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Cleaning a Fabric Sofa the Right Way – Tips & Tricks

A new sofa is a great thing to have. It changes the vibe of the room, and it feels good to sit on too. Your living room is rejuvenated, and you can entertain guests the right way. But since this is a fabric sofa, you have to be careful about sitting on it—no dirty fingers, no saucy food, no drinks, alcoholic or otherwise near. But suppose, despite all your caution, something still happens. Maybe some sauce still drips on the sofa. Then what? You have to clean it; otherwise, the stain might stick permanently. But how? 

That is why we wrote this simple guide for you to use in such circumstances. It will help you remove the stains as mentioned earlier or reduce them until you can get a professional sofa cleaning done.

Let’s take a look at the steps: 

Spot Cleaning

The simplest process and the one that everyone goes to first to clean any stains is spot cleaning. It means cleaning only the part of the sofa that has a spot on it.

If you are quick enough, you can use a mixture of 1 tablespoon of dish soap and 2 cups of warm water for most small stain spots on your sofa. Just take a clean white cloth and dip it into the soapy water mixture and then squeeze it until the excess is out. 

Then just gently dab on the affected spots. Make sure to not rub as this can push a stain further into the sofa. Repeat this process until you are satisfied with the cleaning, and then let it dry.

Note: If you have a tougher stain, then consider adding some vinegar into the soapy mixture. The acidic properties of vinegar can help counteract the harder stains. 

Deep Cleaning

A deep clean is required for stains that have been worn in. You need some carpet cleaner and some baking soda for this step.

Now, all you need to do is gently sprinkle the baking soda onto the place where the worn-in stains are. Then you need to use the carpet cleaner on the spots. Once it has worked its magic, take a brush with very soft bristles and gently scrub the stained area. 

Call a Professional

If you don’t have the time or energy to do a deep cleaning onto your sofa, then you should consider professional fabric couch cleaners to do the job for you. We have the advanced equipment to undertake just about any deep cleaning task.

Future Protection

If you’ve followed the above-written steps, then you can now enjoy your sofa that is as clean as a whistle. But there is also the consideration of keeping it clean for the future. Keeping any fabric sofa clean is hard. That is why you will have to take extra care and make sure that you keep using the above-mentioned methods of cleaning. And it is always a good idea to call professional sofa cleaners every once in a while for a cursory clean. 

After all, there is so much dust and dirt in our environment these days that constant cleaning has become essential to preventing a bad looking sofa and even health problems.

Final Tips

  1. If you don’t have the cleaners or the chemicals required to make the above-mentioned steps work, then take a trip to a big supermarket or a hardware store. And don’t forget to test products before using them.
  2. Avoid coloured cloth when cleaning your fabric sofa, as it can leave its colour on the sofa. Instead, a neutral colour like white is always preferred. 
  3. If you are going for a sofa, opt for a darker colour. So, even if stains or other accidents do happen and stay, then they won’t be as visible. 
  4. The dabbing method of cleaning is even more essential on velvet. Don’t attempt any rubbing motion at all when cleaning. As velvet is a sensitive fabric and trying to rub stains out can damage it. 

Conclusion

If you have a fabric couch that you think needs a deep cleaning, and you have tried to get the stains out yourself but were unsuccessful, or maybe you don’t want to go to all the effort of cleaning. If that is the case, then just contact us at Lounge Master. Our cleaning services are the best in Sydney.

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