In each house there will be at least one upholstered piece of furniture: a chair, an armchair or a sofa. They require special treatment and cleaning. Do you know how to take care of your furniture?
How often do I have to clean upholstered furniture?
Do you think that furniture upholstery should only be cleaned when it is dirty? You're wrong! If your upholstery is cleaned only from Christmas and after the appearance of stains, it will quickly lose its original colour and texture!
Dust settles not only on floors but also on furniture. When the upholstery is not being vacuumed, the pollen settled on it... we rub it into it! As a result, they lose their colour, and there are stains that are difficult to remove. Therefore, upholstered furniture, like carpets, should be vacuumed once every two to three days. From time to time the upholstery should also be thoroughly washed.
How to clean upholstered furniture?
For standard upholstery, first use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust from the surface. The next step is to use the right product - always use only products designed to clean upholstery on chairs and sofas. If you use the wrong substances, you can destroy the colour of the fabric and, what's worse, weaken its fibres, making it more susceptible to dirt.
Manufacturers of upholstery detergents offer us a wide range of powders and foams. Before you proceed to the cleaning, perform a test: apply a small amount of the product in the least visible place (e.g. on the bottom) to check how the material will react to the product. Apply foam or powder to the vacuumed upholstery according to the instructions on the packaging. It is best to use a soft sponge for cleaning - if the material is too hard, you can damage the upholstery fibres.
After a certain amount of time (approx. an hour), gently wipe it off with a white cloth. Repeat the pulling down process until the cloth remains clean.
Remember that dust likes to accumulate not only on upholstery but also on frames (e.g. chairs). Remember to vacuum them too, so they don't move to the seats! This is best done with a soft brush or a special dusting brush.
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