Tips to Clean a Fabric Sofa at Your Dubai Home

Sofa and couches can get messy and there could be stains that are hard to get rid of. In this blog, we will explain how you can clean your fabric sofa without the help of professional cleaners. However, it is always recommended to hire expert sofa cleaners in Dubai to ensure that the sofa is cleaned thoroughly.


Cleaning Products to Have Before Starting the Cleaning Process





Below is a non-exhaustive list of cleaning products that you need to keep in handy. You can also mix some of them to get the best results:


  • Vacuum Cleaner

  • Dry Brush

  • Steamer

  • Drying Towel

  • Water

  • Vinegar

Getting Rid of Stains from a Fabric Sofa


As soon as there is a spill or stain on your fabric sofa, clean it immediately. If you wait too long to treat a stain, it may set and make it harder to remove it. Even if it’s been a few minutes, the stain may settle down very quickly.


You should also check for recommendations set forth by the manufacturer. Before you start using any cleaning detergents, you should read through the instructions that are sent by the manufacturer. These can be found on the tags on the sofa. If these instructions are not followed or safe cleaning agents are not used, your sofa may get damaged permanently.


Your sofa consists of random letters on the sofa tags. These letters are codes about how can the sofa be cleaned. Below is the table with an explanation for each code.

Cleaning Code & Description


W - This means that the sofa can be cleaned only with “water-based” cleaner

S/W - This means that “solvents and water-based” cleaners are safe to use on your sofa

S - This means that only “solvents” can be used to clean your sofa.



Use a brush to get rid of loose particles. Go through the entire sofa with a stiff brush that has natural bristles to loosen the stains and get dust and dirt to the surface.


Use a hand-held vacuum to remove crumbs and other loose particles before you start scrubbing and cleaning your fabric sofa. This way, stains will be visible easily for you to clean the stains smoothly on the couch or a sofa.


Baking soda is not just meant for cooking but also for cleaning. It is an effective way to clean and keep the place tidy. You remove odors and weaken loose particles by sprinkling baking soda over the entire couch. You can make baking soda solutions at home. It can be used to get rid of deep-set stains from all areas. Take a bowl and mix baking soda and water in equal parts. Let the baking soda sit for 15-20 minutes, irrespective of whether you are making dry or wet solutions. Once the baking soda has absorbed the stains, vacuum the area with a brush attached. As a general rule of thumb, always clean a small area of the sofa before cleaning the sofa entirely with baking soda.





Use recommended cleaning agents only to start cleaning your couch. Test a small area for any discoloration if you are not sure whether this cleaning agent is ideal or not to clean the couch. Irrespective of whether you are using solvent or water, follow the instructions carefully. Use a soft cloth to wipe away the solution if the instructions say it is safe to do so.


Use a dry towel to dry your fabric couch. Pat down areas that are wet with the dry towel and soak up the remaining moisture. Gently get rid of the remaining solution.


And that’s it. Let the fabric sofa dry up overnight. Once done, enjoy a new sofa in the morning.


If all this is too overwhelming, you can hire professional Dubai sofa cleaning service providers.

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