How to clean a fabric sofa | The simple way to clean a fabric couch

A sofa is one of the most frequently used objects in a home. After a long day, everyone loves to plunk themselves down on the sofa. No wonder a sofa becomes dirty. With an upholstered sofa, it is easy for the dirt to penetrate into the sofa. It’s good to freshen up the sofa once in a while. Cleaning your fabric couch is easy with our tips. Your fabric sofa remains fresh and clean and stays beautiful for longer too.

How to clean a fabric sofa with HG


HG carpet & upholstery cleaner how to clean a fabric sofais not just a carpet cleaner, it is also extremely suitable for cleaning your fabric sofa. HG carpet & upholstery cleaner thoroughly removes dirt from all upholstery. Besides cleaning the upholstered sofa, it also produces a dirt-repellent effect. HG carpet & upholstery cleaner is also available in a one litre version.

Do you already have a stain on your sofa? Clean your settee first with HG stain remover extra strong. This spray is the best way to clean a fabric sofa and removes even the most stubborn stains.

Complete the following steps to clean your sofa with HG carpet & upholstery cleaner. 

  1. If necessary, treat any (water) stains first with HG stain remover extra strong.
  2. Use a soft brush or sponge to rub in and then dry off with a towel.
  3. Dry afterwards with a terrycloth towel.

4 DIY tips for cleaning a fabric sofa

With HG carpet & upholstery cleaner it is easy to clean your fabric couch. Once it's clean, your sofa is also protected against dirt. Would you like to try something else first? There are various alternative products when you want to know how to clean a fabric sofa naturally. We have listed four of them for you.

1. Clean your sofa with soft household soap

Soft household soap is a mild cleaning agent. Prepare a mixture of warm water and soft household soap. Use it to remove the stains from the sofa. Remember to remove the soap properly and dry the sofa afterwards. Otherwise you may be left with streaks. We also recommend you only clean your sofa with soft household soap if you have stains. Soft household soap can attract dirt too. That is why it is less suitable for freshening up the entire sofa. 

best way to clean a fabric sofa2. How to clean a fabric couch with baking soda

Baking soda is commonly used for stains. With a few spoonfuls of soda in a bucket of hot water, you quickly have a mixture. Clean your sofa by wiping it off with a sponge. Dry the sofa properly. Soda is particularly good for freshening up, but less suitable for removing stains.

3. How to clean a fabric sofa with vinegar

An upholstered sofa can start to smell musty over time. In that case you can clean your sofa with cleaning (white) vinegar. This is most convenient with a plant spray. Fill it with half vinegar and half water. Spray the sofa and leave it to absorb for a little while. 

4. How to clean your fabric sofa at home with a steam cleaner

This is an expensive solution, but if you have a steam cleaner you can use it too clean your upholstered sofa. You could hire one too. The benefit is that you clean and remove dirty smells from the sofa.

If the above tips do not work well or not well enough, use HG carpet & upholstery cleaner, if necessary together with HG stain remover extra strong. Your sofa will look as good as new.

If you have a good tip for cleaning your fabric sofa, please let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions about cleaning a fabric couch

How do I clean an upholstered sofa?

You can remove stains from a sofa with:

  • soft household soap
  • baking soda
  • vinegar
  • steam cleaner

Which HG product do I use to clean my fabric sofa?

HG carpet & upholstery cleaner is not just for carpets, it is also extremely suitable for cleaning your fabric sofa. For stains you can also use HG stain remover extra strong.



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