sofa fabrics are the main part of your home. Therefore, they need to look neat and clean all the time. When it comes to cleaning your sofa fabric, there are a few of the following factors you should need to consider.
- Review The Manufacturer’s Cleaning Instructions
Never forget to check the manufacturer’s cleaning label before attempting to clean your sofa fabric. Otherwise, it will ruin your sofa and void warranties.
- Read The Tags
Don’t fret if you didn’t find the manufacturer’s label. Every sofa comes with a tag with some important facts such as whether the sofa fabric is water soluble. There are also several codes mentioned in the tag such as “S” for solvent-based cleaners, “X” for vacuuming, “W” for water-based cleaners, and “W, S” for both solvent and water. You can better clean your sofa fabric by following these guidelines.
- Never Deviate From The Recommended Cleaning Tips Given On The Tags
Water seems innocuous, but it can leave a stain on your sofa fabric. Therefore, never take a risk of damaging your sofa. Just stick to the tags as they know what’s best for your sofa.
Ways To Clean a Stained Sofa Fabric
If your sofa tag is marked with “X,” it indicates you have to only vacuum it. Sofa tags with “S” indicate that solvent-based cleaners can be used. The following cleaning instructions are only for tags marked with WS OR W.
What you’ll need:
- At least three light-colored microfiber cloths
- Distilled white vinegar
- A bucket
- Liquid dish soap
- A vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment
- Distilled water
Now begin cleaning:
- Vacuum the sofa fabric
- Mix about 2 cups of distilled water in a bucket along with a tablespoon of each vinegar and dishwashing liquid.
- Take a microfiber cloth and moisten it with the solution.
- Gently blot the stained parts, without scrubbing and rubbing.
- Take a new microfiber cloth, moisten it with distilled water, and blot the affected area.
- Blot the area one more time using a dry microfiber cloth.
- Let it dry completely.
How to Steam Clean Your Sofa Fabric
When you are going to steam clean your sofa fabric, always follow the manufacturer’s label given with the upholstery steamer. It will tell you better what kind of setting you’ll need to use. The following tricks can make your steam cleaning process even more successful:
- Begin with vacuuming your sofa fabric.
- When the sofa has completely dried after steam cleaning, vacuum it again.
- If your steam cleaners use microfiber cloths to pick up the debris, don’t forget to change them as you steam.
- Let your sofa fabric dries completely after steam cleaning.
How to Clean a Sofa Fabric That Smells
Baking soda can magically eliminate the odors from your sofa fabric. Sprinkle it on the area and let it sit for 20 minutes to an hour. Now vacuum that part. Simple as that!
By following the above methods and tricks, you can keep your sofa fabric looking its best for many years to come!