Know Everything About The Best Way to Clean the Upholstered Furniture
looks dull? Here are some tips on how to treat your furniture and
also get the tips on how to clean the leather furniture. Upholstered
furniture also needs regular cleaning. It can be easily cleaned at
home, get some tips on the best way to clean the upholstered furniture.
TABLE TOPS AND UPHOLSTERY should be oiled thoroughly once or
twice a year to keep them from drying out and powdering or cracking.
Use castor oil, neats foot oil, white Vaseline (for light colored
leathers), or a good commercial leather conditioner. Do not use
linseed oil or mineral oil. If you select neat's foot oil (obtainable
at shoe repair shops) remember that it leaves a dull rather than a
glossy finish. Apply the oil with a clean soft cloth when the leather
is clean and perfectly dry. Rub it in with your fingers or the palm
of your hand until no trace of the oil remains, or it will soil
clothing. Artificial leather can be wiped clean with a damp cloth or
one dipped into suds made with soap or detergent.
OF UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE includes regular dusting with the upholstery
attachment of your vacuum cleaner or with a stiff brush, and the
prompt treatment of spots. Remove the cushions and dust them first.
Put them outdoors afterwards for a good airing in a well-shaded place
to avoid sun fading, or place them near an open window. Then dust the
furniture thoroughly, getting into all the crevices. Dimes, nickels,
and quarters, or lost silverware, are often found during the process
sometimes even scissors and knives so probe carefully. In removing
stains, especially those of unknown origin, always test the fabric
first where it won't show, to make certain that no damage will be
done. Directions for taking out various marks are given in the
chapter Spots and Stains (see also Index).
FURNITURE CAN BE CLEANED at home without a great deal of
trouble. On materials damaged by water, notably pile fabrics like
velvet, use a standard dry cleaning fluid. On materials not harmed by
water, use good upholstery shampoo or stiff soap lather. The foam
type of commercial cleaner is the most effective of the various kinds
on the market. The Bissell upholstery kit includes such a cleaner in
a pressurized can, from which it emerges ready to go to work.
RESULTS upholstered furniture should be cleaned before it is
obviously soiled. Dark patches caused by hair oils, perspiration,
etc., may alter the fabric chemically so that light or dark areas are
left even when it is clean. Light cleaning before soilage is apparent
will minimize this hazard and keep the material looking bright and
new. It will also prolong its life.
UPHOLSTERY SHAMPOO: To prepare this, dissolve six teaspoonfuls
of white soap flakes in one pint of boiling water and add two
teaspoonfuls of ammonia or borax. Let mixture cool until it has
jelled, then beat it to a stiff lather with an eggbeater.
furniture can be cleaned using the vacuum cleaner brush or hand brush
and clean them with the unseed oil mixed with turpentine and hot
water. Use saddle soap to clean leather furniture, and oil the
leather tabletops and upholstery once or twice a year. Use the good
commercial leather condition to maintain the glossy look. Upholstered
furniture can be cleaned using the vacuum cleaner or stiff brush. Use
a standard dry cleaning fluid. For the best result clean the
upholstered furniture before it is obviously soiled. You can use the
homemade shampoo to clean the upholstery as per direction. These tips
will help you better in cleaning your furniture.