8 Effective Ways to Clean Upholstered Furniture
If you would like to learn of cheap products that are very effective in cleaning your custom upholstered furniture, then you will want to read this. Many of the products we will discuss are common household products whose primary use has nothing to do with furniture upholstery cleaning. Some are basic homemade formulas that anyone could make. We will also discuss some products that are for upholstery cleaning that produce great results and are very cheap. After reading this article, you should be able to find a product that works well for you.
Everyday Household Products
Baby wipes are the first product we will discuss as a great upholstery cleaner. Baby wipes are very mild and not too moist. They are best for removing stains out of upholstered furniture and for cleaning the whole chair or sofa.
Dryel dry cleaning cloths are good for a custom sofa or chair that is dry clean only. It is said to be very easy and leaves a fresh smell to the upholstery.
Mr. Clean has also been suggested as an effective cleaner. Just use the Mr. Clean full strength in a spray bottle and rub it into the upholstery and then wipe it off. Mr. Clean also leaves a fresh scent based on the specific variety.
Mean Green (not to be confuse with Simple Green) can be bought at most dollar stores. It can also be used as a detergent in a carpet and upholstery cleaning machine. Use only half the amount of Mean Green that the directions read for upholstery cleaning. Always spot test the solution in an inconspicuous part of the furniture before using on the entire area. Apply with the upholstery cleaner and wipe off the area with a dry cloth.
White vinegar can be used by wetting a rag and wringing it out completely so that it"s no longer dripping wet. Then thoroughly wipe the upholstered furniture down. The smell is strong at first but after awhile it leaves the furniture smelling fresh. This only removes surface dirt so if you need deep thorough cleaning, this may not be best for you.
Here is a homemade mixture made out of everyday products that works very well. Mix six tablespoons of soap flake, one pint of boiling hot water and two tablespoons of Borax. Combine everything together until it cools and forms into a gel. Thoroughly beat the gel into a foam. Use a abrasive cloth or upholstery brush to apply the foam to the fabric without soaking it. Finally, wipe the dirt away with a damp cloth.
Upholstery cleaning products
Woolite foam upholstery cleaner works very well as directed. You can also beat Woolite liquid soap or a mild dish soup with water added until it is light and foamy. Cover the area of the upholstery with the whipped foam and then let it dry. Vacuum the furniture thoroughly and then pat it with a wet cloth that is dipped in diluted vinegar to remove any residue.
OxyClean is another great product suggestion for cleaning a custom chair or sofa. Mix it according to the directions and cover it all over the furniture. OxyClean is great for stubborn stains that also makes your upholstery look new.
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