Today’s fabric sofas are pre-treated with a stain-resistant finish. Fabric sofas are very flexible and resilient enabling them to stand up to pet’s jumping on them as well as children. A sofa made of fabrics is the place where we cuddle, eat our snacks, and invite our family and friends over to sit on.
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How To Clean Fabric Sofa Stains
With all their comfort, fabric sofas also retain our food remnants, our foot odors, and more which renders them becoming a little soiled and dirty. How do we clean fabric sofa stains to keep them fresh and looking like new
Here is a guaranteed way to answer how to clean fabric sofa stains. First, become familiar with the manufacturer’s suggested cleaning directions. Look at the tag because symbols are provided for cleaning, such as the following:
W: use water for cleaning.
WS: use water or a solvent cleaner
S: use only a solvent-based cleaner
X: only use a vacuum cleaner or a dry-brush
As in cleaning anything, there is always ‘prep’ time. A white cloth or towel is best to use in this process because you want to see the grime and soil to know your efforts are working. Begin by using a cloth or towel to brush the whole sofa.
A small soft-bristled brush can also be introduced to loosen up dust particles which tend to settle deep within the fabric. This action will break up or loosen topical dried stains and remove any crumbs that may be overlooked within the crevices. Do not use colored cloths because the dye may affect the color of the sofa.
Next, we will begin the cleaning process. Using baking soda is one of the best natural products that deodorizes and cleans almost anything. Freely sprinkle the baking soda over the sofa. Baking soda contains properties which actually break-up stain molecules. Let the baking soda remain on the sofa for at least 20 to 30 minutes.
Then using your vacuum’s brush tool, vacuum over the sofa’s surface areas. Don’t be surprised when you see your vacuum bag fill up with dirt. But when you look back at your sofa, you will see a visible difference.
If you see any embedded stains that were missed, prepare a safe cleaning solution that will not harm the fabric sofa. Prepare 2 or 3 drops of liquid dish soap in about 4 cups of cool water. Dip one end of a cotton white cloth into the cleaning solution, squeeze semi-dry and rub the cloth onto the stain.
Use gentle circular motions until you can no longer see the stain. Use another soft, lint-free cloth to tamp the wet stain area. Allow the fabric sofa to air-dry and voila, your sofa will look renewed.
To keep your fabric sofa stain and soil free, clean-up any food or drink stains immediately. Brush food particles off quickly and soak up drink stains with a white paper towel or a dry white soft cloth. Baby wipes are also a great option for stain or spot cleaning.