The colour white just oozes with class, it is simple and yet strangely vibrant. White furniture brings a degree of sophistication to almost any room and the reflective nature of the colour makes it look more spacious. Unfortunately, the tiniest spec of dirt on white fabric is easily visible. You may be left with no choice but to repeatedly employ the services of a Mississauga carpet cleaning company to maintain the shine on your white chairs. On the up side, there are numerous ways of maintaining the crystal clear look of the white fibres on your chair.
The Basics: This is a very basic home cleaning remedy:
- Make a solution of 1/4 cup dish washing liquid and 1 cup of warm water
- Use an electric hand mixer to transform the solution into stiff, dry suds.
- Using a cotton cloth, massage the suds gently into the fabric
- Use a spatula to scrape up the dirty fragments. Use a wooden or plastic one so as to not damage the fibres.
- Rinse the area with clean water and let it dry
This simple home remedy will deal with most day to day stains, and it can also be applied as a regular cleaning agent. If you encounter more resilient stains there are other options you can explore.
Baking Soda and Vinegar: Take a small bowl of baking soda and add a little bit of white vinegar. Stir the mixture to make sure it is not lumpy or clumpy. The final texture of the concoction should mimic toothpaste. Once you are done mixing, apply the paste on the area of the stain. Scrub the paste gently into the fabric using a toothbrush, make sure that the paste seeps into the core of the fabric. Let it sit for around 10 minutes, if the stain is particularly severe you might want to leave it a little longer. Take a bowl of warm water, add a spot of vinegar and pour the remainder of the paste into the bowl. You should hear the water fizz, like a hot boiling cauldron. Take a cotton cloth and clean the area with the contents of the bowl. Once the cleaning is completed, let the fabric dry before giving it a quick vacuum. This remedy can deal with the nastiest of stains.
Rubbing Alcohol: Many people, even some Mississauga carpet cleaning companies will tell you not to use rubbing alcohol on fibres, as it leaves behind a stiffness once the alcohol dries. There is actually a simple way of overcoming this. Pour the rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle and apply it to the fabric. Simply take a cotton cloth and slowly wipe the dirt of the chair. Once the alcohol dries which only takes a matter of minutes. Take a brush and gently scrub the recently cleaned area. The stiffness immediately disappears and the fibre feels as soft as the first day you bought it. This little trick works wonders, especially with micro-fibres. This will not be very effective with stains but it is a great way to clean white chair fibres when spring cleaning time comes around.
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When using any of the above methods, one very important thing to remember is to not use too much water and to keep the temperature of the water lukewarm. If there is too much hot water the fabric will shrink and fragment, making the chair look worn out. If the stain looks severe you may want to hire a carpet cleaning company but any professional will tell you that the best way to minimize damage is
through prevention. If you have white fabric furniture, do not smoke indoors and always keep the exhaust fan on when cooking. Also, try not to eat when you are around the furniture.
For more imperative tips and tricks, you should contact a carpet cleaning expert.