Cushions have many benefits besides adorning your living room. You need them to hold your dinner tray or use them as a booster seat for your kiddo. Then, daily use of cushions leads to stains, dirt, spills, and of course, normal wear and tear. Therefore, it is essential to use cushion covers and clean them regularly so that the original cushions stay spotless.
According to an article published in Huffington Post, you also need to clean your patio cushions. Just brush off all dirt and dust or vacuum your outdoor cushions. Then, for your cushions, you need to wash them periodically so that they stay spick and span. Here is how:
Hand washing your cushion covers
It is one of the effective ways to clean your cushion covers, especially if they have fragile, decorative, or fine embroidery designs and patterns. If you have cushions of different colors, ensure that you clean them one at a time.
Fill the laundry tub with lukewarm water, add some mild detergent, and mix the same in the warm water. Next, you need to add the cover and immerse it in the soapy solution. Leave it for a while and then rub the cover gently with your hands, especially the stained parts of the cover.
Next, you need to empty the water and fill the laundry tub with fresh water. Rinse the cushion cover thoroughly and squeeze it so that the fabric drains all the water. Then, do not squeeze your cushion covers too hard as it can affect the shape of the material. Rinse once more, so that all detergent is removed from the covers.
Cleaning your cushion covers in a machine is easy. Firstly, you need to look at the label to understand whether the particular cover is machine washable or not. All you need to do is put all the covers in your washing machine, choose gentle and cold wash, add some mild detergent, and press the wash button. Then, if you have different colored covers, do not put them in your washer together.
Spot cleaning is done when you have garden or patio cushion covers. You need to get rid of dirt and stain. However, before you start cleaning, keep a dry cloth and wet sponge handy. When the spill is fresh, take your vacuum cleaner fast to suck up the stain that has not firmly stuck. Next, use your iron in the steam mode and steam that stain. It helps in making the particles lose. Next, you need a wet sponge with a little water and mild soap or detergent to blot the cushion cover stain. Avoid rubbing it, just dab it so that the particles are dislodged.
Next, you will need to use a dry cloth or paper towel to press the cover stain so that you can eliminate the stained particles. In case, the stain does not go with water and detergent, use some heavy-duty stain remover.
These useful tips and tricks will help you keep your cushion covers clean so that you can use them for a long time. Hard stains will require removers; however, you can use a mild detergent if it is a light stain.