Top 3 Ways of Cleaning Your Upholstered Dining Chairs like a Professional


Here are basic ways of cleaning upholstered dining chairs are: use vinegar to remove water stains, clean using a steam cleaner, and use soft cloth or brush with soft bristles for velvet upholstery.

We know that your upholstered pieces of furniture such as your dining chairs are one of the most treasured possessions around your house. You’ve spent time choosing them and had spent a  substantial part of your resources for them because you thought they would be an addition to your home’s assets, and you’re right. The following methods are the common and easier ways of cleaning these favorite upholstered dining chairs. This is how the professionals do it, and you might not have known it before that you can do them just as well as they could.

Use vinegar to remove water stains

You would think water is a harmless substance, not until you’ve seen for yourself what damage it can do to your precious chairs. Don’t panic. This is one of the easier problems to fix. Removing the stains early on would make your job easier, so as soon as you notice these stains, take action right away. You can use vinegar for this purpose. Just spray on the stained area, let the solution stay for a few minutes, then wipe it with paper towels.

Clean using a steam cleaner

First, vacuum the chair you want to clean. Make sure to check every area, specially the part where the backrest and the seat meet; morsels of food and other materials could find themselves hidden in this nook, which could attract the attention of ants and other pests. Then, apply the steaming water and cleaning solution (do one area of the chair at a time: the back rest, the seat, the arms, and the back and underside portions of the chair). Then clean using a steam cleaner. Make sure an area is dry first before proceeding to the next area.

Use cloth or brush with soft bristles on velvet upholstery

Velvet is a popular choice for those who want a touch of luxury in their dining room, but with this comes the burden of maintenance—of making sure the velvet does not lose its softness and smooth texture. You can use a soft cloth to remove dust and dirt for velvet chairs. A hair brush with soft bristles can serve this purpose as well. There are also attachments specially made for velvet upholstery available in vacuum stores.

Again, it is important that you find out first the materials used to make your upholstered dining chairs to make sure you don’t do more damage than good to them. Manufacturers would usually attach a note or a tag on the furniture about what materials your chairs are made of and would even include some basic tips on how to clean them. Doing things yourself is not a bad idea, but when you’re in doubt, seek professional help immediately.



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