Maintenance of Faux Leather Furnishings
Preventative cleaning to keep daily dirt from setting in and causing "wear" stains is a good idea. Before using any kind of cleansing agent or soap, check the manufacturer's care tag and try a test spot in a non-visible area first to ensure the fabric can handle your chosen cleaning method.
Prepare a spray bottle of cleaning solution ahead of time. You can use about two tablespoons of dish soap per gallon of water for this. The solution will keep for quite some time and you'll be ready in a pinch for those emergency spot-cleanings, as well.
Using the soft-bristle attachment on your vacuum cleaner, gently go over all surfaces, including under the cushions and in the folds and tufts. If you want to deodorize, sprinkle a light powdering of baking soda over the upholstery before vacuuming.
Then, using a soft, lint-free cloth and a mild solution of dish soap in lukewarm water, wipe down the upholstery. Go back over the fabric a second time using only water on the cloth. Use as little moisture as possible in the cloth and allow your furniture to dry completely before use. This will help remove the buildup of grime and dirt on the surface and prevent it from marring the finish.
Stain Removal From Faux Leather
You can spot-clean your faux leather after simple spills and as needed with detergent and a soft cloth as outlined below.
First, remove the excess of any spills or soil with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel. Dab, don't rub, so as not to smear or grind in the debris.
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