Furniture Cleaners

by Karen Bates
(last updated September 12, 2011)

Furniture pieces can really add to the beauty and overall feel of your home's interior. The style, colors, materials used, and other aspects of the furniture you choose all add to a room's overall environment. You have probably given a lot of consideration to which furniture pieces will work in certain areas of your home.

Because many people put a lot of thought into choosing furniture for their homes, it is important that they also understand how to properly care for these pieces. Even the most beautiful, creative, or expensive pieces of furniture can lose their looks over the years if they aren't taken care of in the right way. But what should you do to keep your furniture in great condition? How can you maintain it so that it lasts for years and years?

Furniture cleaners and cleaning methods can assist you in cleaning and maintaining the furniture pieces in your home. By keeping your furniture clean, you can protect it and prevent it from looking dull, dirty, or worn out before its time.

The way you should go about using furniture cleaners and tools, as well as which ones to use, depends on the type of furniture you own. What kind of upholstery is part of the furniture? What other materials does it contain? Be sure that you know what makes up the furniture so you can successfully clean it without damaging it.

To get your furniture clean, consider the following tips:

  • Remove loose dirt and dust from furniture using your vacuum cleaner. A brush attachment is an effective way to regularly clean your furniture upholstery.
  • Wipe wood furniture with a damp rag to clean off smudges, fingerprints, and light messes. A wood cleaner formulated for your specific wood type can help you with deep-cleaning tasks.
  • Remove any furniture cushions prior to cleaning the piece. This allows you to get under the cushions, as well as carefully clean the cushions themselves.
  • For deep-set, stubborn stains, contact a professional cleaning company for assistance. Cleaning technicians will use tools and methods that can remove even the toughest stains.
  • Spray an upholstery cleaner on spots to help remove stains quickly and easily. Remember not to rub the spot—blot it gently to remove the excess, then apply the cleaner according to package directions.

Well-maintained furniture will look great for a long time, and can be enjoyed for years to come.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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