The weakest place in the upholstery is the damask. In our everyday life, it is constantly spattered. There could be traces of juice, beer, coffee, chocolate, wine, chewing gum and all kind of other spots. Here are some excellent advice on how to take care of it using nothing else but most usual products you already have at home!
You must never wash the upholstery. It is also recommended not to dry it with a hair dryer or a vacuum cleaner.
Also, our upholstery experts advise that you do not use the vacuum cleaner on it too often. This is something that you must do very often because along with the dust, the cleaning device also sucks the small particles from the fabric of the upholstery. Therefore, over time, the damask will lose its quality.
If there is a stain you want to remove do not apply the stain remover detergent directly to the fabric. Better if you put on a piece of cotton cloth. It is also not suitable to use several stain removers at the same time. When you finish the treatment dry it out a bit with a tissue and let it dry on its own.
Here are some tricks on how to handle some of the stains our experts most frequently clean during a service. Our professionals all agree that that there isn’t an universal way to clean everything. Each spot is cleaned differently.
- Coffee, for example, is cleaned easily with soap. Then wipe with a damp cloth and let it dry.
- The juice stains are very difficult to clean. But do not worry, you can deal with them. Simply mix vinegar and ammonia. Apply the solution on the upholstery and allow it to dry.
- Beer stains are also treated with soap. Prepare a solution of 1 tablespoon of vinegar and half a litre of water. Apply to the stain, wait a few minutes, then rinse with clean water and dry.
- There is a general misconception that red wine is very difficult to clean. It is actually very simple – sprinkle the stain with salt and let it dip. When the fabric dries, the salt can be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner.
- If you have a blood stain you must clean it before the blood dries. Simply wash it with cold water.
- Kids and chocolate – the perfect combination to ruin your upholstery 🙂 Do not worry! Prepare a soapy warm water. Rinse the stain and let it dry naturally.
- Escaped from your diet with some jam or marmalade? If you have stained your furniture with one of these the solution is soapy water with vinegar. After it dries out you must treat the fabric with warm water and let it dry again.
- The afternoon cuppa? Tea or cocoa stains are treated with a solution of water, washing up liquid and vinegar.
- We all know that the most difficult to remove is the gum. Stay calm because you know there is a solution to every problem. One of the simplest ways to remove a gum is to put some ice on it, and when it hardens just scrap it out with a dull object. Then treat the fabric with methyl alcohol.
I hope you will find useful our tips collected by friends in the industry and learned first-hand (several unpleasant incidents in the living room 😀 )