Can you clean upholstery without chemicals?

It is quite a hectic task to clean up for your furniture.

It gets stained every now and then if you have small children or pets. It is not possible to get it cleaned again and again by upholstery cleaner.

Are you planning to clean upholstery at home this time?

If yes, then this article might be of real help to you. You may also want to read our article on DIY Upholstery Cleaning.

fabric-sofasThere are many cleaners that are available in the market today which help remove stains or spots from your sofa.

It might be possible that with the use of these chemical cleaners, your sofa would lose its colour, texture or brightness.

If you think that chemicals are going to ruin your beautiful piece of furniture, then make your own DIY cleaner for the purpose of cleaning them at home.

You can clean your sofa with a DIY cleaner for cleaning the upholstery. With this DIY cleaner, you can easily clean upholstery without chemicals. Also, you can make a DIY refresher to remove odours from your sofa.

DIY Fabric cleaner for Upholstery

This DIY cleaner is going to be really helpful for the cleaning of your furniture.

Being a home-made product, you know that it does not carry any harmful chemicals, which can damage your beautiful furniture pieces.

Things you need:

  • White vinegar
  • Warm water
  • Liquid soap

For making DIY upholstery cleaner, you need to mix all the ingredients in such quantity as a ¼ cup of vinegar, a ¾ cup of water, and a ½ teaspoon of dish soap in a spray bottle.

In order to clean upholstery, you have to spray this cleaning solution on to the affected area and after that, scrub that area in a circular direction.

Use warm water to clean the surface of your sofa and eliminate the excess soap from it.

Then, to remove the moisture, blot the area with a dry towel.

DIY Fabric refresher for Upholstery

Apart from getting a perfect cleaner, it is also important to have a good refresher to remove bad odours from your sofa.

Now, you can make a good DIY refresher at home also. It is not going to be a chemical-treated refresher like the market-based products. You can easily make it with just a few components.

Things you need:

  • Baking soda
  • Essential oil
  • Bottle

You need to add baking soda and a few drops of essential oil that can have any aroma, like lavender oil, in a spray bottle.

Shake the bottle well until all the contents get mixed up with the dissolution of baking soda.

Now, you can spray this refresher on your upholstery to remove any kind of odour.

This fabric refresher would freshen up your beautiful furniture without a toxic smell.

Cleaning tips for upholstery:

  • It is recommended to test this cleaner and refresher on a hidden spot of your fabric before using them.
  • It will be best to not use so much water or cleaner on your upholstery, as excess moisture is not good for it.
  • You can use any vacuum cleaner in order to remove dirt and dust before using a cleaner on your sofa.

So, you can clean your upholstery at home with these DIY products in an easier way.

These products would not harm the fabric of your furniture but it would be a better idea to pre-test them before using it directly on the upholstery.

With these non-chemical products, you can clean your sofa at home and refresh them too with a DIY refresher.

Need to know more about upholstery cleaning – read here.