How to Care for Your Upholstered Furniture
Fortunately, when your wholesale furniture came from a hotel surplus outlet, we hotel furniture liquidators have already taken the care to clean all the Houston furniture for you. (Plus, it was hotel furniture in a 4-5 star hotel, so it is very unlikely that it was all that dirty to begin with.) However, at some point, that new used armchair or sofa is going to get a wine stain or some Cheetos powder on the upholstery. Cleaning upholstered furniture isn’t as easy as, say, cleaning a counter top, so we’ve taken the liberty to let all you Houston furniture owners know how to care for your upholstered Houston furniture. The following steps should be something you put into practice on about a weekly basis.
1. Take off all the pillows and cushions. Strip the couch bare.
2. Use the crevice attachment on your vacuum to maneuver into the dust-filled nooks and crannies of your couch.
3. Vacuum the cushions thoroughly.
4. Place the cushions back on the couch. Place the side that was previously on the top facing downward. By doing this, you will extend the life of your cushions.
5. Check all pieces of the couch for stains. If you find any, remove the cover – if possible – and treat according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
6. If instructions for treating stains are unavailable, you can treat them yourself by using a small amount of white shaving cream on a damp white cloth. When the stain is gone, dab the spot with a second cloth and clean water.
7. If your upholstery requires a deeper cleaning, rent a Rug Doctor machine and follow the instructions.
If you continually apply this routine of cleanliness to your upholstered furniture, you will find that old surplus outlet furniture you got at some hotel furniture liquidation store is just as nice and clean as it was during its stay at whatever 4-5 star hotel we acquired it from.
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