Cleaning Guide: How To Clean Sofa And Its Stubborn Stains?

As we spend a lot of time on our sofas, they’re bound to become dirty and stained from time to time. It is important for all of us to know how to clean sofa stains. Whether you have an emergency red wine spill or just dirt from the dog lying on the couch every day, we have the answers and will show you how to clean sofa stains efficiently!

The best way to clean sofa stains is to wipe the sofa with the proper cleaning solution (based on the material). Concentrate on cleaning the stained areas and then let the couch dry.

And don’t forget to equip a vacuum cleaner to have a better result when you are deep cleaning your sofa. Lura water filtration vacuums are recommended because the water filter will help trap the dirt that is often harmful to your health, such as micro-dust, dust mite waste products, and prevent them from floating back into the air in your home.

The environmentally friendly Lura cleaning system is always available and provides the best water vacuuming. In addition to sofa cleaning, you can also use Lura water vacuum for carpet cleaning, mattress cleaning, and even air treatment.

Lura water vacuum will be a great assistant in your cleaning process
Lura water vacuum will be a great assistant in your cleaning process

The following tips will help you clean each type of fabric effectively, but make sure you check the cleaning tag and test products on a small, inconspicuous area before applying them to the whole sofa.

How to clean sofa made of fabric

Clean the sofa with a brush. Use a stiff brush or a clean white hand towel to clean the sofa. This will loosen any dried-on dirt.

  • Put baking soda on the surface. Sprinkle baking soda over the entire sofa and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. Use a brush attachment to vacuum the sofa to remove the baking soda (you can leave it for up to an hour).
  • Create an all-purpose sofa cleaner. Use this simple cleaner to get rid of any remaining stains on the sofa while the baking soda is sitting there. Combine 1 tbsp dishwashing liquid with 1 tbsp white vinegar and 1 cup of warm water in a small spray bottle. Next, add 1 tbsp baking soda and screw the top back on the spray bottle. If baking soda and vinegar are combined, a lot of bubbles will result!
  • Clean the sofa with a damp cloth. Apply the cleaning solution to a white cloth and gently rub any stains. Alternatively, you may wipe the whole sofa down with the solution for a thorough clean.
  • Let the fabric air dry. Wait a few hours or until the sofa has completely dried before sitting on it or placing objects on it.

How to clean sofa made of microfiber

Most microfiber sofas can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol.

  • Use rubbing alcohol to scrub. Work section by section, spray an area with rubbing alcohol, then scrub with a white or light-colored sponge (to prevent color transfer to the couch). The stains will come off onto the sponge.
  • Brush in a circular motion. Alcohol evaporates quickly, so the sofa should be dry quickly. When the sofa has dried, use a dry scrub brush to fluff the fabric by brushing in a circular motion.
  • Repeat the process with distilled water. Follow the same process using distilled water if your sofa allows both water and solvent cleaning. Simply spray, scrub, and brush after the fabric dries.

How to clean sofa made of leather

There are plenty of ways to clean leather sofas since leather comes in a variety of different finishes. Keep in mind that leather sofa cleaning methods will vary from one sofa to another. The following cleaning instructions are for protecting leather, which is the most common type and easiest to clean. If your leather sofa is unprotected, consult the manufacturer’s instructions on cleaning. Last but not least, check the cleaning label and test cleaning products first on a small part of the sofa that will not be noticed.

  • Begin by vacuuming the sofa, including all its crevices and nooks.
  • Wipe down the whole sofa with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.
  • In a small bucket, combine equal parts of water and white vinegar to make a cleaning solution. Using a microfiber cloth, dip it into the solution until it is damp, but not wet, and wipe the couch, rinsing it regularly.
  • Clean and dry the sofa with a microfiber cloth.
  • Maintain the softness of leather on your sofa by using a leather conditioner every six to 12 months.

That is all the tips we want to share with you on how to clean sofa and make them new again. If you are looking for help with the rest of your living room, don’t hesitate to give Ocean Cleans a call via +65 6334 3309! Let Ocean Cleans clean your house so you can spend more time doing the things you really enjoy, such as watching a movie on your clean and comfortable sofa!

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