No matter how nice your upholstered furniture is, a single spot or stain can ruin its entire look. Fortunately, upholstery can be cleaned if the proper steps are taken. The important thing is to work quickly and not to allow stains and debris to build up on the furniture. By paying attention to your furniture and its appearance on a regular basis, you can ensure your upholstery looks clean and new for years to come.
The first thing you should do when it comes time to clean your upholstery is to vacuum it. This is the easiest way to remove loose dirt and dust that is covering your furniture. If you try to clean your furniture with water before vacuuming it, you may spread the dirt around and make it more difficult to remove.
After thoroughly vacuuming your upholstery, you should use a dry cloth to blot up any spills or stains. Once you are done using a dry cloth, it is time to move on to some type of upholstery cleaner. But just which one is right for your furniture? Well, it depends on a few things including the type of upholstery and the type of spill you are trying to clean up. Fortunately, there should be a tag on most pieces of furniture with a code to help you identify the type of cleaning material you should use.
After finding the right cleaner, apply it in moderate amounts until the surface of the upholstery appears clean. If a stain will not come out, you may need to have your furniture reupholstered. For more information about cleaning and repairing upholstery, contact Howard’s Upholstery!