Chemical Free Way To Clean Your Couch And Chairs

October 23, 2017

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You clean your dishes, carpets and bedding on a regular basis but when was the last time you cleaned your couch or upholstered chair? The good news is it's fairly simple to clean upholstered furniture without chemicals, renting a Rug Doctor or calling in professionals.  First identify what you can use to clean your couch with by looking at the fabric tag usually under the cushions.  Most tags will have a W, S, SW or X marking. W means it’s OK to use water for cleaning, S means to only use a solvent-based cleaner on fabric. SW means either water or a solvent cleaner is safe to use. X means to only use a vacuum for cleaning.  For and S labeled couch or chair check with the manufacturer for the proper solvent to clean with.  For the rest, try this out. Spot clean with a white cloth by breaking up any dried-on spots and removing any bits that have made homes of nooks and crannies. You can also use a stiff brush for this step. Sprinkle the entire couch or chair, including cushions with baking soda for at least 20 to 60 minutes.  Baking soda helps release lurking smells and break up stains in the fabric. Then vacuum up the baking soda using a brush attachment. Stubborn stains can be tackled by mixing together in a bowl 1 teaspoon dish washing liquid, 1 tablespoon white vinegar, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 cup of water. Do a dab test on an inconspicuous area and if it's all clear, dab a wash cloth in the mixture and then on the stain until it comes out.

SOURCE: PopSugar

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