Suede is a great upholstery material, giving the room cosy and luxurious look. Nevertheless it has a bad reputation for being difficult to maintain. However, cleaning a suede sofa doesn’t have to be epic task – here are 5 ways to maintain your upholstery in a top shape without much effort.
Removing Wet Stains
If there is a food or beverage spill on your suede couch the faster you act the better. This is because suede is extra sensitive to moisture and liquid can damage this luxurious upholstery. Blot the spot gently to extract as much of the stain and moist as possible. If there is some residue left blot the area using slightly damp cloth. Apply spot treatment product according to the instructions on the package. Leave it like this for a few minutes then use a clean damp cloth to rinse the area. Use your hair dryer to dry the spot. In some cases there won’t be a need to use a stain-cleaning product if you blot the stain right after it occurred.
Dealing with Old Stains
If you have to remove an old stain you can use this simple trick: rub gently the area using pencil eraser. There are also specialised erasers for suede, but the ordinary one can do the job too. After “erasing” the stain, brush off the spot using soft brush. This will remove the excess dirt. However in some cases you might need to call professional sofa cleaner to deal with some kind of stubborn stains – like ink, or crayon.
Freshening Up Suede Upholstery
If your sofa is looking scruffy you can fresh up the suede really easy. Wipe the surface with slightly damp cloth to clean up dirt and dust, without getting the upholstery wet. Professional sofa cleaners never use water to clean water sensitive materials like suede. Instead, they have a dry cleaning procedure because shampooing and steam cleaning can damage this luxurious upholstery.