Velvet sofas are amazingly stylish, beautiful and soft, but they do require some special attention and maintenance in order to stay that way for a long time. Velvet is a delicate material which needs delicate care and cleaning. Here are some ideas and tips on how to clean a velvet sofa safely and efficiently:
Always check the labels and cleaning codes of your velvet sofa before attempting any type of cleaning. If there are specific instructions by the manufacturer follow them.
Normally, velvet upholstery will require dry cleaning only, so abstain from using water when cleaning it or removing a stain. You can purchase specialized dry upholstery cleaning foam or powder to clean and refresh your velvet sofa. Follow the instructions on the solution and make sure you test it on a hidden spot on the upholstery before you proceed with the cleaning!
Green Cleaning at Home
You can also try out a more natural and chemical-free cleaning method with the help of lemon juice and baking soda. First of all hoover the velvet sofa thoroughly with the help of a brush attachment. Make sure you clean it along with the nap of the velvet. Do this weekly, as well as before proceeding to further clean your upholstery.
Make a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice in quantities depending on whether you will be treating a stain or cleaning the entire sofa. The Nice foam should be produced when you mix these 2 completely safe products.
Test before Cleaning
Once again, before proceeding, test the solution on a small inconspicuous spot on your upholstery and wait from about 20 minutes to see if there is a negative reaction such as discouloration or other damage. If the test is OK you can proceed with the cleaning. Use a clean white soft cloth to skim the foam and wipe the velvet upholstery along the nap. Don’t rub in the solution!
If you are treating a stain, first of all, blot out all excess liquid with the help of paper towels or a clean soft cloth. Once again – do not rub it, but just blot it gently. After you have removed as much of the spilled liquid, use the foam from the lemon juice and baking soda mixture and apply it with a soft cloth gently. Keep dabbing the stain until you are satisfied with the results.
Of course, the best deep cleaning of your velvet sofa can be provided by an experienced professional sofa cleaning company.