Upholstery cleaning seems to be very hard to manage by yourself, in fact, it’s one of the easiest things to clean at your home.
You may be wondering how, don’t worry in this article we will discuss some helpful smart hacks in cleaning your upholstery yourself (DIY).
- Cold Water
Didn’t see that coming?!
Yes, one of the best ways to get rid of stains, especially stains that have not dried and blood stains is cold water!
Cold water due to its lower temperature and higher viscosity can quickly form bonds with stains. This accounts for the formation of H-Bond (Hydrogen Bond), which is a weak van der Waal force of attraction.
- Say No to Hot water
Well only say No to hot water only in case of cleaning your upholstery!
Hot water due to its high temperature and low viscosity can cause 2 things:-
- It may damage the upholstery material but this solely depends on material by which the upholstery is made.
- The same above properties of the hot water can In fact help in drying and fixing the stain, once the stain is fixed it becomes more difficult to remove and clear the stain.
This is one of the best ways to get rid of dust and other minute particles from your upholstery. According to some experts there is a need to clean it at least once a week. Here as a hack you can use your regular vacuum cleaner itself! However for better effectiveness and efficiency use vacuum cleaners manufactured particularly for upholstery.
4. Baby Wipes!
Ever thought you would see this coming ! No Right?
Actually baby wipes are nice in terms of their composition and user-friendly nature. Since baby wipes also have the same function of cleaning it can be still used for the same here in case of upholstery cleaning.
It’s a smart hack and not many know about this!
5. Brushing Your Upholstery
This is something we forget to do but this is a very strong way to clean your sofas very effectively.
Gently scrubbing with the brush can actually brighten up your upholstered furniture, making it look fresh and new.
However one should not scrub vigorously because it can cause a lot of other issues such as damage to the fabric (or upholstery) of your furniture covering, so one needs to be careful while doing this.
6. Stain Removal Hacks
For various stains various hacks have been introduced by many prominent DIY websites across the Internet, those techniques and hacks are surprisingly very effective in action. For various types of stain various substances you can use in order to effectively remove stains.
Substances such as cold water ( which is out Tip #1), baking soda, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), vinegar, salt etc have been advised in various combinations to get rid of blood, coffee, grease and other stains from your upholstered furniture.
Now you don’t have to worry about cleaning up your upholstery, you can just clean it because you now know the smart hacks that most people don’t! Also, you can take help from Couch Cleaning Hobart services.