Upholstered chairs can add comfort and style to any room, but they can also be a magnet for dirt, stains, and pet hair. Fear not, because I’ve got you covered! With a few simple steps, you can easily clean and revive your upholstered chairs to make them look as good as new.
First, remove any loose dirt or debris by gently vacuuming the surface of the chair. Be sure to use the upholstery attachment and focus on the crevices and corners where dust and crumbs can hide.
Next, check the manufacturer’s label on the chair for any specific cleaning instructions. This is important, as some chairs may require special care or specific cleaning products. If there are no instructions, it’s generally safe to proceed with a mild detergent or upholstery cleaner.
Test the cleaner on a small, inconspicuous area of the chair to ensure it doesn’t cause any discoloration or damage. Once you’ve confirmed it’s safe to use, apply the cleaner to a clean, damp cloth or sponge, and gently blot the stained or soiled areas. Avoid rubbing vigorously, as this can spread the stain or damage the fabric.
After spot cleaning, rinse the cloth or sponge with clean water and continue to gently blot the upholstery to remove any soapy residue. It’s important to not oversaturate the fabric, as excessive moisture can lead to mold or mildew.
Finally, allow the chair to air dry completely before using it again. If the fabric feels stiff after drying, gently brush or fluff it with a soft-bristled brush to restore its plushness. And there you have it – your upholstered chair is now fresh and clean, ready to provide you with hours of seated comfort!
Vacuum the chair to remove loose dirt and debris.
Check for any stains and treat them with an appropriate upholstery cleaner.
Prepare a solution of mild detergent and water, then use a soft bristle brush to clean the entire chair.
Rinse the chair with clean water to remove any soapy residue, then blot dry with a clean towel.
Allow the chair to air dry completely before using it again.