Upholstered furniture is the perfect kind of comfort to come home to after a hard day’s work. And you deserve that kind of luxury. But with it comes the need to care and maintain for it. There are many different things you need to look out for while cleaning out furniture. Certain things can cause damage beyond repair. That’s why it is easier to rent out furniture. Places like Furlenco provide deep cleaning for their furniture every six months. But if you do have other furniture at home you have to clean yourself, then here are a few tips to get you started.
1. Always test before you clean
The trick is to always test out upholstery cleaners or any other liquid you are going to use on furniture in an inconspicuous area. Different materials react differently. Testing it out can save you from making the wrong move. Usually, there are instructions for cleaning that come along with the upholstery, but we still recommend you do a little test before getting the whole furniture cleaned.
2. Fabric cleaning
While cleaning fabric, it is good to start off by vacuuming the entire upholstery, especially between the seams and in between the corners. After that, spray on the upholstery cleaner after testing it in a safe spot. Then gently wipe it off the fabric. To get rid of an unnecessary stain, spray on some alcohol and rub it off. And always keep on eye what harmful chemicals are mixed in with cleaners so that you can use the right kind of protection.
3. Leather cleaning
Cleaning out leather materials is easy. Start with vacuuming all the dust off, once again, make sure you get any particles that may settle on the seams and corners. You can then use a leather cleaner to give it a gentle wipe, but if you don’t have that, then white vinegar is a good substitute. But remember that moisture on leather tends to collect mildew, so be wary about how much leather cleaner you use.
4. Leatherette cleaning
Leatherettes are fairly easier to clean than other kinds of upholstery. You can use multi-purpose cleaning liquid or even liquid dish soap will do the trick. Just dab some on to a wet cloth and rub it all over the leatherette. After which, you can rub it down with a dry cloth. If you do have stains to deal with, then gently scrub on some nail polish remover to the area. But make sure not to rub it too hard or else it could lose some of its natural colour in the process.