Basics of sofa cleaning

Your favourite couch may turn into a haven for allergens, stains, and filth. That's the reason behind sofa cleaning. We'll lead you through the procedures to revitalise your living area and restore the original appearance and feel of your sofa in our comprehensive guide on sofa cleaning.

Gather all the cleaning materials

Prior to cleaning the sofa, gather the required materials. You'll require:

  • Vacuum cleaner with attachment for upholstery
  • a mild detergent or cleaning for upholstery
  • purified water
  • Thin towels or microfiber ones
  • Soft-bristle brush in a bucket
  • white vinegar, if desired
  • Baking soda—if using—
Use a thorough hoover

Start by using the upholstery attachment to hoover your sofa. Since it gets rid of dust, debris, and loose dirt, this procedure is very important. Pay special attention to areas where dirt likes to collect, such as corners, seams, and cracks. Use caution so as not to rip the fabric.

Spot Assessment

Do a spot test on a discrete area of the sofa before using any cleaning solution all over it. Using a fresh cloth, dab a small amount of the selected cleanser on the area. It's safe to continue if the fabric is intact and the colour doesn't bleed.

Ducting Fabric Sectionals

Prepare the Cleaning Solution

In a bucket, combine distilled water and a few drops of mild detergent. You can use a teaspoon of white vinegar in the solution if your sofa has stubborn stains.

Apply the Solution

Just wet, not drenched, a soft cloth or microfiber towel should be dampened with the cleaning solution.

Gently Clean

Gently rub the fabric in circular strokes, starting at the top and moving down. Steer clear of overscrubbing since this can lead to fibre damage. Emphasise regions that are highly filthy or stained.

Rinse and Dry

To get rid of any detergent residue, rinse the sofa with a different towel dampened with clean, distilled water. Lastly, use a dry cloth to gently massage the sofa to absorb any remaining moisture.

Polishing Leather Sectionals

Leather couches (often designated with a "S" or "SW") need particular handling:

Handling Discolorations

Clean sofas' nemesis is staining. This is how to remove typical stains:

Coffee or Tea

Use a cloth to remove any stain, and then use a solution of water and mild detergent. Wash, then pat dry.


Use a cotton ball or piece of cloth to dab the stain with rubbing alcohol. Blot lightly till the ink comes off.

Grease or Oil

Dust the stain with baking soda to remove any surplus oil, then scrub it off. Use a solution of water and mild detergent as a follow-up.

Wine or Fruit Juice

Blot the stain and then use a white vinegar and water mixture. Wash, then pat dry.

Pet Stains

Use an enzyme-based stain remover after blotting the stain. For optimal results, adhere to the product's instructions.

Frequent Upkeep

Vacuum and dust your sofa frequently, flip the cushions, and stay off of it when eating or drinking to prevent spillage if you want to keep it looking its best. Consider washing your detachable cushion coverings on a regular basis in accordance with the care instructions if you have any.