Upholstery Cleaning: Tips & Tricks

written by Valencia Pro Cleaning Agency - March 11, 2020

We all want our couches and sofas to look immaculate. Unfortunately, spills and stains will happen, no matter how hard we try to prevent them. That’s why you should be aware of some useful upholstery cleaning tips that could save the day and keep your couch spotless. 

With all the other cleaning tasks you have on your plate, such as making sure your wooden furniture stays in tip-top shape, staying on top of housework can be a real challenge, especially now when you need to maintain perfect cleanliness because of the coronavirus.  

If you can’t keep up with all the tedious chores, the finest Yountville house cleaning may be the best solution. Not only can professional cleaners help you get rid of couch stains, but they can also thoroughly disinfect different surfaces against coronavirus

Read on discover professional tips on cleaning upholstered furniture!  

How do you get old stains out of upholstery?

You’ve noticed a stain on your upholstered furniture but worry that it’s too late to clean it properly as the mark seems quite old? Don’t worry! If you use the right products and methods, your upholstery will be spotless in no time.

First, you will have to check the care tag on the upholstery. It can usually be found below the cushions or underneath the furniture. The standard codes are the following: 

  • W – water-based cleaners
  • S – solvent-based cleaners
  • SW – either solvent or water-based cleaners
  • X – vacuuming only  

Once you’ve found the code, move on to vacuuming the furniture. This way, you will pick up any loosened debris and dirt before starting to work with chemicals. 

How to clean fabric sofa naturally


If you wish to give your fabric sofa a nice deep clean, you probably don’t want to risk damaging the fabric with aggressive cleaners. Luckily, you’ll be able to find most of the products you need for cleaning your upholstered furniture in your cupboard. Here’s how you should approach cleaning different types of stains.   

Most food and drink stains 

Mix a little bit of water with one tablespoon of dishwashing detergent and a tablespoon of vinegar. If you aren’t sure about the stain’s origin, use only cold water (if your upholstery can be cleaned with water-based cleaners, that is). Apply the mixture and let it sit for half an hour and then use a clean cloth to scrub it in. Once you’re done, rinse out the stain with some clean water. 

Wine stains 

For upholstery that can be cleaned with water-based products, try the same procedure you would use for other food and beverage staining. If you can’t use water, try spraying a bit of rubbing alcohol on the stain and rubbing it with a clean sponge. Always start from the exterior and work your way into the center of the stain. 

Greasy stains 

If you are dealing with an oily or greasy stain, we recommend using cornstarch or baking soda in order to absorb as much of the oil as possible. Let the baking soda/starch sit on the stain for 15 minutes and then brush it off with rubbing alcohol or cleaning solvent. Afterward, blot out the cleaning agent and then let the area dry. 

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