Tips to Clean Up an Old Couch
If you use your couch a lot, it can get in pretty rough shape as it gets older. It can get stains on it, and the cushions can look really dingy after a few years, especially if you have a lighter-colored couch. Here are some tips from The Foam Factory to clean up an old couch.
First off, you need to factor in what type of couch you have. Cleanup is different depending on whether you have a fabric couch, upholstered couch or leather couch.
With fabric and upholstered couches, you can actually steam clean the sofa cushions. You first need to brush off or vacuum off any dirt and debris. Then you need to find the right detergent for the kind of cushion you have and use a steam cleaning machine to clean it.
One thing you have to keep in mind when steam cleaning your couch is the cushion foam. If you get the cushions too wet while steam cleaning, it can seep into the foam and cause mildew or mold to form. After steam cleaning your couch, run a fan pointed at it for several hours afterward to dry it out.
If you have a leather couch, you typically can clean it off using a damp cloth or a cloth with a leather cleaning product.
Cleaning your old couch isn’t that hard to do, you just need to be sure of what kind of couch you have and be sure not to let any moisture seep into a foam cushion.