Cleaning a Black and White Couch?

I have a black and white couch that really needs cleaning. The white part of the design is beginning to look gray. I have thought about having the cushion covers sent to the dry cleaners, but how in the world do I clean the other components of my couch?


Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated, as I would like to have this done before the holidays. Thank you in advance and have a blessed holiday season.

Linda from NYC

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December 3, 20080 found this helpful

Why don't you rent a steam cleaner and do it yourself? That way you can do the whole couch at once.

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December 3, 20080 found this helpful

It all depends of what faber the couch is made of... I had a symthetic fiber emereld green velveteen ("hurculon") couch with cushon covers that I could take off then wash on gental cycle & hang dry... We've washed the covers many times & it still looks like new... (it depends on the fiber content) but getting the cushons back on is the tough part, a hint is to slip the cushons into plastic garbage bags. this makes them more slipery!


As far as cleaning the rest of the couch, I would only use steam on certain fibers & never on wool... If you do decide to steam it, write me here on ThriftyFun & I'll let you know if your fiber can take steam.. You can always have a rug cleaner come in & clean your couch for you OR you can buy some of that foam on, then let dry & vacuum off rug & upholstery cleaner to do it yourself... It works okay & some brands are better than others... Certain (organic) stains can be removed with plain Hydrogen Peroxide.

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