How To clean your fabric sofa? Have you had the same fabric sofa or couch for years, but it’s looking worn and dirty? Or maybe you have a new couch that’s just not in top shape yet. Either way, we’re here to help! Cleaning a couch is simple and easy once you know how to do it. We’ll walk you through everything from vacuuming up dust bunnies to tackling tough stains with a few household products that are safe for fabric.
Spot Clean Any Stains
- Clean any stains as soon as possible.
- Make sure the stain remover you’re using is safe for your fabric, and test it on an inconspicuous area first.
- Use a clean white cloth to apply the stain remover directly onto the stain (don’t rub too hard).
- Rub into the fabric until all of the liquid has been absorbed by it. Let sit for five minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Vacuum Your Fabric Sofa or Couch To Remove Dirt And Debris
Vacuum your couch to remove dirt and debris. Use a soft bristled brush attachment, so you don’t damage the fabric, or one that is made specifically for upholstery cleaning. If your couch has a removable cover, take it off and wash it separately; this will help prevent wear on the main part of the couch.
Clean Stained Areas With A Cleaning Solution Designed For Your Fabric
The first thing you’ll want to do is clean the stained areas with a cleaning solution designed for your fabric. If you’re not sure what kind of fabric your couch is made of, test it in an inconspicuous spot first. If you’ve got a leather couch, find an area on the back that isn’t visible when someone sits on it and apply some water and vinegar using a rag or cotton ball.
Let it sit for 15 minutes. If there’s no discoloration after 15 minutes then you can be sure that any other stains won’t discolor either; if there is discoloration then be careful not to use too much cleaning solution or else you could end up ruining your couch!
If you already know what kind of fabric your sofa is made from but just used too much soap and water trying to get rid of those nasty stains, take some time off from cleaning so that you don’t end up wasting more than necessary (or worse yet: damaging something).
Condition Your Fabric Sofa To Help Repel Stains
It’s no shocker that conditioner is a must for any upholstery. It keeps fibers feeling soft and prevents pilling, which can make your couch look old and worn out. But did you know that using a conditioning spray can actually help protect it from stains?
Conditioning your fabric with an appropriate product will help repel dirt and dust, which are likely to collect in the crevices of your couch over time. This will keep it looking like new much longer than if you didn’t condition at all! As long as there are no allergens or irritants in the product (check the label), any store-bought or homemade options will work just fine.
Keep Your Couch Looking New With These Simple Steps
Keep your couch looking new with these simple steps!
- Use a vacuum to clean up dirt, crumbs, and other debris.
- Wipe the couch down with a damp cloth to remove surface stains that are easily removed.
- Spray the cleaning solution designed for your fabric on the couch and let it dry completely before vacuuming it off—this will help protect against staining. Be sure not to use too much product or spray it directly onto the cushions! Instead, spray some solution onto a cloth or sponge before applying it to the couch so that any excess liquid can be wiped away from delicate fabrics such as suede or velvet without harming them (and being careful not to get any liquid on other parts of your home).
- If there are still stains after following all of these steps, spot-clean them using an old pair of jeans dipped in warm water mixed with mild detergent (no bleach).
Hopefully, this guide has given you some inspiration to take on a new hobby. If you’re looking for more ideas on how to make your life easier, check out our blog! We have tons of articles about cleaning tips and tricks that will help you keep your home clean and organized. Happy cleaning!