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post #1 of Old 12-23-2013, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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How to diy clean Italian sofa?

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I felt it was time to freshen up my sofa a bit, after having it for 5+ years now.
The covers have already been taken to the dry cleaner's and are taken care of.
Main thing to clean now is the fabric on the arm rests and the fabric on the front, back and sides of the sofa (and if anyone knows howto do the pillows, containing goose down and expanded polyurethane). I've included a picture of the fabric below.
Im not exactly sure what it is, but the dry cleaner said he could do a lot with it... and he also noted that cleaning it with water is very difficult, since it would have to be evenly applied everywhere. Further I also know the manufacturer of the sofa only uses natural materials.
Thanks a lot for sharing your ideas! I really appreciate it!

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post #2 of Old 12-27-2013, 12:13 PM
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Using excessive amounts of water and soap is a big no-no since it can speeds up the leather's ability to break apart. At the same time, using strong solvents like Ammonia will only bleach the leather. If there is a stain, use only a small amount of water to clean the mess away and don't leave stagnant water on the surface of the leather.
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post #3 of Old 01-03-2014, 02:00 AM
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That is a great deal - thanks for sharing!
This is quite interesting.. definitely good for thought




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post #4 of Old 10-20-2014, 01:54 AM
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I will say no if you want to clean it with water, you should take some precaution if you are going to clean leather upholstery. For removing spots, make a mixture of lemon juice with one part cream of tartar, apply this paste on the stain, rub it and leave it for 10 min, Apply another layer of the paste, work it in, then remove with either a damp sponge or a damp sponge topped with moisturizing soap.
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I would advise not to diy with expensive upholstery unless you have proper training.
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While no leather can completely repel liquid or dirt stains, Italian leather holds up the best against these evil forces. In the event of a stain, your Italian leather sofa will require nothing more than a quick blotting to soak up excess liquid.
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I really don't recommend doing any DIY stuff for things like furniture as they do a great deal on creating the atmosphere of a room or an office. Doing it wrong could completely ruin the leather and Italian Leather is fairly expensive. It would be best to hire an experienced cleaner to avoid messy and costly mistakes.
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post #8 of Old 09-16-2015, 06:45 AM
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Diy products damage the furniture and it will destroy the furniture.So better if you can hire professional cleaner to clean these type of expensive furniture.
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Leather upholstery or furniture is one of the most valuable and sensitive items in a household. With good maintenance, leather will look younger and can be maintained in the original look. The leather furniture is vacuumed to extract unwanted particles namely soil, dirt, dust, food crumbs and the leather is cleaned with a soft bristled brush.
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Thanks for the information. . .
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Italian sofas are expensive and cleaning them on your own means risk. So, you need to know more about the material to take care of the sofa in a great way. Use the driest method possible for the Italian sofa. Don't let your furniture come in contact with direct sunlight. Consider covering the furniture when not in use. Do not use lot of water to clean as this can result in mildew and mould.
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I agree with Ridley Des that only water is not sufficient to deal with these sofa issues. Also make sure to read product description before applying on your sofa or you may contact the sofa cleaning service provider in case of confusion
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This is really interesting.. definitely good for thought
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