Upholstery can be a very valuable feature but it could also turn into a headache. Depending on the fabric, you may be able to clean it yourself. However, you should consider only the following solutions to your dirty upholstery problem.
If the upholstery of a chair, armchair or even a sofa is dirty or stained, you have a few solutions that you need to take into consideration, depending on your time, money and availability.
First, you can steam clean it. The water extraction method as it is known, consists in a steam based vacuum cleaner that suck out dirt and stains, at a very high temperature. Beware though, this solution is not suitable for sensitive fabrics, like wool and silk, because of the high temperature.
Another solution I have prepared for you in the dry cleaning. This consists into a certain absorbent powder that will dissolve the dirt or the stain. After this you just need to vacuum, and the carpet is clean again.
However, nobody does upholstery cleaning better than the professionals. They also have more powerful machinery but also stronger upholstery cleaning products, not to mention the time expense you win. You shouldconsider this option in the specials cases when you have stained you upholstery with a very serious substance or when you are running out of time. Mind the budget and products, make sure there is no possibility to trigger an allergy or something similar. Health before anything.