How to Clean Upholstery with Vinegar

White Vinegar can be used to clean your lounge suite no matter whether it is fabric, leather or even synthetic.

In its basic form, white vinegar can be used by wetting a rag and wringing it out completely so that it’s not dripping. Then wipe the furniture down. Even though the smell is not pleasant, if you leave it a while the furniture ends up smelling fresh. This removes surface dirt so if you need deep cleaning, this may not work. You will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of dirt you remove from your furniture!

Making a mixture of white vinegar along with other ingredients is probably a better way to clean your lounge.

Cleaning Fabric Upholstery with Vinegar

You will need to combine 1/4 cup white vinegar, 3/4 cup warm water and 1/2 tablespoon of natural liquid soap in a spray bottle and shake well.  The next step is to mist the soiled area lightly with the spray bottle. Scrub the area in a circular motion with a soft cloth, working the cleanser into the nap of the fabric.  If necessary, reapply. After this simply get a damp cloth and rub to remove any excess soap residue.

Cleaning Leather Upholstery with Vinegar

Cleaning leather upholstery with vinegar uses a slightly different mixture.  For this you will need to mix 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup white vinegar into a spray bottle and shake well. Spray the leather surfaces lightly. Rub with a soft cloth, reapplying as necessary. The vinegar will clean the surface and then it will evaporate.  After you’ve done this simply use a dry cloth to buff and conditioner the leather lounge.

Cleaning Synthetic Upholstery with Vinegar

Only a slight difference in the portions here. Combine 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1 cup warm water in a spray bottle, for use on plastic, nylon and synthetic leather upholstery. If the furniture is badly soiled, add 1/2 tablespoon of natural liquid soap. As with fabric upholstery, mist the soiled areas lightly but thoroughly.  Scrub the soiled areas until all dirt is removed.

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