cleaning Clinic products.
Step 1: Vacuum the Furniture
Before you start cleaning your upholstered furniture, it’s important to remove any loose dirt and debris. Use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to gently vacuum the surface of the furniture. Be sure to reach all the nooks and crannies, including the crevices between cushions. High quality vacuum cleaners with excellent filtration ensure that exhaust air is clean. Always look for a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filtration if possible.
Step 2: Spot Test the Cleaning Solution
Different types of upholstery require different cleaning solutions, so it’s important to spot test the product before applying it to the entire piece of furniture. Choose a small, inconspicuous area of the upholstery and apply a small amount of the cleaning solution. Wait a few minutes to see if there is any discoloration or damage to the fabric.
Step 3: Apply the Cleaning Solution
Once you’ve spot tested the cleaning solution, it’s time to apply it to the entire piece of furniture. Follow the instructions on the label of your Cleaning Clinic product and apply the solution to the upholstery using a clean cloth or sponge or with a spray extraction cleaning machine (Cleaning Clinic offers these on a rental basis from most major retailers). Be sure to work the solution into the fabric, focusing on any areas with stains or discoloration.
Step 4: Rinse and Dry
After applying the cleaning solution, it’s important to rinse the fabric thoroughly to remove any residue. Use a clean, damp cloth to rinse the upholstery, and then use a dry cloth to absorb any excess moisture. If possible, leave the furniture to air dry in a well-ventilated area. Cleaning Clinic rental machines will extract the detergent solution making the process quick and convenient.
Step 5: Protect the Upholstery
To keep your upholstered furniture looking its best, it’s important to protect it from future stains and damage. Consider using a fabric protector spray, which can help repel liquids and prevent stains from setting in.
Cleaning your upholstered furniture doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right cleaning products and techniques, you can keep your furniture looking like new for years to come. By following these steps and using Cleaning Clinic products, you can clean your upholstered furniture like a pro and enjoy a beautiful and comfortable home.