Tips for Cleaning Velvet Upholstery Fabric
Velvet is a very luxurious fabric, which isn’t easy for maintaining. If not properly cleaned, its fabric can be crushed and damaged. If you want to learn how to keep your velvet upholstery fabric in a clean condition, without leaving any damage to it, read the following lines. Velvet made from synthetic materials is easier for cleaning, while if it made from wool, silk, cotton or a combination of these fabrics, it is better to clean it by professionals. Follow the advice and tips presented blow to avoid damaging the smooth surface of your velvet upholstery fabric.
You should apply general cleaning of your velvet upholstery fabric every week. Use a soft clean cloth or a brush to remove debris and dirt from the upholstery’s surface. Next, you should vacuum clean your upholstered furniture with the attachment of the machine designated for furniture. Make sure you collect all the fuzz from your upholstered furniture with the vacuum cleaning machine, running it back and forth until the fuzz disappears from your velvet furniture. Use the special attachment for furniture of you vacuum cleaning machine, and if you don’t have one, buy such from the market.
Estimate the fuzz of your velvet upholstery and brush it in the same direction using a soft brush. If you find creases in it, apply a steam cleaner on it and you will receive the best results possible.
If you want to remove stains from your velvet upholstered furniture, you should make the stain dry by applying a soft clean cloth on it to absorb the liquid. Don’t apply too much strain on it. Then, continue removing the stain by making a self-made cleaning solution. For this, you will need only a little quantity of warm water and some drops of dish-washing detergent. Stir and shake this solution until suds occur. Apply the suds on the stain carefully. You can also use a dry cleaning product to remove the stain. If you buy a ready cleaning product for removing the stain, read the instructions for use and apply them exactly as it is explained. After you clean the stain, let it dry well and brush it in the same direction the fuzz are, until the velvet returns to its normal appearance.
It is very important that you remove the stain appearing on your velvet fabric as soon as possible. Letting it stay and dry there will make the fabric weaker, less durable and easier to be damaged. It will also be more difficult to remove it.
If you doubt in the techniques explained above and are afraid that you can crush the fabric of your upholstery or damage it, you better turn to a professional cleaning company. Use the services of a reliable cleaning provider to remove the stains and clean your velvet upholstery fabric professionally. This way you can be sure that your velvet fabric is in good hands.