Great Tips to Maintain a Clean Sofa

sofa-in-living-room-1113tm-pic-120If you have children and pets, chances are your sofa has a few stains. From dust to dirt, spills and other grime, your sofa can be stained and even be ruined if it is not properly cleaned. Removing stains can seem like an impossible task sometimes, but it is easier than you think if you use the right cleaning method for each material. Below are some tips for cleaning all types of sofas:

Vacuum Cloth Sofas Regularly

When you are cleaning cloth sofas there is no need for cleansers unless you are actually treating stains. All you need is a vacuum with a furniture or basic brush attachment. Alternatively, you can brush the sofa with a soft bristled brush to loosen and free the dirt and dust from the upholstery and un-mat the fibers of the sofa. Vacuum cleaning or brushing your sofa regularly can maintain its great look.

Cleaning Leather and Vinyl Sofas

Make sure to use leather or vinyl cleansers when cleaning these materials. Cleansers should be applied in small amounts to a soft cloth before wiping down the sofa to remove dirt or dust or even stains. These also help moisturize the sofa material and prevent it from drying out or cracking.

Cleaning Stains from Sofa Fabrics

If your sofa becomes soaked with unnoticed spills, it can become riddled with stains. However, you can remove these stains with a good upholstery cleanser. Make sure to spray the stains and allow cleanser to soak in for a few minutes before attempting to scrub them. Scrub the stains vigorously with a soft bristled brush or towel to remove them. Repeating these steps may be necessary if the stain is not removed fully.

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