Whether it’s part of a seasonal cleaning or just a quick run-down before guests come over, your upholstery is going to need a cleaning at some point. Thankfully, there are times where you can do the cleaning yourself, without the need of a professional. Today, we’re going to tell you how to keep your upholstery looking fresh, whenever you need it the most!
Now, this method will work best for lightly soiled or dusty furniture. If your favorite piece of upholstery has a nasty stain lodged in or if it is an antique, call us in for a professional clean.
The first thing you are going to need to do is grab a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment, and vacuum for at least five minutes. For best results, vacuum in a left-to-right fashion, using short strokes. Start at the top, and work your way towards the bottom. If you do not have an upholstery attachment, either pick one up at your local retailer, or set your vacuum on the lowest suction and do it that way. Be sure to vacuum at the seams and under the cushions too!
After you have finished vacuuming, it’s time for the actual cleaning. Grab a small bucket, fill it with 1/2 teaspoon of clear dish soap, and run warm water into it. The more suds you have, the better. Take a soft upholstery brush, gather up some of the suds (not the soapy water) and lightly brush around the fabric in small sections. Do not go overboard here–less is more, as you do not want to soak the upholstery.
Once you have suds covering the entire piece, take a clean, dry cloth, and wipe all them all away. Once all the suds have gone, you, my friend, have a piece of cleaned upholstery!
This is an easy way to give your furniture a quick clean before any small event. However, for deeply soiled upholstery or for a cleaning before a major event, call in the cavalry and have us give it a nice, deep, thorough cleaning. With a money-back guarantee, you can’t go wrong!
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