Areas of Concern When Cleaning Upholstery
As someone who used to clean upholstery for a living, let me offer some advice. If you decide to clean your recliner yourself, first keep in mind that you do not want to get the fabric too wet. Although it may seem that more water will allow you to remove more stains, the moisture is in fact your fabric's worst enemy.
Try to presoak the stains with a fabric cleaner (as mild as possible) before actually putting any water on the fabric. Then, when extracting the water, be sure to get as much out of the chair as possible. Also, avoid getting any metal portion of the chair (including pillow zippers) wet, as they will rust. The other most important thing to consider is what kind of fabric your chair is made of.
Synthetic fibers (polyester, etc) are fairly easy to clean without ruining the color or the fabric. If, however, your cushions use more than 50% cotton or especially if they use a fabric called Haitian cotton, I would bite the bullet and have them professionally cleaned (these fabrics require special chemicals to clean and are just too easy to ruin if you don't know what you're doing).
Finally, avoid using vinegar or anything acidic as these will definitely damage the fiber (always test any cleaner on a non-visible area of the chair before starting). More information & to set an appointment call Choice Care Carpet Care @ 912-354-3067. Savannah Ga.