Upholstered furniture and couches are gorgeous to look at in your Miami house and comfortable to sit in. Another benefit of having upholstery is that most of the upholstery is synthetic, which means that dealing with small stains and spots is relatively easy. A rule of thumb is to treat these stains as quickly as possible, and always test a hidden area of your upholstery to make sure that it isn’t adversely affected by the upholstery cleaning solution you want to use.
Here are a few household tips that you can use to quickly clean small spots and stains.
1. Baby wipes can be used for upholstery cleaning
Baby wipes are an excellent way of getting your upholstery clean, and you can use them for a number of water-soluble upholstery stains. Baby wipes have the advantage of being both mild, and not too wet, and they can be easily purchased at almost any convenience store in Miami and the Fort Lauderdale area. As soon as the upholstery is stained, simply grab a baby wipe and gently rub in a circular motion to remove the spot.
2. Shaving Cream is another good upholstery cleaning solution
If while tidying up your couch you find a mystery stain (that you don’t know what caused it), a possible solution is to use a little bit of standard white shaving cream. dap a little bit onto a damp cloth, and wipe the stain gently, and once the stain is removed, gently rub the area with a different cloth and some clean water. Be sure to try out this method on a hidden spot on your upholstered couch first, to make sure that the fabric isn’t damaged by this treatment in anyway.
3. White vinegar works surprisingly well
If you have some white vinegar in your Miami house, then you can use it to wipe down your furniture and upholstery. First of all, wt a rag with the white vinegar, then wring it out completely. making sure that it doesn’t drip any white vinegar anywhere. Once the vinegar is dry, wipe the furniture down. This may not leave a pleasant smell initially, but after a few times you’ll find that it leaves the furniture smelling very fresh, and the most important part, is that it removes a surprising amount of dirt from the furniture.
4. Shampoo your upholstery
If you have a small grease stain on your upholstered couch or chairs, then shampoo can be a pretty decent quick-fix solution. Mix up a little bit of standard shampoo with water, then simply use a sponge to sponge the greasy stains away. Do it gently, with a circular motion, and as always, test the mixture on a hidden spot of your upholstery before you start cleaning the stain.
5. Maintain your upholstery cleaning habits
One way of making sure that your upholstery is clean is to maintain it properly. Make sure that you vacuum the back and the cushions of your upholstered sofa at least once a week, to remove dust and dirt. Use a soft brush if you have to deal with more stubborn soil or grit, and then vacuum again, to make sure that your upholstery is cleaned thoroughly.