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Upholstery Furniture Cleaning

Have you ever cleaned your home and started to see spots on your furniture you NEVER SAW?

I have an easy to use, go to guide on cleaning your furniture. All you need is, determination, patience, elbow grease, and a positive outlook.

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Different Fabrics Call for Different Measures.

Tip: Vacuum your furniture, you would be surprised the stains that come up. 

Leather

  • Pigmented – more resistant to water soluble spills and stains
  • Aniline dyed – soft and exceptionally porous to all water-soluble stains.

Vacuum the furniture. If it is pigmented, just wipe and let air dry. Aniline dyed will need professional cleaning.

Fabric

Tip: After vacuuming, I use carpet cleaner, take a white cloth and scrub. Let the carpet cleaner sit for 1 hour, and vacuum.

  • Depending on how deep soiled the stain is depends on the sitting process. I have a 8-year-old and a 15-year-old. It is a mess fest. VACUUM FIRST!!!!
  • Get a cheap vacuum spray and spray the area, rub and scrub with a white cloth. The white cloth isn’t dyed, so you do not worry about the fabric being dyed.
  • Vacuum and if needed repeat.

Be sure to clean under cushions and its best to spray the ENTIRE piece of furniture. You will be amazed how the carpet cleaning will dissolve many stains.

Enjoy!!!!

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Scratched Furniture Hacks

Scratched Furniture Hacks

We all have had our woes with scratched furniture, and I have a few easy DIY helpful tips to help remedy the problem. All you need is a little patience, elbow grease, or good polish to do the trick.

What you need:

Before you start make sure your furniture is clean and dust free. You would be AMAZED at how a quick dusting can help.

  • Deep Scratches

You can use coffee, tea bags, iodine, and shoe polish to soak into the cuts of the wood. Use a cotton swab to penetrate the liquid. Do it 3-4 in a few hour time period.

  • Markers

Find the correct market color to go over the scratch. It may take a few times but the marker will blend in.

Best to use black or brown.

  • Crayons

Melt the crayon first. Crayons have that clunky texture and you NEED it to be smooth. DO NOT heat too long because the crayon will run and may BURN YOU.

Be careful!

  • Lemon and Oil

Make a mixture 1 part each of the lemon and vinegar. Use a cotton ball and a little elbow grease. Rub in small circles and the scratch will disappear.

Best to use on small scratches or small multiple scratches.

Good luck!

 

 

Scratched Furniture Hacks

We all have had our woes with scratched furniture, and I have a few easy DIY helpful tips to help remedy the problem. All you need is a little patience, elbow grease, or good polish to do the trick.

What you need:

Before you start make sure your furniture is clean and dust free. You would be AMAZED at how a quick dusting can help.

  • Deep Scratches

You can use coffee, tea bags, iodine, and shoe polish to soak into the cuts of the wood. Use a cotton swab to penetrate the liquid. Do it 3-4 in a few hour time period.

  • Markers

Find the correct market color to go over the scratch. It may take a few times but the marker will blend in.

Best to use black or brown.

  • Crayons

Melt the crayon first. Crayons have that clunky texture and you NEED it to be smooth. DO NOT heat too long because the crayon will run and may BURN YOU.

Be careful!

  • Lemon and Oil

Make a mixture 1 part each of the lemon and vinegar. Use a cotton ball and a little elbow grease. Rub in small circles and the scratch will disappear.

Best to use on small scratches or small multiple scratches.

Good luck!