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How To Dry Clean An Upholstery?

How To Dry Clean An Upholstery?

Upholstery is important furniture in our homes which provide comfort and convenience at our house. But in a day to day life, we don’t notice much of its pros or not even take time to maintain it. This results in stains and dust build up on upholstery. However, upholstery can be cleaned using some simple tips.

We use to ignore the upholstery cleaning work until a spillage or a stain mysteriously appears. But the fact is, upholstery get dirty over time, there are hidden dirt and dust, which is needed to be cleaned. Below you’ll read about upholstery dry cleaning, which will help you in freshen up the upholstery. You can also hire professional upholstery cleaner, Peters Cleaning Services is one of the best professional upholstery cleaners in Brisbane. We have a wide range of services available for all kind of upholstery cleaning. Call us for bookings, the numbers are available on our website.

Here are some tips to clean up your upholstery.

Clear dust from the surface.

Clear up your upholstery item, remove cushions and covers. Prepare your vacuum cleaner, add attachment brush and vacuum the upholstery thoroughly.  If the upholstery is made of leather, add a brush to the vacuum cleaner and then use the vacuum cleaner on it. Slowly sweep the vacuum cleaner everywhere on the upholstery. Repeat the same process on cushions as well.

Professional Upholstery Cleaning Services

Professional Upholstery Cleaning Services

Check the upholstery label.

Upholstery items have an attached label which mentions the washing instructions. Find your tag and wash accordingly.

Code Washing Method
W                                  Safe for washing in water only.
S                                    Safe for washing with dry cleaning solvents.

W/S                              Safe for water washing & dry cleaning solvents.

X                                   Must be cleaned by a professional upholstery cleaner.


The above washing instruction must be followed to clean upholstery to prevent any damages. Still, before using any cleaning solution, do a spot test, to ensure that the cleaning solution is 100% safe for your upholstery.

Treat the stains first.

Use vinegar to treat the stains, vinegar is a very good natural stain remover, it can be used on most of the upholstery stain. Blot the stain using the mixture of water and vinegar, then wipe the stain spot using a microfibre cloth. After this blot the same using mild detergent and a little bit of water to get rid of the lingering vinegar smell. Let the upholstery dry naturally you can keep it under a fan, it’ll dry in a few hours.

Upholstery Stain Removal Service

Upholstery Stain Removal Service

Sprinkle baking soda

To remove cigarette and foul smell you can use baking soda, sprinkle some baking soda and leave it for a night. The baking soda will absorb all the unwanted scent from the upholstery. Use vacuum cleaner after this, thoroughly vacuum all the sofa. Congratulations you have successfully completed upholstery dry cleaning.