Getting your couch cleaned by upholstery cleaners is sometimes necessary. However, before you call in the big-gun professionals for cleaning or reupholstery Singapore, there are actually a few things you could do to clean your own couch!

Before using any kind of cleaning solution (even those deemed as safe), it is best to test it on a small area of your couch before proceeding.

Here are some of the favored DIY home cleaning methods:


Vacuum cleaners that come with upholstery attachments makes cleaning a breeze. First, remove all your cushions. Then, clean every corner of your couch thoroughly with the vacuum. Since contaminants are likely to accumulate, it’s important to clean it out often. Don’t fret if you don’t have a vacuum with an upholstery attachment! Small hand-held vacuums will do the job too.

Lint Roller

Lint rollers are best if your couch is made from fabric that attracts lint, hair or dust. Not to mention, lint rollers can handle the lightest to the heaviest amount of de-linting.

Cleaning Codes

Did you know that all couches come with secret codes on its tag? This tag tells owners the best method of cleaning the couch.

W — Use a water-based detergent.

S — Either dry clean the couch or use a water-free detergent.

WS — Either dry clean the couch or use a water-based cleaner.

O —  The couch is made from organic and/or natural fibers and should be washed in cold water.

X — Contact a professional upholstery cleaner to clean the couch.

It is important to keep these rules in mind when searching for a good cleaning agent.

Leather Soap + Conditioner

If you have a leather couch, it is best to use leather soap and conditioner to clean your couch.

Treat Stains Naturally

Laundry soaps and stain treaters are tethered with toxic chemicals. This doesn’t have to be a worry as there are many natural options one may choose from. In addition to doing the job, they are free from toxins as well. However, it would be useful to have some knowledge in chemistry, so you may know which natural cleaner works for your stain.

Homemade Laundry Soap

The idea of making your own laundry soap may sound unappealing, but it is actually extremely cost effective, and costs only pennies to make!