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How do you disinfect a velvet couch?

If you’re aware of the trends in home furnishing and décor, you’ll notice that velvet furniture is all over the place.

Velvet Striped Fabric

There are few upholstery fabrics right now that can compare to the rich colour, luxurious texture, and elegant sheen of velvet.

Before you select the stunning velvet sofa in the store, you may wonder if it’s practical and easy to maintain.

Velvet is a delicate fabric. But with proper care and gentle cleaning, it can last for several years and still look brand new.

Taking care of this gorgeous fabric needs regular maintenance to remove dust and any dirt away from its exterior.

Here are some practical ways on how you can disinfect a velvet couch:

1. Vacuum
Vacuuming your velvet sofa is an effective way of disinfecting it. Weekly suctions are best at stopping the dirt from piling up on your comfortable sofa.

Vacuuming the floor is very different from vacuuming the velvet sofa. The back-and-forth motion is normal when vacuuming the floor. Velvet sofa, on the other hand, requires strokes going in a similar direction.

Doing this prevents the fabric from crumbling and preserves the deluxe look.

2. Spot cleaning
Keep ahead of incidents when it comes to spot cleaning by checking the cleaning solution on a non-visible portion of the sofa. This technique allows you to know how the solution influences the material and prepare for whatever happens.

Most upholstery cleaning professionals suggest baking soda, lemon juice, and water in cleaning your velvet sofa.

3. Use household materials
If your velvet has been with you for several years, it may begin to have an unpleasant odour. This is more likely to happen if you have kids and pets.

To remove the foul odour, fill a spray bottle with an equal volume of white vinegar and water then spray over the velvet.

Allow it to air dry for hours.

Sprinkle baking soda on your sofa if the bad aroma is still there.

To get rid of stains, you can apply an upholstery cleaner or create your solution of water and mild detergent. Use a combination of baking soda and lemon juice for furniture labelled with code 'S' which indicates that it should be dry clean only.

Mix strenuously until it becomes sudsy then blot a soft fabric into the foam. Make sure not to wet the velvet too much when dabbing suds upon the stain. Keep doing this until the stain fades.

Allow it to dry for at least three to five hours. Don’t use the furniture for the time being. Putting a fan next to the sofa can make the drying quicker.

4. Leave it to the professionals
Bringing your velvet sofa to the cleaning experts is the safest method if you’re worried about cleaning your sofa by yourself or you can’t remove the stains at all. Turning to professional upholstery cleaners can give you peace of mind that your furniture is being cleaned well.

Now that you know how to clean velvet furniture, its time now to have the sofa of your dreams! The cleaning tips mentioned above can help you maintain your precious velvet sofa.

Remember that you have to take good care of your furniture for it to last longer and maintain its beauty.

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