How to Clean Furniture

Looking to clean your furniture? Your home's furniture gets a lot of wear and tear from everyday use, and gets quite dirty in the process. Hometalk can help you clean your furniture yourself without needing to call in the professionals. Check out our projects, discussion boards, slideshows, and videos. Have a burning question? Ask it! Dive in!

Clean Furniture with Ease

Spot check

Before using a cleaner on your furniture, spot check on a small area to make sure it works properly.

Vacuum upholstered furniture

Vacuuming upholstered furniture is the easiest way to keep it clean. Be sure to get all the nooks and crannies as well as under the cushions.

Blot stains to prevent more damage

Instead of scrubbing or rubbing a stain, blot it to absorb as much liquid as possible before it soaks in.

Use a cloth to clean wood

Wood can scratch easily, which is why it's important when dusting to use a clean cloth on the surface.

Removing stains off wood

Create a solution using 1-2 tablespoons of mild soap mixed with a bucket of warm water to wipe down stained furniture.

Top Projects for Cleaning Furniture

Here are our top DIY furniture cleaning projects. Look around.

Furniture Cleaning Videos

Watch video tutorials on how to best clean your furniture. Take a look.

How to Clean a Microfiber Couch

A few months back, one of our good friends got new living room furniture and was selling their old couch and recliner for almost nothing. Usually I am weird about buying pieces like this because I know firsthand the nastiness that can be embedded in the fabric. But, it was such a good deal that I was going to try to clean it and if that did not work, then I would throw a slipcover over it and be done.

How To Deep Clean a Mattress

When was the last time you cleaned your mattress?My mattress was discolored from my dark sheets & a few spills so I decided it was time for a deep clean!

Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets the Easy Way!

A Hometalker recently told me that the best way to clean grimy cabinets is to put some dishwashing powder on a damp cloth and wipe off all the grime. In my house, we have a toddler and a preschooler (if you're wondering how this cabinet got so dirty, that's how!) so our cabinets get pretty grimy pretty fast. I tried out this cleaning tip and, I have to say, it was amazing! Isn't that magic? So, back to how it all started...

New Furniture Cleaning Projects

Browse our new furniture cleaning projects and make your furniture look like new.

Browse Furniture CleaningProjects

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How to Clean a Microfiber Couch
How to Remove a Water Stain From Wood
The Easy Way To Remove Paint From Glass Hardware
How to Remove Rust From Chrome Furniture
How To Deep Clean a Mattress
No Paint or Stain Cabinet Makeover
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Cleaning Your Leather Couch
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DIY Upholstery Cleaner
A Very Old English Settee Rescue
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How To Deep Clean Your Couch
Spring Cleaning a Slipcovered Ikea Sofa: Try This at Home!
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Repurposed Heavy Metal Drawers
Removing Water-rings From Wood With Mayo!
Dyeing Sofa Cover in a Front Loading Washing Machine
Great-Grandmothers Spinning Wheel
A Simple Way to Clean Hardware Before Painting
Remove Rust With Coke
Sofa Barber... at Your Service
How to Remove Stains and Rings From Wood
Remove Grease From Kitchen Cabinets
Refinishing Wood Furniture
Pallet LED Lamp
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