If you have children or pets and you own upholstered furniture, your no stranger to stains. Tired of your furniture looking dirty and full of stains? Here are simple tips on how to clean your upholstered furniture.
According to an article at housecleaningcentral.com, “Easy Upholstered Cleaning Tips”
“Upholstered furniture is a great addition to any home. The different patterns and colors can make even the dingiest looking room look warm and inviting.
Some people might shy away from buying upholstered furniture, or they may go as far as throwing away their upholstered furniture once it becomes dirty. A word of advice: do not, I repeat, DO NOT be one of those people!
Cleaning upholstery is not as difficult as one might think, and it is most definitely cheaper than going out and buying something to replace the perfectly fine piece of furniture you have right now!
Keeping this in mind, it is important to know how to clean your upholstered furniture. Don’t be fooled into thinking it is worthless once a muddy shoe print or drop of blood mars your upholstery.
Stay calm and follow my easy cleaning tips to make your upholstery looking better than ever.
Prepare Your Cleaning Solution
Some people prefer to buy a cleaning formula to wash the upholstery on their furniture, while others prefer to mix their own.
Either is fine and will work, but make sure to test the cleaning solution before fully committing to it. If you don’t, there is a possibility your upholstery will be ruined.
When using a prepackaged cleaning solution, be sure to follow the directions carefully. Using the wrong formula in the wrong manner can ruin your furniture.
Making your own solution is easy. Just mix the following with a blender until it forms a stiff sudsy foam (similar to meringue):
- 1/4 cup of your favorite laundry detergent
- One cup warm water
There’s no point in cleaning your upholstery until you have removed all of the dust, dirt and pet hair that has accumulated in and on it over the years.” To read the entire article click here.