How to Clean a Suede Sofa

Suede is a natural material, that can turn into a real challenge to clean if the proper detergents and techniques are not applied. No matter  how hard you try to avoid staining your suede sofa, the open spores that suede has, makes this material extremely prone to soiling and staining. The best way to clean a suede sofa is to hire professionals. This will  guarantee that your sofa is perfectly cleaned without the suede has been irreparable damaged. However, if  you can’t afford professional cleaning services, you can try to clean your suede sofa by yourself with these simple home remedies.

  1. Scrub the sofa with a clean, soft cloth to restore the nap of the suede and to help loosen any set-in debris. Do not scrub the suede too vigorously, as recommended by cleaners Regents Park, because this will wear the fibers, leaving a noticeable spot on the sofa.
  2. Use an eraser to get rid of dry stains. The eraser can make even the stains that has seeped into the suede to visibly disappear.
  3. Use paper towels to blot up the excess liquid of fresh stains. Treating a stain immediately when it appears, will save you a lot of troubles, as dried stains are much harder to remove. Once you have blotted as much of the stain as you can, use a soft towel dampened in white vinegar to blot any remaining stains. Keep blotting until the stain is removed, then leave the suede sofa to air dry.
  4. To remove wax stains from your suede sofa, use a plastic bag of ice cubes to harden the wax first. Then chip away the wax using your fingers or the back of a butter knife.
  5. Once the suede has dried, restore its nap by rubbing the sofa again with a soft cloth.

To prolong the life of the suede and make its cleaning easier in future, cleaners Regents Park advise treating the sofa with a protection spray every six months.

April 3, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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