Furniture Spring Cleaning Tips: How To Clean Laminate, Leather & Vinyl
By Rachel Howe
on Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Now that spring is rolling around, it's a good time to give your office furniture a little spring cleaning. Below we've highlighted a few ways you can do that with some of the most popular furniture materials - laminate, leather and vinyl.
Cleaning Laminate Furniture
If you're wondering how to clean laminate furniture, below we've listed three steps to help keep your laminate furniture top-notch and ready for spring:
- - Dust - Use an oil-free furniture spray or a clean damp cloth.
- - Hand wash - Using some basic soap and warm water can get your furniture clean. You'll also want to make sure you dry with paper towel or cloth to avoid soap residue.
- - Remove stains - Get rid of pesky stains by using a simple home remedy of hot water and baking soda. Mix it into a paste and gently rub with a toothbrush until the stain is removed. Don't forget to rinse!
Cleaning Leather Furniture
Leather furniture wears down its shine after a while. A great way to bring some life back into your leather furniture is to clean your leather furniture with some home remedies and elbow grease.
Below are four ways you can clean your leather furniture:
- - Leather cleaner - Using leather cleaner is pretty straightforward. All you need is a little cleaner and a cloth to get the job done.
- - Vinegar & linseed oil -Mixing one part vinegar and two parts linseed oil and applying with a cloth will give you a great home remedy to clean your leather furniture.
- - Rubbing alcohol & water - Mixing one part alcohol and one part water and rubbing in with a cloth will give you another reliable way to clean your leather furniture. Make sure if you use this option to consider using a leather conditioner afterwards, as it can dry out your leather a bit.
- - Cuticle remover - One way to remove pen marks and stains from your leather furniture is to try with cuticle remover. Simply dab the cuticle remover on the stain and rub away with a cloth. Repeat as needed.
Cleaning Vinyl Furniture
Similar to cleaning leather furniture, the steps to clean vinyl furniture are roughly the same.
- - Baking soda & water - Sprinkle baking soda on a damp cloth and rub into furniture. Use a damp cloth to rinse. If you need to remove a stain, try the method listed above for laminate furniture and mix the baking soda and water into a paste and scrub with a brush and rinse.
- - Vinegar, warm water & Murphy Oil Soap - Use a half a cup of warm water, a half a cup of vinegar, and two teaspoons of Murphy Oil Soap and wipe with a damp cloth.
That wraps up our spring cleaning tips for your furniture! If you have any questions on any of the cleaning methods above, leave a comment below or feel free to give us a call at 1-800-933-0053.
About the Author:
Rachel is the SEO & Social Media Specialist for OfficeFurniture.com and OfficeChairs.com. When not working you can find her hanging out with her energetic Corgi, Gambit.
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