Just like with the other pieces of furniture, sofas get dirty. For instance, drinks can spill on them. Pets can also track mud on your sofa. This should not worry you because the process involved in cleaning them is relatively easy. It can be done easily when you have great cleaning supplies and ample time. This article is going to discuss some of the cleaning tricks and tips that will make your furniture look great and smell fresh.
Pre-cleaning your sofa
Vacuuming up the large particles
This is done before deep-cleaning. It is done to remove the surface debris and other particles from the sofa’s surface. Clearing the sofa is done using a vacuum cleaner that has a hose attachment or a dust-buster. It is designed with a narrow attachment that can get easily into the crevices. It is also effective in vacuuming the cushion’s surfaces.
Remove spots using a bristle brush
Spots of dirt or heavy dust are removed using a stiff-bristled brush. This brush is helpful in breaking up such spots and vacuuming the released dirt. This is then followed by rubbing the furniture vigorously. Care should be taken to ensure that the fabric is not damaged.
Removing fur and lint
These cannot be removed using an average vacuum cleaner. Instead, they are removed using a lint roller. This should be done systematically across the sofa’s entire surface to remove all the hair.
Wiping down the exposed hard surfaces
Most of the modern sofas consist of exposed surfaces that are either made of wood or other classic materials. The exposed surfaces should also be given attention. They should be rubbed using an appropriate cleaning product. During this process, the fabric should be covered using a paper towel to prevent the unwanted chemical from getting on it.
Determine the fabric material making your sofa
The tag attached to the sofa can help you in knowing the type f the fabric used in making your furniture. These tags have instructions that specify the type of the cleaning products that should be used on the fabric.
Use a steam cleaner and water-based detergent to clean the fabric sofa
This is first done by pre-conditioning the fabric using a fabric pre-conditioner. This is a product that can be obtained easily from the local grocery stores. You should choose a product that does not decolourise your sofa. This product is sprayed all over the surfaces of the furniture.
Making a solution of water and detergent
These products are mixed in a bowl. The solution obtained is the spot-tested by rubbing it on a small portion of the sofa. You should leave it for about ten minutes and then check it.