Upholstered furniture is very much like the fabric in your clothing that gets assaulted daily with the dirt, dust, skin oils, food crumbs, and spills. You might have invested a lot of money for your furniture and will want it last long in an excellent looking condition. But, if you do not take proper measures for maintaining and cleaning your kitchen cabinets, it will get dirty and saggy in no time.
The best thing will be to shop for upholstered fabric furniture that matches your lifestyle and can be cleaned easily. You may choose synthetic fabrics which cannot be easily soiled by children or pets and are easily washed. You can also avoid woven items that have too much of texture, easily catches dirt and dust, stains, and are difficult to clean.
Have proper protection for the fabric: If there is an option for you to treat your upholstered fabric furniture with proper fabric protection, it will offer you a certain level of the defense. Though this will not be a stain-proof option, it will help to prevent the spills from getting absorbed in the tables online.
Start the cleaning process with significant chunks removal: As a first step, you need to carefully scrape the big chunks around the stains in your upholstery, by using a scraper. If it is possible to get near to the stain quickly, you can use a rubber spatula to get rid of it as much as possible.
Use a vacuum cleaner: Make sure that the dried chunk doesn’t get accumulated to the cleaning area, and use a vacuum cleaner to clean the entire area correctly. In most of the vacuum cleaners, there will be a dusting brush attachment which is connected to a hose. However, when you are dealing with a stain that is still wet, you can skip this step. In case, you are cleaning a removable cushion, and you should remove the cushion before starting the cleaning process.
Periodically rotate the seat cushions: You can save your cushions from wear and tear and indentations by regularly turning these cushions. Further, it can be beneficial to open the seam along the back of the cushion and add additional padding, in case you find the cushions becoming sloppy.
Make it a point to clean regularly: The most significant mistake people do is not to clean the upholstered fabric furniture on a daily basis. In the absence of regular cleaning, you are allowing the dust, dirt and the spills settle and sometimes it can cause great difficulty to remove the markings. You can use a soft brush for cleaning and dusting the fabrics of your furniture to keep it reasonably clean before you go for DIY techniques for removing the stains.
Go for natural upholstery cleaner: If you have understood the process of cleaning and have removed the dirt and dust by vacuuming, you can start to remove the stains now. Get a measuring cup, fill 1/4th of it with natural or biodegradable detergent and fill it with warm water. You can beat the soap in a handheld electric mixer and can stir the solvent and the water to make foam for further use
You should now start the cleaning by using the suds that you had made for cleaning the fabric of your upholstered furniture. You can begin using the foamy solution with a soft bristled brush to gently rub the foam into the stain and start removing the dust, and the grime. After the cleaning is over, you can also gently remove the soiled foam with the help of rubber spatula.