Keep your upholstered furniture looking fresh by vacuuming it regularly
with the upholstery tool attached to your vacuum's hose. Prevent the
fabric from fading (or at least delay this) by keeping your furniture
out of direct sunlight -- close blinds, shades or curtains when the sun
shines most directly through windows closest to the upholstery. And
remove stains by blotting them with a dry cleaning solvent. Before
steam cleaning your upholstered furniture, read the piece's cleaning
code label to determine whether or not it is safe to do so. Then rent
or buy a steam cleaner (also called an extractor) and follow the
- Rent a steam cleaner or purchase one; buy steam cleaner solution.
the upholstery on the furniture you wish to steam clean; use the
upholstery attachment to most effectively **** up loose debris.
the steam-cleaner solution on the upholstery in an inconspicuous place
to ensure the color won't be steamed out or drastically altered.
to remove any stains with a stain removal or dry cleaning solution.
Follow the directions that come with the product you choose for the
best results, and allow the stain remover to dry before you begin steam
Remove cushions and, if necessary, arm covers.
Gently apply the steaming water and cleaning solution in straight lines across the upholstery one section at a time.
Use the cleaning extension on the steam cleaner to **** up as much water as possible. The dirt will come out with the water.
one side each cushion (then allow it to dry) before cleaning the other
side. If the cushions are permanently attached to the furniture, clean
Allow the furniture to dry completely before repeating the steam-cleaning process or replacing the cushions.