Diwali is the festival of light, and of celebrations and gatherings. You put in your best efforts to clean every corner of your house; after all, it’s time to welcome Goddess Lakshmi into your freshly cleaned home. And one of the most important seating areas in your home, your living room, houses your sofa. It’s the place where the family catches up and conversations happen, and for this, your sofa must be spotless and inviting!
Try these cleaning tips to get your sofa Diwali-ready.
Before you begin cleaning your sofa, examine the upholstery or refer to the manufacturer’s manual.
1) To Clean Fabric Upholstery
Prepare a solution of ¼ cup of vinegar, ¾ cup of warm water and 1 tbsp. of dishwashing liquid and mix it well. Add the solution to a spray bottle and use it on the stained area. Scrub the stained area with a clean cloth until the stain lifts up, and then pat the cleaned area dry with a microfibre cloth.
2) To Clean Leather Upholstery
Prepare a solution of ½ cup of olive oil, ¼ cup of vinegar and 1 tbsp. of dishwashing liquid and mix it well. Add the solution to a spray bottle, shake well and use it on the stained area. Scrub with a clean cloth until the stain lifts up, and then pat the cleaned area dry with a microfibre cloth.
3) To Clean Faux Leather Upholstery
In a bowl, mix 2 cups of water and add 4-5 drops of your preferred dishwashing liquid. Mix it well. Pour into a spray bottle and shake well. Spray it on a clean cloth and start cleaning your sofa gently. Remember not to allow water to drip off the cleaning cloth so that puddles don’t form on your sofa. With a microfibre cloth, pat the entire area dry.
Try these helpful tips to clean stains on your sofa upholstery with ease.