Elegant and cozy, couches and chairs are among the most important items of furniture. Their beauty and comfort are very popular at home, at the restaurant or in any other circumstances.
With the passage of time their surface materials acquire visible traces of wear and replacing them is not an easy thing, prices are generally high. As a result, natural cleaning and adequate maintenance is essential to prolong their service life.
In what follows, I will provide some practical advice in this regard.
Cleaning fabric sofas and armchairs
Start by vacuuming the couch surface well. Then remove the cushion covers and put them in the washing machine, choose a gentle washing program (30 degrees). You should remember that repeated washing of cushions can lead to discoloration.
Create a natural solution of water, white vinegar and cornstarch and apply it gently with a soft sponge all over the upholstery. These products are amazing to remove stains from coffee, wine, tea, ink, pen, etc. Another advantage thereof is that they don’t discolor the fabric.
If you fight with toughest stains, it is recommended using toothpaste applied directly to the stain. Use a soft cloth or sponge to scrub and clean the upholstery. Each time, rinse the cloth with clean water and squeeze it out completely before repeating the operation. Avoid using more water so you won’t soak the upholstery.
Allow freshly cleaned piece of furniture to dry for a day providing a slow stream of air. You can leave a window open for faster drying.
Cleaning leather sofas and armchairs
Although leather is a durable material there are a number of requirements that you need to know to maintain the quality and brilliance of this material.
Be able to remove most stains using water and baking soda. Rinse thoroughly with a cloth dipped in clear water.
Cleaning and maintenance of sofas and armchairs will not be so difficult or risky if you follow the practical tips. I invite you to discover a lot of other interesting information about turning the house into the most comfortable and clean space. Do not forget to share with us your views and experiences through comments and suggestions.