Being a lover can be an amazing experience, but it comes with consequences. Pets are usually trained to pee outside, but once in a while they do things that are hard to clean up. If not pets, you might have kids in your house who love to sleep in your recliner.
Whatever the case may be, cleaning a recliner that has been peed on can be a daunting task. It can be difficult to remove the odor and stains, and it’s important to use the correct cleaning techniques to ensure that the upholstery is not damaged.
This blog post from Top Recliner will provide step-by-step instructions on how to clean a recliner that has been peed on, from vacuuming to air drying. With these simple tips, you’ll be able to get your recliner looking and smelling fresh and clean again!
Vacuum the recliner to remove any dirt or debris
To vacuum the recliner, start by using the crevice tool attachment to get into hard to reach areas and remove any dirt or debris. Next, use the upholstery cleaner (comes with your vacuum cleaner) to thoroughly vacuum all of the fabric on the recliner. Pay special attention to any creases or folds. Finally, use the vacuum cleaner’s brush to clean any hard surfaces, such as the armrests and footrest.
Also, vacuum up any pet hair or dust that may have accumulated on the recliner. Vacuuming regularly will help keep the recliner looking clean and in good condition.
Mix a solution of 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 1/4 cup of liquid detergent in a gallon of warm water
To make a cleaning solution, mix together 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 1/4 cup of liquid detergent in a gallon of warm water. The vinegar will help to disinfect and remove any odors, while the liquid detergent will help to remove any dirt and grime.
This solution is safe to use on most types of upholstery and will help to restore the recliner to its original cleanliness. Mix the solution thoroughly before using it, as the vinegar and detergent need to be mixed together completely for good results.
Dip a clean cloth into the solution and wring it out
Once the cleaning solution is mixed, dip a clean cloth into the solution and wring it out. Make sure not to soak the cloth, as it needs to be damp but not wet. Wringing out the cloth will help to ensure that the solution is not too strong or overly wet.
Gently wipe down the recliner with the cloth, and rub it on the place that was peed on. Take care not to scrub too hard, as this could damage the foam in the recliner.
Wipe down the recliner with the cloth, making sure to get into all of the crevices
Once the cloth is damp, wipe down the recliner with the cloth, making sure to get into all of the crevices. Pay special attention to any areas that may have been peed on, as these will require extra attention.
Use circular motions to work the cleaning solution into the fabric, and use a light touch. Once the recliner has been wiped down, allow it to air dry.
Allow the recliner to air dry
Once the recliner is wiped down, allow it to air dry. Do not use a hairdryer or any other form of heat to try and speed up the drying process, as this could damage the recliner. Allow the recliner to air dry completely before using it again. If the weather is warm, you can open all of the windows and doors to allow the air to circulate, which will help the recliner to dry faster.
Vacuum the recliner once again to remove any residue
Once the recliner is fully dry, vacuum it one last time to remove any remaining dirt or debris. Use the crevice tool attachment to get into hard to reach areas and remove any dirt. Vacuuming again will remove the debris from the cloth as well. This step isn’t necessary but I recommend you do it. What’s wrong with cleaning your favorite piece of furniture again?
What to do if all fails?
If this doesn’t work for you, I’d recommend you remove the cloth on your recliner’s seating, and take it to a professional cleaner. A professional cleaner will clean the fabric for you. The only problem with this is that you’ll have to get a new foam made for your recliner because washed foam becomes uncomfortable.
Cleaning a recliner that has been peed on can be a challenging task, but with the right cleaning techniques and supplies, it is entirely possible. Start by vacuuming the recliner to remove any dirt and debris, then mix a cleaning solution of vinegar and detergent. Wipe down the recliner with a damp cloth, and allow it to air dry. Finally, vacuum the recliner once again to remove any remaining residue.
With these simple steps, you can easily get your recliner looking and smelling like new again!
If you’re done with the cleaning part, you might want to check out the best lubricants for a recliner.