Upholstery Cleaning - How to Make It Look New Again
Anyone that has a child under the age of 10 has experienced the discouraging site of their furniture becoming a place of spills, stains, and "drawings". It seems that despite rules and guidance provided to your children, kids just seem to find a way to get greasy, colorful, or smeared stains all over the parts of your most used furniture.
Parents often fear the moment of walking into a room and see their child holding a marker. Next, they realize that the marker in their child's hand was already applied itself to the couches, chairs, stairs, LCD TV, and most of the toys in the toy chest. The only relief is that the discovered marker is "washable" instead of the permanent sharpie still sitting on the desk in the other room.
Before you get too worked up about the damage done to your nice furniture, just remember that you can always clean your upholstery. It often is a lot easier than you think, and only takes a short amount of time.
At first a little water may seem to do the trick, but often it just bleeds the washable color into more of the furniture and carpet. To get started, you'll need hot water and carpet cleaner.
Before you get started cleaning your upholstery, be sure to check with the type of fabric used on the furniture to verify the type of different cleaning approaches may have.
If your furniture doesn't have any significant warnings about cleaning methods, often carpet cleaning material can be used to help clean upholstery. Mixing small amounts of carpet cleaner with sufficient amounts of water and applied with care to your furniture can have a quick and positive impact on the way your upholstery looks.
If you have a carpet shampooer, you can use the arm or hose piece to apply the cleaner/water mix and quickly suck back the water out of the furniture. This often is the most impact-full way to clean upholstery.
Depending on the type of furniture, and the color of the stain, it is often best to apply a cleaning to the entire piece of furniture. Only cleaning parts may leave a "wet" stain in the areas you dampened. Cleaning the entire surface area of the impacted furniture or upholstery can eliminate such cleaning after effects.
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For more difficult upholstery stains, try Blue Coral Upholstery Cleaner. Safe on nylon and synthetics