Your children never keep their room clean.
That is the situation of most parents having 1 to 5-year-old kids. They seem always active, never think of cleaning their room, and even the upholstered chair that you give them has the same problem. Therefore, in this article, I will show you how to clean the upholstered chairs for kids.
You will no longer find keeping your kids’ room and furniture clean so much miserable after reading it.
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What you need to follow this article
- 1 cup of water.
- 1 tsp. of Castile soap.
- A spray bottle.
- 5 pounds of alcohol.
- A sponge with one rubbing side.
- Tooth brush or scrubbing brush.
For other upholstered materials:
- ¼ cup of water.
- 2 tsp. of Castile soap.
Step 1: Vacuum.
The first thing that you always need to do is to vacuum all the surface of the upholstery. That performs a great power on fading the stains and makes cleaning your upholstered chairs much easier. Moreover, it can prevent crumbs and dust from flying to the air and landing on other furniture in your kids’ room.
If you can vacuum your kids’ chair regularly, you will even be able to maintain the quality of the upholstery and keep the material in excellent condition.
To suck up all the dirt on the chair, start from one side to the other. People often choose to vacuum from the left to the right because that is the common direction of their eyes. It is recommended not to vacuum both sides of the chair at the same time. The dirt from this side may stick to the other and it will take more time to clean your chair.
After you have done with the surface, you can begin with the seams and small corners. Then, lift the cushions up if you have one and vacuum it separately. The last phase is to use a compressed air duster to blow away any dust remaining and give your kids’ chair a new look.
Vacuum Cleaner- A necessity tool (Photo credit: Foter.com)
Step 2: Understand your upholstered material.
Because each type of fabric has a different method to clean, you need to find out what it is first in order not to damage the whole chair. There are some common materials that are often used for upholstery:
- Other upholstered materials.
Understand your upholstered material (Photo credit: Foter.com)
Step 3: Use separate cleaner for each material.
If your kids have a leather upholstered chair, it’s lucky for you. Leather is not only durable but also the easiest fabric to clean. You can follow some simple stages to create the most suitable cleaning liquid for the chair:
- Mix a cup of water and one tsp. of soap together in a bottle. You can use any soap you like; however, Castile soaps are the most favorable because it does not wear our leather and safe for almost all types of upholstered materials.
- Shake the bottle and make sure the water and soap are mingled well.
- Pour a little of the mixture on a microfiber cloth. The cloth should be clean so as not to make your chair dirty.
- Wipe the cloth on the spots and stains that you can find on the surface of your kids’ chair.
- Repeat the action until the stains disappear.
You can take advantage of this method even when your kids’ chair has no spots and stains. Microfiber often attracts fingerprints, water stains, and dirt.
- Pour alcohol into a spraying bottle and spill it on the stains
- Drive away them by scrubbing them with a sponge. Taking advantage of the textured side of the sponge will give the most excellent result.
- Allow the alcohol to absorb into the fabric and the chair to dry completely, which is in about 5 minutes.
- Use an unused tooth brush or scrubbing brush to wipe away the spots and stains. Remember to scrub the brush on them in a circle so that alcohol can penetrate into the fabric.
- After the brush strokes disappear or you see the stains have the same color with the whole chair, you have succeeded.
With other upholstered fabric.
Most upholstered fabric has problems with food stains or drips from kids’ colors. And this is how to can solve them.
- Mix one-fourth cup of warm water and 2 tsp. of soap together in a bottle or any container you have. You can use any soap you like; however, Castile soaps are the most favorable because it is safe for almost all types of upholstered materials.
- Pour a little of the mixture on a cotton cloth. The cloth should be clean so as not to make your chair dirty.
- Dab the cloth on the spots and stains that you can find on the surface of your kids’ chair.
- Repeat the action until the stains disappear.
- After they have been wiped away, clean the cloth and dab it on the dried stains one more time to remove the remaining soap-liquid.
Use separate cleaner for each material (Photo credit: Foter.com)
There is another choice for you when it comes to microfiber and special upholstered fabric, which is to take the slipcovers off and wash them before starting making the mixture. Your kids’ chair can return to its old look immediately after being washed.
However, not all upholstery can be cleaned with a washing machine. It’s best to call the service center of the product and ask for their advice. They will give you specific information about whether you should wash, steam-clean, or dry-clean the material.
Have you found the best method to clean your kids’ chair?
With the content I provide, I hope that you have. Thank you for reading my writing about how to clean the upholstered chairs for kids. And if you have any questions, I would love to answer them. Just send them to me and I will reply to you as soon as I can.
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