How To Clean Your Couch So It Looks New Again!
This post is all about How You Can Clean Your Couch So It Looks New Again. We recently moved into bigger place and I wanted a fresh start, so I kinda got rid of most everything.
By that I mean most of our furniture. if you’re looking for how to make couch look new again, then you’ve come to the right place! Let’s get right to it.
You see, our daughter and her husband have this business where they find things for sale for cheap or free, or even things other people have thrown out. Then they clean them up, fix them and then list them on Offerup or Craigslist to resell them.
So, I thought I would have her sell my old stuff and let her use that to get me new stuff.
Well the first thing was a couch. She found this sectional with recliners built in and drink holders, really nice for watching the game with the family or a movie. Then she brought it to my house to “work on it”, because she was out of room at her house. It. was. a-w-f-u-l!
I was in complete shock – I wanted it gone the second I saw it.
I don’t know what these people did but, it looked like their kids lived on it, ate on it, and everything.
One thing she never messes with though is furniture from a home that has pets or smokers, so, it had THAT going for it, but not much else!
So, she got right to work.
She cleaned it first and then she repaired the leather in several places, added foam to the seats – some were completely missing foam, sewed up some of the areas that had come undone and I was shocked! It looks great!
Plus – there was only 1 timeout issued!
She used a Rug Doctor with hot water and alcohol to clean it:
1 part alcohol to 2 parts water. (Always color test anything before you try and clean it)
She scrubbed the arms and footrests with a plastic bristle scrub brush she got at a dollar store. She uses this method for microfiber and microsuede couches.
You can see her trick for How To Remove Water Stains From A Wood Table Easily <— here.
For Chenille couches she uses less alcohol. The best way to repair Chenille is to use Dritz Fray Check around the tear, let it dry and then stitch it on the Fray Check otherwise it just continues to unravel.
If you have some grease or oil stains on the couch you can add in 1-2 drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid in with the alcohol and hot water.
I couldn’t believe my eyes and when I show people the before picture, they can’t believe it!
Then she found me this great rug to go with it!
All in all it cost me a total of $75 for the rug and sectional – but, it didn’t cost me anything really because she sold my other stuff to pay for this.