When you’re dealing with upholstery made of fabric such as sofas, it can often be difficult to clean without leaving behind soap or detergent marks. This is especially true if the sofa is expensive or a treasured family heritage item. Luckily, there are several ways to use at home to wash your fabric sofa and not leave watermarks. In this blog we’ll give step-by step instructions on how to safely clean your fabric sofa without leaving ugly streaks of discoloration or marks. By following these tips will allow you to maintain your couch looking as good as new without damaging the fabric. Additionally, we’ll provide some suggestions on how to avoid the occurrence of future discolorations and stains, to ensure that you ensure that your furniture looks beautiful for years to come.
The first step for getting your sofa clean without leaving water marks is to vacuum it. This will remove any dirt, dust, as well as pet hair which may be trapped within the fabric. Be sure to make use of a soft-bristled, soft-bristled brush gentle suction, as too much suction can damage the fabric. When vacuuming, move the brush in a circular manner across the surface. Finally, use the crevice tool for getting into the crevices and corners.
The next step to take in order to clean a sofa that is not creating water spots is to make the solution. Start by filling a bucket full of water before adding an ordinary fabric cleaner or a few drops of mild soap. Mix it well and test it in a small, non-glaring area of the sofa to ensure the cleaner doesn’t cause damage or discoloration. If the cleaner is okay, apply the same solution to dampen the sponge or cloth and begin clean the furniture. Be sure not to scratch in order to avoid leaving water marks.
Before you commit to a particular cleaning product, try it in an inconspicuous section of the sofa fabric. This will ensure that the cleaning solution does not cause damage to the fabric, discoloration, or leave water marks. If you are sure that it is suitable to use, apply it on the area to be cleaned. Allow it to remain for the recommended amount of time. After the recommended time has passed, apply a clean, soft cloth to clean any solution that remains on the cloth. let the fabric dry completely.
After you’ve vacuumed, or cleaned up all dust and dirt It’s time to work on any spots or stains that remain. Gently dab the fabric with damp cloth in the circular motion in order to eliminate the stain. Make sure to use the cloth with a soft touch and do not scrub or rub too vigorously, as this could damage the fabric. Apply a mild detergent if required and wash the cloth with warm water prior to reapplying it. Be careful not to soak the fabric or leaving any excess liquid on your sofa, since this could cause water marks.
After you’ve completed spot-cleaning the sofa and you are done, let it air dry. If you try to dry the sofa using a towel or hairdryer, you are at risk of leaving water marks, or worse, shrinking the couch’s fabric. Instead, let the sofa air dry naturally. Open your windows and give the sofa plenty of time to air dry. If your sofa is still damp after a couple of hours, you can try using a hairdryer with a low setting to finish drying the sofa.
In the end, sofas made of fabric are a difficult furniture piece to keep clean and without leaving marks of water. When you follow the correct procedures however, you’ll be able to easily clean your fabric sofa without any damage. Start by vacuumingfirst, then apply a mild detergent and warm water to spot clean then dry using a dry cloth. With this method you will be able to keep your fabric sofa looking great and free of water spots.