Cleaning tips for busy people

How to Clean a Recliner Chair in 4 Steps

By in Upholstery Cleaning |

Just spilled your coffee or wine on your favourite recliner chair? Don’t worry, with a simple proper and timely reaction you will be able to remove any sign of the spill and the chair will be as good as new!


Step 1: Act quick


First of all – always act as soon as possible after a spill on the upholstery has occurred. Scrape off any leftover mess gently with a spoon or spatula, or use baby wipes, paper towels, a cloth or towel to blot off the excess liquid from the fabric. Blot it off gently and abstain from rubbing it in deeper.

Step 2: Hoover the spot


After you have gotten as much of the spill out, hoover the spot and proceed with the stain removal treatment.

Step 3: Make a test


Depending on the type of upholstery you have – stain treatment can differ. Test the upholstery with water and the cleaning solution of your choice first. Choose a hidden spot and apply the solution. Watch for a negative reaction for about 20 minutes. If the fabric looks alright – go ahead and treat the stain.

Step 4: Don’t use too much water


Do not oversaturate the upholstery – either spray on the solution or use a damp cloth or sponge to apply it on the soiled spot. Repeat until the spilled liquid stops being transferred from the upholstery to the cleaning cloth you are using. After you are done, use a cloth dipped in clean water to rinse off the area. Again, just blot it gently. Open up the windows or turn on a fan to speed up the drying process. Use the recliner only after it is completely dry.

If your recliner chair cannot be treated with water, use a dry cleaning spray or powder to remove the stain. Apply it on the spot and wait for the cleaning solution to do its job and absorb the spilled substance.

Regular maintenance is a good idea


In order to prevent your recliner chair from looking soiled and getting infested with harmful dust mites and other microorganisms feeding on the dead skin cells and other residues embedded in it – hoover the upholstery at least once a week. Use the soft brush attachment and vacuum the recliner, so that you get as much of the dust, dirt, hairs and other debris off of it.

To remove an unpleasant odour coming from the recliner you should sprinkle it generously with some baking soda and let it sit for a night. On the next day hoover the baking soda off, and hopefully the nasty smell will be long gone. If it is still present you should repeat the treatment until it has been eradicated completely.