How to Clean Upholstery with a Steam Cleaner

How To Clean Upholstery With A Steam Cleaner?

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Steam cleaners are very popular for applications cleaning and it’s most powerful for cleaning upholstery, fabric furniture and mattress. Steam cleaners not only clean applications it also removes dirt, dust, allergy, mold from the furniture. In this article, we discuss How to steam cleaner on upholstery.

How To Clean Upholstery With A Steam Cleaner?

1. Clean upholstery with a vacuum:

Remove dust, dirt, pet hair, allergy from fabric with vacuum, if the fabric is wet dry this properly and take enough time to clean upholstery. If any crack nd hole present in upholstery remove this crack and make sure no dirt back on upholstery.

2. Remove stain from upholstery:

Different types of stain occur on upholstery clean them with upholstery cleaner. After applying cleaner wait several times to set clean after that take a clean cloth and remove the stain. If the stain is tough and not remove with normal cleaner then use a commercial cleaner. By using Vinegar, alcohol and baking soda skin can be removed.

3. Prepare fabric for cleaning:

Using soil emulsifiers loosen dirt, dust from fabric, prepare fabric with this solution before steam cleaning upholstery. If any pillow stays on upholstery spray this properly and wait 2 or 3 minutes to set this cleaner. After that apply shampoo on the fabric and use brush remove shampoo and cleaner from fabric, the shampoo did not damage upholstery surface.

4. Choose the perfect steam cleaner:

Choose a perfect steam cleaner which is specially made for cleaning upholstery. Three types of upholstery available in the market. These are:

  • Upholstery steam cleaners
  • Fabric steam cleaners
  • Handheld steam cleaners

Try to avoid handheld steam cleaners and carpet steam cleaners because carpet steam cleaners not suitable clean upholstery and it is heavy then fabric steam cleaner. If you have no upholstery steam cleaner rent from a nearby super shop.

How to Clean Upholstery with a Steam Cleaner

5. Ready machine for cleaning:

Ready machine for cleaning, pour warm water and cleaner solution on upholstery machine. Not fill up a full hole because it’s will damage the upholstery. Not mix up any type of soap and use perfect brush clean upholstery.

6. Start to clean steam fabric:

After preparing the machine start to clean the fabric plug machine for start cleaning tasks. Use the control button to start steam if excess water stays on fabric suck up this water. Steam both sides of the fabric and after complete steam work keeps fabric to dry.

7. Keep upholstery for air dry:

When complete steam work keeps upholstery on open air to dry, drying time depends on the humidity of air and water amount on upholstery. You can use fans to dry the upholstery.

8. Remove stain:

Sometimes steam clean cause stain, remove this stain with liquid soap and water. Take a sponge to soak up it on soap and water solution and apply gently on stain. Not need to scrub area and remove stain clean stain area with fresh water.

9. Use vinegar removes the stain:

You can use vinegar to remove stain instead of liquid soap. Make a solution with vinegar and water, take a sponge and soak up it in this solution, rub stain area gently It will work excellent remove stain.

10. Remove tough stain with Tuff Stuff:

If any tough stain does not remove with this cleaner then use Tuff Stuff, Resolve. Take a clean cloth and damp it, spray cleaner on fabric and wipe down stain with a damp cloth.

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  • Clean your room properly if any types of toys,  furniture keep on carpet remove them. If have any heavy furniture and not possible to remove use furniture pad that’s safe furniture leg from hot steam.
  • Vacuum carpet it will remove pet hair, fine dust, dirt and crumbs from carpet.  First time run vacuum from one direction and second time run vacuum from opposite direction. This process remove all loose dust particle from carpet.
  • Sometimes lipstick, food and red wine spills ocuure on carpet.  Remove all of this tough stain from carpet before steam cleaning.
  • Prepare your steam cleaner, follow manual paper. Fill water tank with distilled water, carpet cleaning solution, dish soap or white vinegar. Not put any fluid not recommended in the tank..
  • Run the steam cleaner on the carpet and follow manual paper for getting best cleaning result.
  • After complete steaming task let air dry carpet. Normally carpet require 4 to 12 hours to dry.


Cleaning Upholstery with a Steam Cleaner is not a very hard task, just follow these simple tips this will help you clean upholstery like a pro and not side effect of it.

FAQs about Clean Upholstery With A Steam Cleaner

1. What is the best steam cleaner for upholstery?

Answer: Best steam cleaner for upholstery:

  • Hoover Spotless Upholstery Spot Cleaner.
  • Bissell 3624 SpotClean Carpet Cleaner.
  • Dirt Devil Steam Corded Steam Cleaner.
  • Steamfast SF-370WH Steam Cleaner.

2. Can you use a steam cleaner on upholstery?

Answer:  Yes, you can use a steam cleaner on upholstery, because of steam cleaner safe for upholstery. Use cleaner for loosening dirt, the dust of fabric then use a steam cleaner for cleaning fabric and suck up excess water. Let dry upholstery after the complete steam task you can use the fan for dry upholstery.

3. Is steam cleaning good for carpets?

Answer: Steam cleaner good for carpet and also safe for carpet. Using steam cleaner properly enjoy spills and dirt free carpet.

4. Can steam washer damage clothes?

Answer: It depends upon which brand steam washer you used and cloth type. Polyester colors are dispersed as a gas and it’s permanent on cloth. Not fade high heat or different types of detergent.

Cottons are dyed so need special care during steam washing time. Otherwise, fade color and make your cloth ugly.

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