Ensure clean the upholstery in a safe and well-ventilated area as cleaning chemicals can be toxic when inhaled or absorbed through your skin. To avoid any accidents, you should only mix small amounts at one time so that they don’t spill over onto other areas of the furniture. Mixing too much all at once will make it difficult for you to work with because there won’t be enough room on top of the couch for all those bottles.
Wet some water with soap powder and apply this solution using a cloth rag while gently scrubbing away dirt from both sides of each cushion cover (a vacuum cleaner is recommended if there are loose particles like crumbs). To remove the upholstery’s dirt and stains, you can mix soapy water with a small amount of bleach (safe to use on fabric) or mild detergent. In some cases, it may be necessary for you to also add in vinegar since this will help cut through sweat residue and other oils that might cause foul odors.
If using any sachets or scented wipes, avoid spraying them near the cushions. You want to avoid using these products because they can leave a nice layer behind that will attract dirt and dust, which means you’ll have to clean the couch again.
It’s also important not to forget about your sofa’s backrest as well. When cleaning this area, remember that it should be cleaned from top down so all of the gunk accumulates in one place (instead of sporadically).
Once all the cleaning is done, make sure to let your couch dry completely before placing anything back onto its surface! It should take at least 24 hours for most materials, but if there are piles of dust from furniture polish, it could take as long as 48 hours.