How to Bring Your Upholstery to the Next Level

The upholstery in your house plays a huge role in comfort and aesthetics. When guests walk into your living room, they should feel welcomed to sit on your couch. They should admire your sofa set.

On the contrary, when you invite guests over, it’s more likely that your sofa gets soiled or stained. If you have pets at home they could contribute to the problem.

 


In this blog, we tell you how you can take your upholstery up a notch by cleaning your couch, ottomans, dining chairs, etc. You can try out these methods before availing of Upholstery Cleaning Services.

 

Regular Cleaning Methods

Option 1: Vacuuming

Though vacuuming may seem to not be enough, there are some upholstered materials that can only be vacuumed as using other sorts of cleaning products would, in fact, damage the upholstery.

 

Step 1: Read the Label

The label of your upholstered furniture tells you what should and what shouldn’t be done in order to clean it. Understanding what you can and can’t do to clean your upholstery will help you figure out what supplies you need to gather for the cleaning process.

In case your upholstery can only be vacuumed, don’t go for any other cleaning process as it could damage the upholstery.

 

Step 2: Vacuum

Get your vacuum cleaner. Make sure you’re using the upholstery attachment. The vacuum in a horizontal a manner- from left to right. This will remove the loose dust and dirt particles.

This is the simplest method there is to clean your upholstery. You’ll be surprised to see how much a thorough vacuuming could change the looks of your upholstered furniture.

 

Option 2: Using a Cleaning Solution

This is a more effective cleaning method which removes stains and leaves your upholstery smelling pleasant.


Step 1: Read the Label

Reading the label is a very important part of the procedure. It lets you know what you can and cannot do to clean your upholstery.

Follow the instructions properly to get the best results.
 

Step 2: Vacuum

Vacuum the upholstery in a left-to-right manner to remove all loose dust and dirt particles. This also helps stains to fade if there are any.
 

Step 3: Make a Cleaning Solution

Mix together 2 cups of warm water, 3 tablespoons of vinegar, and 3 tablespoons of dish soap. You’ll start to see bubbles forming.

Mix until you get a sufficient amount of bubbles on the top layer as you’ll only be using the bubbles or suds to clean your upholstery.
 

Step 4: Test the Solution

Apply the suds onto an unseen part of your upholstery to check whether it actually works. Make sure it doesn’t end up being the cause of a stain or any other form of damage to your upholstery before you apply it to the rest of your upholstered furniture.

 

Step 5: Apply the Solution

Use an upholstery brush to spread the bubbles all over the upholstery. Make sure to not submerge the entire brush into the solution as we only want to use the top layer of our solution.

If you apply too much of the liquid of the solution, you increase the chances of creating water stains on your upholstery.



Step 6: Wipe Away

Grab a clean cloth and dip it into warm water. Once it’s damp, wipe the entire upholstered cushion and remove all the dirt you can. This is when most of the trapped dirt gets out.



Step 7: Increase the Drying Speed

We want the solution to dry as fast as possible. To ensure this, turn on your ceiling fans on a high speed, or bring a fan towards the upholstery. This reduces the risk of water spots.

 

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Stain Removal

Don’t lose hope when it comes to stains, even if they’ve been on your upholstery for lifetimes. There are still chances that you can get rid of them and get your upholstery back to the condition they were in when you first bought them.

Step 1: Read the Label

The label of your upholstery will guide you towards the cleaning methods you should use to clean it.

Step 2: Vacuum

Vacuum your upholstery left-to-right. Make sure you vacuum over the stain well.

Step 3: Make a Cleaning Solution

Make the above-mentioned cleaning solution: Mix 2 cups of warm water, 3 tablespoons of vinegar, and 3 tablespoons of dish soap.

Make sure you get a good amount of bubbles on top.

Step 4: Test the Cleaning Solution

Apply a small amount of the solution onto an unseen part of your upholstery to ensure that it doesn’t damage the upholstery and actually works.

Step 5: Apply the Cleaning Solution

Spread the foamy top layer of the cleaning solution on the stain using a big brush. An upholstery brush would be most preferred.

Step 6: Scrub Hard

Scrub hard using the brush and you’ll see the stain starting to fade.

Step 7: Try Again

If you don’t get the desired result on the first try, don’t worry. Just keep scrubbing until you fully remove the stain.


In case you don’t get the desired result, or you require some professional assistance, don’t hesitate to call Lotus Cleaning Melbourne on 0425 029 990.

They provide the following services for Upholstery Cleaning:

  • Upholstery Dry Cleaning
  • Upholstery Steam Cleaning
  • Stain and Spot Treatment
  • Couch Dry Cleaning
  • Couch Steam Cleaning
  • Lounge Cleaning
  • Dining Chair Cleaning
  • …and many more.
 

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Get Upholstery Cleaning Services as and when you wish, and revive the grandeur of your living room.

 

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