The Dos and Don'ts of Cleaning a Fabric Couch
Cleaning a fabric couch can be a daunting task, especially if you're not sure what techniques and products to use. We'll go over some key dos and don'ts for cleaning your fabric couch so that it stays looking fresh and clean. We also have a full Care Guide on our product recommendations.
First, let's start with the dos:
Do vacuum your couch regularly to remove dust and debris. This will help prevent dirt and grime from settling into the fabric and causing stains.
Do spot clean spills and stains as soon as they happen. The longer a stain sits on your couch, the harder it will be to remove.
Do use a gentle, water-based cleaning solution on your couch. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning tools, as these can damage the fabric.
Do test any cleaning products on a small, inconspicuous area of your couch before using them on the entire surface of the fabrics (learn about our fabrics here). This will help you ensure that the product won't cause any discoloration or other damage.
Do use a clean, soft cloth or sponge to apply your cleaning solution and gently scrub the stain. Avoid scrubbing too hard, as this can damage the fabric.
Now, let's move on to the don'ts:
Don't use hot water on your fabric couch. Hot water can cause the fabric to shrink or fade, and it can also set stains.
Don't use bleach or other harsh chemicals on your couch. These can damage the fabric and cause discoloration. Here are some products we recommend for cleaning.
Don't use abrasive cleaning tools or scrub brushes on your couch. These can damage the fabric and leave unsightly marks.
Don't soak your couch in water or any cleaning solution. This can cause the fabric to become waterlogged and may lead to mold and mildew growth.
Don't use too much cleaning solution on your couch. Too much liquid can make the fabric soggy and can also cause stains to spread.
By following these dos and don'ts, you can effectively clean your fabric couch and keep it looking like new. Remember to be gentle and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive tools, and always spot clean spills and stains as soon as they happen. With the right techniques and products, you can keep your fabric Comfy Couch looking clean and fresh for years to come.