How do you clean a lounge without damaging it? This question has stumped many homeowners, and it’s often difficult to find the right product to use when cleaning your lounge. With steam cleaning being one of the most common methods used, here are some steps you can take to ensure you get your lounge looking fresh and new once again, with minimal damage in the process.
How to read your couch’s care instructions
When it comes to lounge steam cleaning, always start by reading your couch’s care instructions. This will give you an idea of what materials and chemicals can be used on the couch. Generally, you will want to use a gentle cleaner and avoid harsh chemicals. You will also want to test any cleaners in an inconspicuous spot before using them on the entire couch. When cleaning, be sure to go with the grain of the fabric to avoid damaging it. Finally, allow plenty of time for the couch to dry completely before using it again.
How to spot-clean your couch
If your leather couch gets a spill on it, don’t panic. Spot-cleaning leather is easy and only requires a few household items. All you need is some water, white vinegar, olive oil, and a soft cloth:
- Blot the spill with a dry cloth to remove as much liquid as possible.
- Mix one part water with one part white vinegar and dab the mixture onto the stain with a clean cloth.
- Rub the area with a small amount of olive oil to condition the leather.
- Buff the area with a dry cloth to restore shine.
How to clean your Lounge in 4 easy steps
Assuming your lounge is made of fabric, the first step is to vacuum it using the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Then, spot-clean any stains with a mild detergent. To deep-clean the fabric, mix one part water with one part vinegar in a spray bottle and lightly mist the solution onto the lounge. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes before cleaning with a moist towel. Finally, dry the area with a hairdryer.
Step 1: Brush
If your lounge has caked-on filth (hello, muddy paws and shoes! ), scrape it clean with a harsh brush. The rest can be done by your vacuum cleaner.
Step 2: Vacuum
Regardless of the material, you should vacuum your couch on a regular basis. (Every week or two is preferable.) To get into tight places, use your vacuum cleaner’s crevice tool, and for the surfaces of the sofa, use the upholstery attachment or soft brush attachment. Lift each pillow to expose the dust and crumbs beneath. If you aren’t undertaking a full clean, this is a good time to rotate your cushions.
Step 3: Remove slipcovers
If you’re lucky enough to have machine-washable slipcovers, you can unzip them and toss them in the washing machine. Read the care label and adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions. Wash the zippered covers in cold water on the delicate cycle with a mild detergent. Allow them to air dry.
Return the covers to the sofa and cushions when they are almost totally dry for a better fit. You may air out the cushions on a bright day while you’re washing the slipcovers. If you vacuum and spot-clean your couch on a regular basis, you’ll only need to wash the slipcovers once a year.
Step 4: Deodorize
Baking soda is another alternative for eradicating scents from your couch if you don’t have detachable coverings. Although this procedure will work on practically any fabric couch, always test it in a hidden location first. After sprinkling baking soda all over the couch, wait 30 minutes. The baking soda should then be vacuumed up thoroughly.
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Lounge steam cleaning is a great way to clean your lounge without damaging it. You can use this method to clean your lounge on a regular basis or just when it needs a deep clean. To get started, all you need is a steam cleaner and some water. First, make sure that the area you plan to clean is clear of any obstacles. Then, fill your steam cleaner with water and turn it on. Hold the steam cleaner over the lounge and move it around in a circular motion. Be sure to keep the steam cleaner moving, so you don’t damage the lounge. When you’re finished, let the lounge dry completely before using it again.