Furniture and Upholstery Care DIY Guide
If you have got some stains on your furniture, we have put together a small guide for you to help you keep it looking good between professional cleanings.
The first step is to determine what type of fabric you have, whether natural like leather, suede or cotton or synthetic like microfiber, Ultrasuede or other type of material. There are advances methods to determine fabric type with burn tests, but the purpose of this article is to provide basic spotting information.
Assuming you know or have called the store where you purchased your furniture and you know the type of fabric, it's time to spot clean. The first thing to understand about spot cleaning, is that you just don't clean a spot. Cleaning just a spot will more than likely leave a water stain - that round sort of light gray circle that can be unsightly. So, if you have a spot on the seat cushion or armrest, to avoid getting a water stain, you clean the whole area, so that way the moisture applied to the surface is "even" on the entire surf