How to Guide – Cleaning Ottomons

Cleaning Ottomans and cushions is a simple process, but there are a few instances which you need to be careful and spend a little more time doing the right thing.

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Cleaning Ottoman Cushions With Inserts

These will mostly be smaller Ottomans specifically made for patio outside or for camping. They should come with Ottoman cushion covers, and cleaning them is pretty easy.

After you remove the cover, you can clean it with the washer set on low tumble and cold water.

For the insert, head out to your backyard and give it a few slaps to let any dust out. Lastly, vacuum the cushion and you are all done.

It’s very similar to cleaning a 5 in 1 ottoman bed.

Cleaning Non-Removeable Ottomans

Non-removeable ottoman cushions can be a challenge to clean fully. You can clean them by yourself, but sometimes it is better for professionals to clean them. They have special equipment and the experience for cleaning the thoroughly, however, if you want to do it yourself, here are the steps.

1. Vacuuming – Removing Dust

You will need a higher wattage vacuum with strong suction power.

Attach the head to vacuum specifically designed for sucking and removing dust embedded deep within furniture and ottomans.

Go slowly and press deeply to get a thorough cleaning.

2. Apply Baking Soda

Baking soda gets rid of bad odor. Apply some baking soda on your Ottoman and let it sit 20-30 minutes. If you want a deep and thorough cleaning, be liberal with the amount of baking soda and apply it well.

After waiting 20-30 minutes, vacuum away the baking soda.

3. Removing Stains

Depending on what type of material your Ottoman is you have to be careful about what kind of detergent you use.

Check the care tag on the ottoman for a care code or for specific cleaning instructions, as these vary based on the type of fabric covering the piece.

Read this piece from: Hunker

Code W means a water-based cleaner, such as mild soap and water or an upholstery shampoo, may be used to spot-clean the fabric.

Code S means a solvent-based cleaner, such as a dry-cleaning solvent, must be used — never water.

Code W-S means both water- and solvent-based cleaners can be used.

Code X — although unlikely on a durable ottoman — indicates that no liquids should be used to clean the upholstery. Instead, use only dry methods such as a brush or vacuum cleaner.

Cleaning Leather Ottomans

Leather Ottomans are pretty easy to clean. Get mild soap with lukewarm water and wash away the dirt and rinse with some fresh water.

After you feel like it’s well enough, let it dry and apply some wax to give it a good shine and freshness.

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