One of the smartest tips that homeowners forget when cleaning upholstery is to avoid over-wetting the material so that the upholstery dries quickly. The wetter the material, the longer it takes to dry, which can lead to mold and mildew problems.
Therefore here are some DIY upholstery cleaning tips. Keep these tips in mind for cleaning a different variety of upholstery made from different materials.
Fabric upholstery cleaning
Mix a teaspoon of dish soap in a cup of water. If you plan to clean a delicate and fragile cloth, use a soft cleaning material, such as a towel or tissue, soaked in the solution, and slowly blot the dirt off the material. You can always seek help from professionals for deep cleaning of upholstered furniture by browsing online.
Whether you're trying DIY techniques or calling an upholstery cleaning service, upholstery cleaning is important, anyway.
Combine a teaspoon of detergent with a cup of water. Use a clean white cloth soaked in this mixture to remove most of the stains. In case the stain does not disappear, use a stronger stain removal solution combining a third of a cup of white vinegar with two-thirds of a cup of water to remove the stain. After cleaning, rinse off the stain remover mixture with a sponge soaked in water.
Leather upholstery cleaning
You can get a leather cleaning solution at any store near you or make your own by combining one cup of white vinegar and two cups of flaxseed oil. Slowly rub the surface of the leather in circular motions. Let the solution stay for about 10 minutes and then rub the surface with another clean white cloth until the leather begins to shine.