Upholstered Chairs Cleaning Tutorial in Only 6 Steps

Finally, it’s time to clean up your upholstered chairs since they already look really dirty. You can simply use some easy home supplies to get the job done.

Check out our upholstered chairs cleaning tutorial below for your reference.

Upholstered Chairs Cleaning Tutorial

upholstered chairs cleaning tutorial
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Prepare these supplies:

  • Warm water
  • Gentle laundry detergent
  • White vinegar or commercial cleaning agents for spot treatment
  • Clean washcloths
  • Soft-bristled brush
  • Fans
  • Steam cleaner, optional

Follow these steps:

Vacuum the chairs

The first step is to clean the surface-level debris and grime using your vacuum with the upholstery attachment or brush attachment if you don’t have one. This will also help to lose the stuck-on stains. Work your way from the top to the bottom of the chair and make sure that you remove the dust, hair, and other kinds of loose debris.

Make your DIY cleaning solution

Once you are sure that the loose debris is completely removed, you can start making your very own cleaning solution. Here’s what you can do:

  • Grab a large bowl, and fill it with some warm water.
  • Add a teaspoon of gentle laundry detergent.
  • Mix all of the supplies until you get foamy water.

Start cleaning the stains

Leave the cleaning mixture that you’ve made above and grab some white vinegar or commercial cleaning agents for spot treatment. Both options are good to handle the stains on upholstered chairs.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Soak a clean cloth into the cleaning solution.
  • Dab the cloth at the stains.
  • Leave it for around 10 minutes.

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Clean up the chairs

While waiting for the stain remover to work its magic, move to the cleaning mixture that you’ve made earlier.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Soak another clean cloth to your DIY cleaning mixture, and wring the cloth.
  • Dampen the surface of your upholstered chair. Keep in mind to never overwet the chairs, it should just be moist enough.
  • Repeat the step if necessary.

A quick tip, it’s a much better idea to clean the entire surface of your upholstered chairs all at once rather than section by section. This may lead to staining the chairs with soapy residue.

Scrub the chairs

Scrub your upholstered chairs which are covered with soapy water with a soft-bristled brush. Do this step in small circles while working your way from the top to the bottom of the chairs.

If you got a steam cleaner, you can use it to get the job done.

Rinse and dry

We have come to the last step of this tutorial which is rinsing and drying the chairs when you are sure that you have cleaned everything.

To rinse, soak a clean cloth in warm water and wring until it’s damp enough. Sweep the cloth on the entire surface of the chairs multiple times until it doesn’t feel soapy anymore.

Lastly, leave your chair in the airy room to dry it up completely. Place a fan close to the chairs to speed up the process

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