White sofas add elegance and style to any room, but dirty or grimy white sofa and loveseats can destroy your ambiance just as fast. It can be much harder to clean than colored sofas. This is because all of the dirt shows up on a white. Cleaning a white sofa can be difficult, but it is an essential art to master if you want to incorporate any type of white, upholstered furniture into your decor. Take your time and test out different methods before you commit to any course of action so that you can be sure that you will not exacerbate the damage rather than repair it.
Vacuum the sofa.
This will remove dirt and dust that could turn into mud and stain your sofa during the cleaning process. But be careful! Do not use a vacuum cleaner to clean the sofas from velor and velvet, because the pile may be damaged.
Velvet white sofas such as this chic sofa from BRABBU is best cleaned with a microfiber cloth soaked in soapy water or acetic solution (1 teaspoon per 1 liter of water). In this case, try not to push and move in the direction of the pile, so as not to damage the villi. To velor, the animal’s hair adheres easily, which must be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner or a soft brush. Complex spots should not be taken out by yourself, it’s better to use dry cleaning services.
You can clean stains from wine and coffee using baking soda and water paste. Apply the paste on the cloth and leave it for a few minutes. Then delete. Salt can be applied to fresh spots of red wine, and then scraped off. The place must disappear with this. Cover the oil stains with cornstarch for 15-20 minutes before vacuuming it will remove most of the traces of these darker spots.
Clean the entire sofa with a foam detergent.
You can apply it on the entire sofa with a slightly damp rag. After you have processed a small area, return and “rinse” the upholstery using a clean damp rag and the same movement. It deodorizes the sofa and raises any lingering dirt.
Furniture from leatherette or leather is not difficult to clean, most importantly – do not soak too much. You can use a special tool and napkins for the skin. If the skin stains from wine, you can remove them with an alcoholic napkin. Stains from pens or markers are removed using scotch or ethyl alcohol.
- To clean upholstered furniture with easy greasiness, you can apply a neutral soap solution. Wipe furniture soaked in a solution with a cotton napkin. Do not forget that movements during the cleaning of the sofa by one’s own hands must be carried out in one direction.
- If you do not know what to clean the sofa, you can use professional means to clean the seats. Such a foam is applied to furniture, waiting for drying and vacuuming.
- A new cleaner is best tested on a small, barely visible area. This will help to avoid unpleasant surprises and predict the result.
- If you want to use 2 cleaning agents, you need to wait a couple of hours to prevent them from mixing.
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