Cleaning a Fabric Sofa

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How to Clean Spots from Fabric Sofas with Amazing Results

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Whether it’s a beverage spill or pet stain, being able to clean your fabric couch without damaging it is important. In this article we’ll talk about how to clean spots from fabric and upholstery furniture using safe and natural techniques. Always Green are the pros when it comes to upholstery cleaning in Brooklyn and follow our guide to clean out spots and stains from your sofas, sectionals and chairs. If you want it professionally cleaned at a great price, then call us for a free quote.

Before cleaning:
Make sure you check your furniture manufacturer instructions for cleaning before applying these steps. Some may allow liquid-base cleaning, others may recommend dry cleaning, and some may require a professional upholstery cleaner to service the furniture. If you need upholstery cleaning in Brooklyn, we’d be happy to help!

Whether it’s a beverage spill or pet stain, being able to clean your fabric couch without damaging it is important. In this article we’ll talk about how to clean spots from fabric and upholstery furniture using safe and natural techniques. Always Green are the pros when it comes to upholstery cleaning in Brooklyn and follow our guide to clean out spots and stains from your sofas, sectionals and chairs. If you want it professionally cleaned at a great price, then call us for a free quote.

Before cleaning:
Make sure you check your furniture manufacturer instructions for cleaning before applying these steps. Some may allow liquid-base cleaning, others may recommend dry cleaning, and some may require a professional upholstery cleaner to service the furniture. If you need upholstery cleaning in Brooklyn, we’d be happy to help!

Products or Tools You’ll Need

  • Microwave-safe container
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Baking soda – ½ a teaspoon
  • Microfiber clot
  • Wet-vacuum – if you don’t have one, we recommend the Black and Decker portable wet vac for small jobs
  • You can also substitute a wet vac with paper towels

Step 1: Heat water in microwave safe cup to boiling point

Heat water in microwave safe cup to boiling point.

As soon as the water starts boiling, remove it from the microwave and allow it to sit for 30 seconds. Lightly saturate the surface where the spot is at. DO NOT pour the whole cup on the spot, as it will cause the water to sink deep into your cushion and make it harder to remove.

Hot water helps break down and dilute the liquid to make it easier to extract from the couch.

Step 2: Apply the baking soda to the spot and use the microfiber cloth to scrub it in

Baking soda is a natural cleaner assistant that helps in a couple of areas. One, it helps break down organic matter from coffee, juice or pet urine. Two, it acts as a safe scrubbing agent to remove tough stains on a micro level, similar to BORAX.

With your microfiber cloth, gently scrub the baking soda in circular patterns for about 30 seconds

Step 3: Extract the Liquid from the Upholstery

Now that your stain has been loosened up with hot water and baking soda, it’s time to start extracting it. To effectively do this, you’ll need to follow the steps below multiple times until the stain is gone:

Step 1 – Use your wet vac (or paper towels) to press into the upholstery and remove the liquid. If you’re using paper towels, you may need several squares. Continue this until the spot isn’t so damp.
Step 2 – For tougher stains, add a little hot water to the area and repeat step 1.

Most people will treat and scrub their stains but fail to extract it once it’s been broken down. The key to removing stains successfully is by scrubbing and sucking the mess out.

If you’re having difficulty removing the stain, it could be because the liquid form has had too much time to sit and feature or sink too deep into the furniture to be extracted using paper towels or a small wet vac.
For situations like these, or to clean the entire surface of your upholstery furniture, we recommend using a professional upholstery cleaning service like ours. The turnaround time is quick and we always provide free quotes.

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