1. Determine the type of fabric.Use only the cleaner appropriate for the type of fabric you are dealing with. If you are not sure which cleaning product you should use, check the cleaning care tags or test out a cleaner on a small area before using it to remove stains. Here’s more info on decoding care tags.
2. Clear away loose dirt with a vacuum.Loose dirt can easily set in, creating an altogether new stain. Prevent such from happening by vacuuming your chair regularly.
3. Mix your own solution.While most vinyl and leather upholstery will be compatible with furniture polish, fabric chairs can often be cleaned with a DIY solution.
- If the chair’s fabric is compatible with a water solution, make your own! In a bowl, stir together water and soap, with water comprising ¾ of the solution.
- Apply a small amount of the solution to a clean towel, and blot the stain.