Sofas are the creature comfort that we just couldn’t live without. It’s a place where all of the family (including our four-legged friends) can put their feet up and chill out every day, and because of this, sofas are prone to a build-up of hidden dirt including body oils, dust and odours. Thankfully you can learn how to clean a sofa yourself.
So, how do you deep clean a sofa?
Use the following steps to bring your favourite seat back to life:
1.Start by brushing any crumbs and debris off your sofa then vacuuming.
2.The next step is to shampoo your couch. We’d recommend using a carpet/upholstery cleaning machine for incredible results.
3.Make sure to test a hidden patch of the sofa to ensure the shampoo doesn’t stain.
4.Fill up your upholstery cleaner with shampoo and warm water suited to the material of your sofa.
5.Moving in smooth strokes, run the brush over your sofa and allow it to dry.
6.If you’d also like to thoroughly clean your cushion covers, check the tags to see whether they are removable and machine washable.
7. If they are, you can go ahead and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to wash the covers.
How to clean a fabric sofa
Fabric sofas often pick up a range of different types of dirt and are also susceptible to stains. This means keeping your sofa clean can be a challenge. Use the below tips to clean your fabric sofa:
1.Start by checking the tag to avoid damaging the material.
2.Use your vacuum and a brush to remove every trace of dirt and dust before beginning.
3.Test a hidden part of your sofa with baking soda to ensure it doesn’t stain.
4.Next, you can use baking soda to absorb any grime and odours.
5.Cover the sofa with the substance, allowing it to work for about 30 minutes.
6.You can then vacuum the baking soda up.
7.For any stubborn marks, try using a cloth covered in a mixture of washing up liquid, water and white vinegar to wipe stains away. Remember to test this mixture on a hidden part of the sofa first.
8.You can then absorb any excess liquid with a microfiber cloth.