If you decide to wash your couch cushions, you should do it very carefully. Otherwise, you may harm your cushions and then you will be forced to replace or recover your couch. Before cleaning your couch cushions, you should thoroughly vacuum the entire couch. You should do it to remove dust, lint and all crumbs that may be left. If you are a pet owner, consider buying one of the new products designed for removing pet hair. You will find it very difficult to remove pet hair with a normal vacuum cleaner.
To determine how much cleaning needs to be done and how to clean your couch cushions properly, examine your couch attentively. Find tags that will point you toward what type of fabric your couch is covered with. If you notice only a few small stains, you can try spot cleaning first. If you have just spilled something on your couch, don’t wait – soak up the liquid with absorbent rag or towel. Don’t rub or scrub recent spills as by doing this you will cause the liquid to go further in your couch cushion. Gently press the rag onto the spill to sop up it. After this you can try to use some upholstery cleaner. Follow the directions written on the bottle. Put the solution on a rag and scrub the stain. Depending on the severity of the stain, you will need to rise and reapply the solution several time. Once the stain is gone, you should rinse the spot with plain water and another clean rug. Don’t forget to replace the rug. If you leave the solution on you upholstery it starts to attract dirt and your couch starts to look dirty and dingy.
If you want to keep your couch looking new longer, be very careful while cleaning it. It is always wiser to to test an inconspicuous area of a couch before using any cleaning solutions on it.