The kitchen chairs are used on a regular basis, making them vulnerable to accidents and spills. When oil, milk or coffee get spilled over the upholstered seats they can cause permanent stains if not cleaned in a correct way. Each of these stains requires a special way to be cleaned. You can clean and maintain your upholstered kitchen chairs with affordable tools.
To clean your upholstered chairs you need the following:
¼ cup white vinegar, liquid dish soap, nylon scrub brush, towels, and a kitchen sponge.
To remove coffee stains follow these steps:
1. Add ¼ cup of white vinegar to ¼ cup warm water and 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap. Mix the ingredients until they are well-incorporated.
2. Dip a nylon scrub brush into the mixture. Add the vinegar and dish soap solution to the coffee stain and let it penetrates the stain. Then leave the mixture for 10 minutes.
3. Wash off the white vinegar solution with warm water. Pass a towel over the upholstered chair to remove any remaining water.
To remove milk stains apply the following steps:
1. Dab at the spill to remove as much milk as you can before it penetrates the upholstery.
2. Add 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap to 2 cups of hot water. Work the mixture into the stain. Flooding the upholstered chair with soapy water can help in diluting milk before it curdles and causes a curdled smell.
3. Bolt at the upholstery with a dry towel to remove as much of the liquid as possible. After removing most of the soapy water and milk, spray the upholstered chair with 1 cup of baking soda.
4. Leave the baking soda over the chair for overnight. Then vacuum the upholstered chair to remove baking soda and any liquids.
To remove oil-based stains follow these steps:
1. Dry the stains with a dry towel to remove any excess liquid. Avoid rubbing any oil-based stains, including cooking oil, cheese or butter, to prevent the upholstery from absorbing the stain,
2. Mix ¼ cup of oxygen bleach powder with ½ gallon warm water. Stir the ingredients until the oxygen bleach goes into solution.
3. Soak the kitchen sponge in the oxygen bleach solution and dab at the stain. Blot at the stain for a while until it is completely removed.
4. With plain water, rinse the upholstered chair to remove any excess oxygen bleach and Press against the chair lightly with a dry towel to remove the excess water.