Upholstered furniture cleaning can be a tricky task to do as they can get damaged easily if not treated in an appropriate way. So, here is a complete guide for upholstery cleaning in London you should consider to get the perfect clean and tidy furniture that your home deserves:
1. Start Vacuuming
The first step is to remove all the surface dust and dirt particles from your furniture pieces. Bring a vacuum cleaner and use soft brush attachments to vacuum the dust from the armrest, backrest, and cushions.
Don’t forget to look out the hidden nooks under cushions and in between sofa body as well as the armrests as these are the places that collect the most dust particles.
2. Wipe Down
Use a cotton cloth or a microfiber cloth to wipe down your upholstered furniture pieces and remove any dust that might be left after vacuuming. While wiping down, check your furniture and the problematic areas where there might be hard-to-remove stains or dirt you need to work on.
3. Clean Dirty Areas
Use a simple handmade cleaning solution – just mix equal parts of water and vinegar into a bowl. Dip a soft cloth into the solution and wipe down the dirty areas of your upholstery gently. Then, rinse the cloth to prevent transferring dirt again to the cleaning areas of the furniture.
4. Dry The Furniture
Dry your furniture with a soft clean cloth to get rid of all the traces of the upholstery cleaning solution. Make sure you remove all of them; otherwise they can cause mould to develop on your furniture.
Stain Removal Tips –
To remove stains from your upholstered furniture pieces, you should consider following techniques:
1. Grease stains –
Wipe the stain marks with clean, dry cotton, or a microfiber cloth. If you find the dried-up grease, you should remove and sprinkle the stain using baking soda. Let it sit for a couple of hours and then wipe off with a dry cloth. Don’t use water to clean off grease stains.
2. Ink stains –
The perfect way to get rid of ink stains is by rubbing alcohol.Moisten a cotton swab with alcohol and dab it on the stained areas. Rub alcohol to remove mould and mildew stains from leather furniture.
3. Dark stains –
White, beige, and grey furniture pieces are prone to staining. To remove the dark-coloured stains, mix equal parts of tartar cream and lemon juice to form a paste. Apply it onto the stain and let it sit for around 10 minutes. Then, wipe the solution away with damp cloth and the stain will be removed.
Please remember that, you should never experiment with stain removers on upholstered furniture and use only the tried and tested techniques. Otherwise you may end up causing irreversible damage to your furniture.
Use these useful tips and techniques on your upholstered furniture and remove any stains immediately. Besides, you can schedule an appointment with Glory Clean for immediate help with upholstery cleaning in London. With a bit of thought and effort, we can handle the upholstery cleaning quite quickly and easily.