Useful tips in cleaning your upholstery

sofaYour furniture upholstery looks tired and a little shabby but buying new furniture isn’t in your budget. Satisfy your needs by following the 3 tips then the result will make you smile.

3 great helpful tips in cleaning your upholstery:

  1. Apply scotch guard
  2. Know the furniture cleaning codes
  3. Spot stains

Apply scotch guard

Scotch guard your fabric to make it stain resistant. Check to see if your fabric has been scotch guarded or do you need an after sale scotch guard to be applied. Scotch guard is a water-repelling protectant and a wise investment perfect to save you time and money.

Make sure to wait your upholstery completely dry and as clean as possiblebefore spraying it with scotch guard. Wear a face mask and a pair of rubber gloves to protect your skin and prevent inhaling aerosol spray. Shake the can well then spray it around the upholstery covering the entire surfaces. Wait at least 8 hours or so before sitting or touching the furniture.

Know the furniture cleaning codes

Learn the furniture cleaning codes as this can help you know what type of cleaning method you will use. Below are the most common furniture codes:

W:  Your furniture can be cleaned with water.

S: A furniture cleaning solvent can be applied to clean your item.

SW: Both solvent and water can be used for cleaning.

X: No using of either solvent or water to the item but a soft brush instead. Your item need to be dry cleaned to take deep stains.

Spot stains

Never spray it directly with water or leave a water ring that is hard to clean. First thing to do is scrape excess food off by using a dull edge then dampen a towel to work it to the stain. Do it repeatedly until the stain is removed. Remember to test new methods that are appropriate for your item as some will require different care. When testing do it on the bottom at the back if it will be not seen or sometimes under your furniture will have the same fabric you can test on.

Useful tips in cleaning your upholstery

Need help cleaning your upholstery, especially before scotch guarding? A really good clean can breathe new life into your beloved furniture piece.

Contact Country Life Carpet Care (CLCC) on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403 to discuss your cleaning needs. Ring CLCC now for a FREE quote.