What type of sofa do you have in your house? Most of you may have fabric sofas as this is the most popular type of sofas and the reasons are quite apparent. Fabric couches can easily match with other appliances like tables and rugs in the living room. More importantly, fabric sofas are more affordable […]
What type of sofa do you have in your house? Most of you may have fabric sofas as this is the most popular type of sofas and the reasons are quite apparent. Fabric couches can easily match with other appliances like tables and rugs in the living room.
More importantly, fabric sofas are more affordable than other kinds such as leather couches. However, nothing is perfect, so are fabric sofas. A major shortcoming of fabric couches is that they are hard to clean.
If you find a speck on the couch surface and try to scrub it off, instead of disappearing, the spot may become larger and your sofas could also be damaged. Some fabric sofas cannot even be cleaned by water as water will penetrate into the sofa and damage them.
The good news is, there are still good ways to polish the sofas without water and that is the purpose of today’s article. Sparkling and Beyond will give you some easy cleaning tips to make your fabric sofas stay nice and tidy.
As we mentioned before, some fabric couches cannot be cleaned by water. The more concrete reasons are that when water seeps into the couches, it will dampen and ruin the cushion inside the sofas as well as the wooden parts like columns and frames.
If this happens, it is difficult to repair the sofas and you can only replace them with new ones. Therefore, it is important to find the proper way to clean your fabric couches.
Fortunately, the answer usually lies on the instruction tags of your sofa.
If the tag marks “W”, this means your sofa can be cleaned with water.
If the tag shows “WS”, this means you can use solvent-based cleaners or a small amount of water to clean.
On the other hand, a label “S” suggests you cannot use water at all.
Also, the label “X” means that both water and solvent-based cleaner should not be used for cleaning.
If your sofas are not allowed to be cleaned by water, don’t be frustrated. 3 alternative ways to polish your couches are baking soda, vinegar or alcohol – these products can properly polish your sofas without water.
Baking soda has been widely used to clean all kinds of stains in the house. In the case of a fabric couch, this magical white powder can also get the job done. Baking soda can remove dirty spots without damaging the sofa and also clear any unpleasant smell.
Vinegar is another natural product to clean the fabric couch without ruining it. When the vinegar is mixed with olive oil, it becomes a more effective cleaner.
Alcohol is a stronger cleaner to cope with tougher stains if the previous methods do not clear all the grime. Before using the alcohol, read the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure that your sofa does not absorb the water inside the alcohol. Otherwise, the water may damage the couch.
Fabric couches are great for house decoration at an affordable price. However, the cleaning process may be a bit trickier as water cannot be used for some types of fabric sofa.
Therefore, check the instruction tag of the fabric sofa before cleaning to make sure your cleaning method won’t damage the couch.
If the couch cannot be cleaned with water, you can use baking soda, or a mix of vinegar and olive oil as alternative measures.
For more stubborn dirt, you can also use alcohol to wipe it away. We hope this information can help you polish your sofas properly.