Having a white couch is a great way to make a statement in your home. It is practical in that it can go with any interior design style and brings a certain touch of elegance to your room. Of course, if you have children or regular guests, you need to be prepared for the inevitable spills and the gradual buildup of dirt that will turn your gleaming white couch into an off-white, perhaps even beige hint of what it used to be.
However, whatever your reason for getting a white couch, you should note that it is possible to keep it clean, you just need to know the right techniques.
It is also a good idea to periodically invest with a professional leather sofa cleaning firm. A regular professional deep clean will really help your couch to stay looking fantastic.
When you purchase your white couch take a look at the cushions and covers. You may find that they are zippered in place. This is to facilitate cleaning. Simple unzip the covers and throw them in your washing machine with a little detergent and a little bit of bleach. This will restore the white glow while cleaning the couch and killing any unseen bacteria and bugs.
You can then air dry the covers before zipping them back onto your couch and smiling, confident that your couch is cleaner than your neighbors. After all, bleach kills bacteria and you know your couch is clean, while anything can be hiding in the surfaces of a dark-colored couch!
The Rest Of The Couch
Of course, the cushions are only part of the couch. You now need to deal with the rest of it. You will need to choose a detergent that is designed to work with white couches, specifically the same material you have.
It should then be possible to test the detergent on a small section of the couch, where any issues won’t be spotted. You should do this every time you clean it. It is best to use a damp cloth and wet the couch lightly before applying the detergent and then using a clean cloth to ensure the detergent has all been removed.
But, before you do this, you will find it beneficial to brush the couch with a stiff brush. This will loosen debris and dirt, allowing you to vacuum it off first. Of course, your brush and your vacuum must be spotless, otherwise, you risk adding to the dirt and debris on your couch!
Don’t forget to give your couch plenty of time to dry properly before being used. Sitting on a damp couch with a dusty bum is going to add dirt to it and make it harder to clean it properly
It is possible to keep your white couch clean and looking like new. But, it takes a little dedication because you will want to use the couch as well. There is no point in having a stunning couch and nowhere to sit!