Everything you need to know about cleaning furniture!

Do you have stains or rings on a wooden table? Or do you have stains or other dirt on your fabric furniture? You can choose to have your furniture cleaned professionally by a company specialised in furniture cleaning. It is also possible to clean your furniture yourself. We will tell you how to clean the upholstery of your furniture, and how you can remove unpleasant pet smells or nicotine smells from them.

Clean a fabric sofa or removing stains from furniture


Do you have a beautiful fabric sofa in your living room? You will have experienced that dirt or stains will be absorbed quickly into the settee. We provide you with a number of tips on how you can clean and freshen up a fabric settee or furniture. At HG we have the special HG carpet cleaner. The name suggests that the product is just for carpets but this carpet cleaner is perfect for cleaning your fabric sofa. It removes dirt from your settee, and produces a dirt-repellent effect. 

If you do not have any HG at home, but you need to clean your fabric sofa or upholstered furniture immediately? There are various alternative products, such as soft household soap, baking soda, vinegar or a steam cleaner. You can read the best way to apply these products in the article ‘How to clean a fabric sofa? The simple way to clean a fabric couch’.

How to remove stains from the sofa

Houses are for living in. Particularly a house with children and/or pets. There is always a chance of stains on the settee. But no worries, you can remove those stains. Sometimes it requires a little patience, particularly when it concerns stains that have already drawn deep into the fibres or grease stains, but you should manage with our tips.

With HG stain remover extra strong you can remove the most difficult stains. Even the most deeply absorbed stains present no difficulty at all. Other products and ways to remove stains from your sofa include:

  • Shampoo
  • Baking soda
  • Steam iron
  • Soft household soap

We cannot guarantee the above alternative products work. So, you do use these tips completely at your own risk. In the article ‘How to remove stains from a sofa? Quick way to remove stains from a couch’ you can read how you remove stains from your sofa.

Cleaning wooden furniture

Wood is a really beautiful and natural material in your house. Everyone will have a wooden dresser, dining table, coffee table, or occasional table. It gives your decor a country-cottage, robust look. The disadvantage of wood is that it easily absorbs stains and rings. An accident happens before you know it. Fortunately, cleaning wooden furniture is not difficult. You can clean your wood with HG wooden furniture cleaner. Or with one of the following DIY products:

  • Soft household soap
  • Vinegar
  • Soda

You can read the best way to clean old wood furniture with HG wooden furniture cleaner or the above products to clean your wooden furniture in the article ‘How to clean a wooden table? Safely remove a stain from a wooden table with our 4 tips’.

Remove nasty smells from furniture

A sofa or other upholstered furniture can get smelly over time. For example the smell of dogs, cats or cigarettes. You want to get rid of those horrible smells? Time to deodorise your furniture. Did you know that the secret of deodorising is in cleaning your furniture? If you don't clean your furniture, you never get rid of the horrible smells. After you have cleaned your furniture properly, you can use HG odour eliminator for all surfaces. This product is based on natural enzymes. It doesn’t mask the odour, but removes the source of the odour with natural enzymes and microbes. 

If you have a tip for cleaning (outdoor) furniture, please let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions about cleaning furniture

How do I clean upholstered furniture?

There are different products to clean your fabric furniture:

  • HG carpet cleaner
  • Soft household soap and warm water
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • A steam cleaner

What is the best way to clean my wooden furniture?

You can clean wooden furniture with HG wooden furniture cleaner or with DIY products, such as soft household soap, vinegar or baking soda.

How do I remove stains from my settee?

You can remove even the most stubborn stains from your couch with HG stain remover extra strong for example. Other tips for removing stains form your settee involve using one of the following products:

  • Shampoo
  • Baking soda
  • Steam iron
  • Soft household soap

How do I remove nasty smells from my furniture?

It is really important not to mask those horrible smells in your fabric furniture, but to actually remove them. If you don't clean your furniture properly, you never get rid of the horrible smells. After you have cleaned your furniture properly, use HG odour eliminator for all surfaces.



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