How to Clean a Chaise Cushion

Although chaise cushion materials vary by design and the terms under which the chaise is going to be used — indoor or outdoor — simple cleaning options keep the cushion looking its best without requiring harsh substances that may damage or stain the cloth. Just like with any furniture or fabrics, a spill is best managed immediately before the spot becomes a stain. A routine, gentle cleaning keeps the cushion in tip-top shape.

A Light Contact

A light dusting on a regular basis retains the cushions out of requiring a deep cleansing treatment. An outdoor chaise cushion left uncleaned for weeks contributes to dirt, pollution and airborne debris building up and baking to the cloth, making the cleanup task considerably more challenging. Dust a indoor or outdoor chaise cushion with a feather duster, or use a vacuum cleaner using an upholstery brush attachment for more thorough dust removal. Dust or vacuum the whole chaise whilst dealing with the cushion to keep the whole piece clean.

Spot-Cleaning Solutions

Spots and spills occur from time, no matter how cautious you’re. If a liquid spills on the cushion, blot as much of it away as possible using folded paper towels or an absorbent towel. Follow up by pressing a damp cloth or sponge over the region. Treat a pet stain with a solution of 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts ; squirt the affected region with the mix, or put some onto a cloth and dab on the spot. Vinegar deodorizes and cleans the spot. Sprinkle baking soda over the region after for additional odor removal.

Thorough Cleaning

Over time, a sleeper pillow may require a more thorough cleaning, particularly if used outside. To wash an outdoor chaise cushion, then dip a soft cloth or soft-bristled brush into a mild soapy water solution, then wash or gently scrub the whole cushion surface, 1 place at a time. Wipe down the soaped regions with a clean, lightly damp cloth, then allow them to air dry thoroughly. A indoor chaise cushion most likely doesn’t ask for an all-over treatment and should not be saturated with water, particularly if it’s covered with an absorbent cloth.

Mildew Maintenance

A cushion stored in a dark, humid environment without sufficient air flow may develop a musty odor, reminiscent of mold or mildew. Clean mildew or mold stains with a toothbrush dipped to a 50-50 mix of bleach and water, testing an inconspicuous area of the cushion first to avoid bleaching the cloth. Vinegar may be used instead of bleach. Air the cushion — or the whole chaise, if the cushion is affixed to the bit — outside all day on a dry, sunny day. If taking it outside isn’t possible, place the pillow in an well-ventilated, dry room using a fan to help dry it and air it out.

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