Don’t let difficult stains and ugly spills ruin your look; instead, use this simple, step-by-step guide to learn how to clean a sectional sofa with baking soda, cleaning detergents, and other household items.
How to Remove Stains from a Fabric Sofa
- Get to the stains as soon as possible. As soon as a spill or stain happens, clean it up right away. Waiting too long to cure a stain – even a few minutes – might cause it to set, making it more difficult to remove.
- Consult the manufacturer’s instructions. Check the manufacturer’s care instructions, which are normally available on the sofa’s label, before applying any cleaning detergents or solutions.
- Check your sectional sofa’s washing instructions. You know those weird letters on the tags of your sofa? Those are, in fact, codes! The set of codes – and what they imply – may be found in the table below.
- Remove any loose particles with a dry brush. To release stains and bring dust and grime to the surface, use a stiff brush with natural bristles to go over the entire sofa.
- Use a vacuum. Use a hand-held vacuum to remove crumbs and other loose particles before scouring and cleaning your fabric sofa. When it’s time to clean, this will make it simpler to see problem spots and concentrate on them.
- Use baking soda to clean. Baking soda may be used for more than simply baking; it may also be used to clean.In fact, spraying baking soda all over the sofa can help eliminate smells and loosen stains even more. For any areas with deep-set stains, use a DIY baking soda solution by mixing equal parts baking soda and water in a basin. Allow the baking soda to remain for 15 to 20 minutes in either the dry or wet solution. Vacuum the stain up with a brush attachment once the baking soda has completely absorbed it. Always spot treat a test section of the sofa before washing it completely, as with any cleaning solution.
- Apply the prescribed agent to a specific area. Begin washing your sectional sofa using the product that was advised. If you’re not sure if the product meets the guidelines, examine a tiny area for discoloration before continuing. Follow the instructions on the container whether you’re using a water-based cleaner or a solvent (or both). If the directions indicate it’s okay, wipe away the solution using a soft cloth.
- Use a soft towel to dry your fabric sofa. To absorb any remaining moisture, pat any damp areas with a dry cloth. Remove any residual cleaning solution with a soft brush.
- Allow your fabric sofa to dry naturally. Allow the sofa to air dry overnight, and wake up to a clean sofa!
How to Clean a Couch
Do you need a rapid fabric disinfecting spray? Mix a diluted essential oil with a little rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle with antibacterial characteristics (tea tree is an excellent one). Spray your sofa lightly with the solution, let it set for a few minutes, and then vacuum it!