How To: Clean a couch

Clean a couch

No need to go on living one more day with a dirty couch. It's a good idea to thuroughly clearn your couch to remove any seen or unseen dirt. Include a good couch cleaning on your next chore wheel and see if you notice the difference.

Care for the center of your living room oasis for years of unsullied lounging.

You Will Need

* A vacuum with an upholstery attachment
* A soft dust cloth
* Dish soap
* Upholstery stain remover
* Cream leather cleaner
* A rug shampoo machine
* A steam cleaner

Step 1: Vacuum

Remove the cushions and vacuum everything thoroughly with the upholstery attachment to remove loose dust, dirt, hair, and food particles. Once weekly is recommended.

Step 2: Dust

Dust non-upholstered parts of the couch, including frames and legs, with a soft cloth.

Step 3: Remove stains

Read the label on the couch to get fabric descriptions and cleaning instructions. Pre-treat stains with mild dish soap and a damp cloth. Then apply upholstery stain remover.

Always test cleansers on a small, hidden area of the couch. Allow it to dry and look
Step 4: Clean leather

Clean a leather couch by polishing it with cream leather cleaner and a soft cloth.

Step 5: Deep clean

Test a hidden spot. Then deep clean the couch with fabric-specific shampoo and a rug shampooer. Clean the entire couch to avoid spots.

Step 6: Steam clean

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