Cotton is a natural fabric. It is quite absorbent as well and this means that dirt and grime along with other substances like per hair and food particles get stuck between the fibres.
A cotton sofa must be cleaned from time to time and it also must be protected with a fabric protector. The following upholstery cleaning Hobart process is an easy one that you can try at home.
- Vacuum cleaner (preferably with an upholstery brush attached)
- One pair of rubber gloves
- A lint roller or some packaging tape
- Clean cloths
- Mild liquid soap
- A plastic spoon or knife
- Some ice cubes
- A Ziploc bag
Method of Cleaning
- Put on your rubber gloves and rub the sofa gently. This will help you to remove pet hair or any such substances. Fur or pet hair will cling to the surface of your rubber gloves in small rolls or balls. After you have wiped the entire sofa, you can remove your gloves and then easily clean all the loose hair or fur.
- If there is any more hair or lint left on the sofa then you will have to use a lint roller. If you do not have a lint roller then you can use a piece of packaging tape. The sticky side of the packaging tape will easily remove any remaining lint from the sofa surface.
- You might have cushions on your sofa. Remove them and take them outside. Smack the cushions repeatedly and fluff them. This will remove all loose dirt or dust particles. You can also change the cushion covers if they have become too dirty. For the cushions themselves, use the upholstery brush attached to the vacuum cleaner and clean from the sides.
- Vacuum clean the entire sofa. If the cushions are attached to the sofa itself, then vacuum the crevices in between to get out all the dirt particles. Vacuuming will remove dirt and other debris from in between the fibres of the fabric.
- If your sofa has stains or grease spots, then they should be treated immediately. Take out as much residue as possible and then wipe with a clean cloth. If the substance spilled has dried, then you can use a plastic spoon or a plastic knife to scrape the drying residue. Dip a cloth in soap water and wipe the affected area. Dab the area till the stains or spots are completely removed. You can also use a stain removal agent or a spot treatment product. Blot the area with a dry cloth or paper towel.
- Often there are sticky substances on the couch like bubble-gum or even sap. It might seem quite difficult to remove these but there is actually an easy method. Place a few ice cubes in a Ziploc bag and seal it. Rub the bag over the area where any of such substances are stuck. The ice will cause the substance to harden and you will be able to easily pick it off the sofa, without leaving behind any residue.
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