Sofas made of cloth look amazing and can be especially comfortable. They can be a major pain when it comes to washing them. Yet spills are sure to keep happening, and you’ll need to know how to scrub a cloth sofa if you don’t want to protect your couch with those not-so-pretty plastic covers. With the aid of some helpful tips, restore your couch’s lounge-worthy status.
Make sure you understand the process
When deciding how to properly clean a cloth couch, there are a few considerations you need to bear in mind. This is how to vacuum a sofa so that it’s perfect for you to sit on it and watch your favorite Netflix show for the entire season.
Using vacuum hose
Remove residue and soil from the sofa floor by using a hand cleaner or the brush extension on your vacuum. A state-of-the-art upholstery cleaner machine is your best friend in these situations.
- Make sure to vacuum the crevices where the fabric collects pet fur, food crumbs, and debris.
- Remove the cushions and vacuum all sides; if the cushions are not attached.
- Using a lint roller to extract fur that the cleaner can’t get if there’s a lot of pet hair.
- Clean the areas with wood or metal.
- With a solution of warm water and liquid dish soap, clean off the sofa feet and other non-fabric parts of the sofa.
Determine the sort of cloth the upholstery is built with
On the sofa, find the sticker and read the directions on how to clean the upholstery. Depending on the type of cushion, you may have to use any of the following cleaning procedures.
- Using a gentle steam-vacuum detergent or a dry-cleaning detergent.
- Using only dry cleaner detergent.
- Only use a vacuum.
- Some upholstery products might instruct you not to use any water.
- To clean some kinds of sofas, however, you might need to use water only.
Understanding how to scrub a sofa requires understanding how to extract stains. You can use a generic vacuum cleaner or specialized upholstery cleaners. Home-made cleaners tend to be cheaper and kinder. Here’s how you can clean your sofa based on the type of fabric it is made of. Before that, let us figure out the ingredients you will need.
- Mix 1/4 cup vinegar
- 3/4 cup of warm water
- 1 tablespoon dish soap.
Now follow the steps mentioned below:
- Place a spray bottle with the solution in it.
- Add some moisture to the field of dirt.
- Scrub until the stain lifts with a smooth rag.
- To wash the soap, use a second cloth that is moistened with clean water.
- With a towel, rinse.
- Mix 1/2 cup olive oil with 1/4 cup vinegar and position it in a spray bottle for leather upholstery.
- With a fluffy rag, spray the cleaner on the top of the sofa and buff.
- In a spray bottle, mix 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of warm water, and 1/2 tablespoon of liquid dish soap or castile soap for plastic upholstery.
- Mist the soiled area and wipe until the stain is gone with a smooth rag.
- Just let the cushion dry.
- To soak up the extra water left on the sofa floor, use a towel.
- Let air dry the couch.
You will want to set up a fan pointing at the sofa for pace drying if it’s damp. Water can induce mildew of cushions and cloth.
Last, but not least
By making it a routine to clean most cloth surfaces with an upholstery cleaner machine, keep leaves, dirt, or crumbs on upholstery at bay. This tends to reduce the general crumbs and debris that have been added to the cloth surface from the floor.
A vacuum hose tends to protect the filthy stuff from being more entrenched, which also helps to keep dirt levels under control.