How to care your sofa?
1. Clean regularly:
For fabric upholstery, it is recommended to vacuum weekly to remove dust, dirt, and debris from your sofa.
For leather upholstery, it should be dusted weekly with a soft cloth and conditioned every 6-12 months.
For polyester (and most other synthetic fabrics), wipe down your furniture with a soft cloth or microfiber duster to remove dust and dirt particles weekly.
2. It is recommended to seek professional cleaning services once a year. 3. Clean products:
dry brush, vacuum, dry towel, steamer, baking soda, vinegar, water. 4.Clean Steps:
Start by vacuuming the sofa to remove debris and dirt from both the surface and crevices. If the cushions are removable, don't forget to clean both sides.
Clean any wooden or metallic areas using warm water and liquid dish soap.
Remove stains using either a commercial cleaner or a homemade one made from natural ingredients found in your kitchen. Homemade cleaners are cheaper and more environmentally friendly.
Let the sofa dry.
For fabric upholstery, mix 1/4 cup vinegar, 3/4 warm water, and 1 tablespoon dish soap or Castile soap. Mist the soiled area and scrub with a soft cloth until the stain lifts. Use a second cloth moistened with clean water to remove the soap. Dry the area with a towel.
For leather upholstery, mix 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the cleaner on the surface of the sofa and buff it with a soft cloth.
For polyester (and most other synthetic fabrics), mix 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 cup warm water, and 1/2 tablespoon dish soap or Castile soap. Mist the soiled area and scrub it with a soft cloth until the stain is gone.
How to clean your upholstery?
1. Water Stains:
For fabric upholstery, thefirst step is to vacuum up the moisture using the liquid setting on the cleaner to extract as much water as possible. If there is still visible staining, it means water has penetrated the fibers of the sofa. In such cases, a diluted vinegar solution sprayed lightly can help break down the stain by attaching itself to the fibers and dirt particles. Finally, use a dry microfiber towel to blot the spill, which can remove any remaining moisture.
For leather upholstery, clean it up right away with a dry, clean cloth.
For polyester (and most other synthetic fabrics), clean it up right away with a dry, clean cloth.
2. Ink Stains:
For fabric upholstery, act quickly to remove stains. Sprinkle baking soda over the entire sofa to remove loose stains. For deep-set stains, mix equal parts baking soda and water and let sit for 15-20 minutes, then vacuum it up with a brush attachment.
Forleather upholstery, soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and gently dab (avoid rubbing) the ink stain until it starts to lift. Then, use another fresh cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol to continue the process, if necessary. Once the stain begins to fade, pat the area dry with a soft cloth to remove any remaining residue.
For polyester (and most other synthetic fabrics), it is important to keep sofa cleaning simple. Deep penetration of water or using too many cleaning ingredients can damage the fabric. The best way to clean a polyester sofa is to use a lightly dampened sponge, and gently brush the affected area.
3. Grease Stains：
For fabric upholstery, sprinkle a handful of baking soda over the affected area and let it sit for 20 minutes to lift the grease to the surface. Next, vacuum up the baking soda and blot any remaining residue with an absorbent towel. Baking soda is an effective and natural solution for removing grease stains from your sofa.
Forleather upholstery, sprinkle a pinch of baking soda onto the affected area. Let it sit for a few hours, then use a clean cloth to wipe away the baking soda residue.
For polyester (and most other synthetic fabrics), dilute a small amount of soap and then dip a sponge into the suds. It is important to avoid pressing or squeezing the sponge while cleaning and to keep the brush strokes light to prevent any damage to the polyester material.
How to clean your sofa covers?
For fabric upholstery, the safest way to clean removable cushion covers is to machine wash them, as long as the tag instructions indicate it is safe to do so.
For cushions without removable covers, you can lightly spray tough stains with a vinegar solution (or other cleaning solution), then vacuum the cushions. If the cushions become damp during cleaning, remove them from the sofa and place them in an open space until they are completely dry.
For leather upholstery, mix equal parts water and vinegar in a bowl, dip a soft cloth into the cleaning solution and wring it out so that it is damp (not soaking). Begin wiping the dirty areas of the leather. After wiping down the problem spots, use a dry cloth to wipe any damp areas. Condition the leather after cleaning. Using a mild oil like coconut or lemon can help replenish lost softness.
1.How to deodorize leather sofas:
Sprinkle baking soda on the affected area as it can absorb odors effectively. Leave it for fifteen minutes before vacuuming it up.
Try using an enzyme cleaning spray designed specifically for upholstery, which contains enzymes that speed up chemical reactions. Spray directly onto the affected area and let it dry.
Use mild soap diluted with water to clean the area if the odor persists. Gently blot the area with a damp cloth and mild soap solution, then blot dry with a towel. Use a vacuum to remove any remaining moisture.
2. How to clean white leather:
Cleaning a white leather sofa requires the same process as cleaning a dark leather sofa:
Oil and Vinegar Spray: Mix 1/2 cup olive oil with 1/4 cup vinegar in a spray bottle. Spritz the solution on the stain, let it sit for five minutes, then wipe. Avoid using bleach or ammonia-based cleaners as they can damage the leather.
Toothpaste Method: Dampen the stained area with a damp cloth (do not soak). Apply non-gel toothpaste onto the stain and use a soft toothbrush to scrub away the mark. Wipe the area clean with a cloth and dry it with a towel. Toothpaste can also remove scuffs from the leather. When cleaning white leather, it's essential to be extra cautious with moisture. A cloth that is too damp can leave unsightly water stains on the upholstery, so use a very mildly damp cloth that is almost dry for a quick wipe-down.
3. How to deal with scratches on leather sofas:
Clean the scratch thoroughly using a mild cleaning solution (such as those outlined in the previous steps). Apply a small amount of mild oil, such as baby oil, to a cotton ball. Rub the scratch in circular motions with the oiled cotton ball. Let the oil air dry and then wipe off any excess.
4. How to deal with lint and hair:
If your fabric sofa attracts lint, hair, or dust easily, keep a lint roller handy that you can use exclusively for your sofa. In case of an emergency, you can use large pieces of packing tape to remove pet hair from the sofa.
5.How to clean cushion foams (fabric sofa only):
If the spill has seeped deep into the foam, remove the upholstery cover and clean the foam with a vinegar solution (mix half a cup of water with a few drops of vinegar) applied with a clean cloth. Blot the area gently and let it dry completely in a well-ventilated area. If the upholstery cover is not removable, apply these steps directly to the upholstery itself.
6. How to clean a sofa with a steamer:
If your fabric sofa can be cleaned with a water-based cleaner, try using steam to loosen dirt and stains. Before using an upholstery steam cleaner, check the manufacturer's recommendations to ensure it is safe for your fabric sofa. Note that just because your sofa is water-safe doesn't necessarily make it heat-safe. Always spot test an inconspicuous area before proceeding. Steps to follow:
Vacuum the sofa first.
Keep the air circulating in the room by opening windows or using a fan to prevent moisture buildup and residue.
Spot test an inconspicuous area before cleaning the entire sofa.
Let the sofa air dry completely before using or sitting on it. It may take overnight for it to fully dry.
Vacuum the sofa again after steam cleaning to remove any loosened dirt.
Sometimes, professional cleaning may be necessary for tough stains like wine or pet accidents. Although more expensive, professional cleaning can ensure your sofa receives the best possible treatment without causing further damage.