Wondering what cleaning products to use to clean your sofa and remove any stains? We can help! Most couches have a tag that identifies it as:
- W: OK to use water for cleaning.
- S: Only use a solvent-based cleaner on fabric.
- SW: Either water or a solvent cleaner is safe to use.
- X: Only use a vacuum for cleaning.
If your couch has removable covers, then it’s easy to wash them – just check the care label and then you can usually pop them in the washing machine with a good quality detergent. If you have cotton blend or linen couch you can easily clean it off. To keep your sofa sparkling, follow these basic cleaning techniques.
Step 1: Wipe the couch with a clean cloth to remove any bits off the couch.
Step 2: Sprinkle entire couch with good heap of baking soda, this will help to release bad smells and break up stains in the fabric. Let the baking soda sit on the couch for about an hour.
Step 3: Remove off the baking soda with the cloth and run a vacuum to remove off the bits of baking soda.
Step 4: If you have any stains marks prepare a mixture of 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 table spoon of dishwasher liquid. With the help of sponge rub it over the stains. First do a trial test on the couch part which is not visible easily and then try on the main body part of the couch stains.
Step 5: Allow the couch to dry and then dress it up as you want.
- If you happen to spill oil or grease on your couch, don’t fear! Sprinkle some corn starch or baking powder over the grease spot and let it sit overnight. Vacuum clean the next day.
- Use baby wipes or vinegar poured onto a strong microfiber cloth, to remove any obvious stains, wiping gently as you go.
- Vacuum your sofas and chairs at least once a week to keep dust and dirt to a minimum and prevent grime.