Many people are well-versed with the basics of washing couches made with common materials but when it comes to more delicate fabrics, upholstery cleaning takes on a whole new dimension.
The process may seem daunting but all that is needed is a good detergent and effective upholstery cleaning utensils and your sofa will be clean and stain-free in no time at all.
Fabrics can be cleaned while still attached to the sofa – just spray a light mist of cleaning fluid on to the material and gently scrub the stain, being careful not to press too hard, as this could cause discoloration and permanent damage.
Professional upholstery cleaners are usually the best people to remove stains from sofas because they typically have years of experience and are trained to use sophisticated steam cleaners that are gentle on delicate materials.
For stains that are particularly stubborn, fabrics may have to be detached from settees and washed separately. In this instance, light colours should always be separated from dark colours and materials should not be oversoaked, as this increases the chances of bleeding, fading or the dislocation of embellishments.
Experts advise against the use of too much detergent, as this could also potentially damage materials. In addition, fabrics should be merely swirled around in water instead of being rubbed back and forth.
Finally, woven fabrics should not be wrung out but simply folded and pressed against the side of the basin to get the water out.
Please contact your local upholstery cleaning company to find how your old sofas can be made to look as good as new.
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