Upholstery, unfortunately, is a natural accumulator of microscopic critters, especially if you don’t clean it thoroughly every few months. Plus, we all know that stains and trapped odors in places like the sofa aren’t pleasant to look at or smell.
You should hire expert home cleaners to do a deep clean now and then. Meanwhile, a touch-up with homemade upholstery cleaning will refresh your upholstery nicely.
- It’s critical to get your vacuum’s hose attachment out before you start scouring with your homemade upholstery cleaner. Shampooing the fibers and breaking up various oils and other things that produce stains and odors will be easier using sprays and pastes. They will not, however, assist you in removing the dust and filth that lies just beneath the surface.
- Remove the cushions and vacuum beneath them when vacuuming your upholstered armchairs and couches. Before replacing the cushions, vacuum each side of the cushions as well as the back and arms of the furniture. If you neglect this step, your cleaning will just serve to grind the dust deeper into the furniture.
- It’s time to mix up your cleaner after you’ve completed vacuuming! We have a few different methods that you can use with common household items like white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and others.
- Always test a new cleaner on an unnoticed piece of the upholstery before applying it to the remainder of the upholstery. simply consider the underneath of a pillow. however that way, you can better ensure that the chemical you’re using doesn’t end up ruining the colour or material of the rest of the furniture prior applying it to the remainder of it.
- You’ll need rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, and clean water to make this solution. For convenient application, we recommend combining it in a spray bottle.
- Combine 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol, 1/2 cup white vinegar, and about 1 cup water in a mixing bowl. Before using it on your upholstery, make sure to give it a good shake.
- You can add a little less water to your mixture if you’re dealing with stubborn stains. If the fabrics in concern are sensitive, dilute the solution with more water.
- Spray the solution on your upholstery and let it sit for two minutes. After that, scrub in a circular motion with a microfiber cloth. Allow for air drying of the upholstery.
- If you don’t have any rubbing alcohol on hand, we have another option that uses a product you almost certainly already have on hand: laundry detergent! Instead of using a spray bottle, this solution works best when blended in a bowl.
- Take 2 tbsp. laundry detergent, 2 tbsp. white vinegar, 2 tbsp. baking soda, and 2 cups warm water It’s fine if you don’t have baking soda, though baking soda does a fantastic job of neutralizing odors.
- Dip your microfiber cloth into the solution and rub it in a circular motion into your upholstery. Allow for air drying of the upholstery.