How To Take Care Of Upholstery

by Jul 18, 2019Upholstery Cleaning0 comments

Upholstery is oftentimes a costly upfront purchase, but it’s 100% worth it when it comes to adding value and great decor to your home. Sometimes upholstery is even passed down from beloved family members, making it irreplaceable and even more valuable. This means that it’s beyond important to take care of your furniture, and learning how to take care of upholstery will not only save you money but prolong its lifespan!

Different Types of Upholstery

Chenille, cotton, jute, leather, silk, linen, velvet, acetate, acrylic – upholstery comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and materials, and it’s important that each one is taken care of in different ways. Some fabrics can only hold up to certain kinds of cleaning – for instance, silk cannot be treated with heat as it can cause shrinking, and chenille should be cleaned with as little water as possible to avoid damaging the delicate fibers.

How to Clean Upholstery at Home

The first thing that should always be done before cleaning your upholstery is vacuum! This is the best step on how to take care of upholstery. Vacuuming will remove excess dirt and dust so that you have a cleaner surface to start with. If you’re cleaning a sofa, make sure you remove the cushions if possible and vacuum under and around them. Regular vacuuming will help to ensure your upholstery stays cleaner for longer!

Next, put together a cleaning solution based on the fabric of your upholstery – always read the label first! An old standby that can be put together at home is 2 cups of warm water along with 3 tablespoons of dish soap and 3 tablespoons of vinegar. Whisk together very well, and then – and this is the fun part – scoop up ONLY the bubbles that you’ve made and place them on the upholstery stain!

We don’t want to fully saturate the delicate fabric with water – doing so could cause irreparable damage. Merely use the bubbles created from your cleaning solution; this will be concentrated enough to remove most stains.

Now, you can use a soft cloth or a soft cleaning brush – dampen either or with warm water and dab carefully at the stain, massaging the bubbles into the fabric gently. You’ll be amazed at how much dirt and grime comes out of the fabric and onto the cloth instead!

Afterwards, you’ll want to be very careful to make sure that the upholstery dries completely – you can even use a fan if you want to properly learn how to take care of your upholstery.

Professional Upholstery Cleaning

If you need an extra hand, don’t hesitate to contact the pros at Dazzle CC! We know how to take care of upholstery, and with our superior cleaning methods, we can have your sofas, armchairs, and other types of upholstered furniture clean and sanitized in no time at all.

A professional deep clean can make your upholstery look brand new again, which is especially great for vintage pieces passed down by loved ones, or even fantastic finds from the thrift store! Upholstery is an investment and should be treated as such, and that’s why Dazzle CC is here to help.

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