Couch cleaning: Tips for fabric couch cleaning

Regular couch cleaning and maintenance should be done weekly to avoid the long-term impact of spills or damage from regular wear and tear.
Upholstered furniture might cling onto pet hair or you might’ve spilled red wine and are struggling to remove stains from it.

Follow these simple maintenance tips to help extend the longevity of your couch:

Dry brush: Use a dry brush to loosen pieces of fabric, dirt, or debris.

Vacuum: On a low setting, use your vacuum cleaner to remove debris that you may have loosened with your dry brush, as well as dirt that has deeply settled into your sofa.

Change Cushions: Turn cushions over to reduce the appearance of wear.

Sometimes, regular maintenance or fabric couch cleaning can’t get rid of deeply embedded dirt and stains. To properly deep clean a sofa, you’ll need cleaning cloths, a stiff brush, baking soda, along with a vacuum cleaner that has a brush.

Follow these steps to learn how to clean a sofa with baking soda:

Test your fabric: Baking soda is great for many things, including removing embedded grime and dirt from your couch. Test the fabric in an inconspicuous area first.

Brush the couch: Use the stiff brush to remove crumbs, dust, and other debris.

Apply baking soda: Sprinkle the couch with baking soda and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. You may want to consider mixing the baking soda with a dry carpet cleaner for an even deeper couch cleaning.

Vacuum the baking soda: Use the brush on your vacuum cleaner to completely remove the baking soda.

Remove stubborn stains: You can use a solution appropriate for the type of fabric and a clean cloth to blot up the stains. For synthetic upholstery, you can use a mixture of one cup of warm water, half a cup of vinegar, and half a tablespoon of dish soap.
For the best results, book our upholstery cleaning service.