It’s not a secret that you must clean your upholstery a few times a year – so it can look brand new and never get worn out. If you don’t vacuum it on regular basis and you don’t deep clean it every few months, over time, it will completely lose its appeal and will start to smell bad, get covered in dirty patches, dust, etc.

It is recommended that you vacuum your upholstered furniture at least once a week and that you book a cleaning company to properly deep clean the upholstery once every six months. But between visits from the experts, you might still want to perform a deeper cleaning on your own – especially if you have pets.

Today, our team is going to tell you all about their 4 favourite upholstery cleaners in 2023 that they recommend you use in between our visits.


The 4 Best Upholstery Cleaners In 2023 According To Experts

– WOOLITE INSTAclean Permanent Stain and Odor Remover

When you think of the best stain remover for upholstery, you think of the WOOLITE INSTAclean Permanent Stain and Odor Remover. It really is incredible and lifts off the stains without you doing much work. Forget about the scrubbing and wiping – the formula of this product is created so that it penetrates and loosens up the impurities and stains on its own. Just apply it on the surface, let it work its magic for a minute or so, and then blot.

The ingredients include hydrogen peroxide which is just as strong as bleach yet won’t damage the surface so it will remove any stubborn stains such as tomato sauce, red wine, and coffee stains.

This product is not suitable for velvet, vinyl, leather, or silk. We also recommend you test it in a hidden spot – like the back of the upholstery, just to see if any issues occur. The formula is indeed colour-safe but we still think it’s best to check.


– BISSELL Professional Stain & Odor Stain Remover

If you have a pet – the product you should use is the BISSELL Professional Stain & Odor Stain Remover. It’s specifically created to lift pet stains due to the enzymes in the formula that will both loosen up the mess and get rid of bad odour.

Using this product is very easy, however, it will take some time so we recommend you use it before going to bed so you allow it to lift the stain. Apply it to the affected area, put a damp cloth on top, and let it sit for at least 12 hours. Depending on how bad the stain is, you might even want to leave it for longer so it can remove the smell.

It’s also great for food stains and it can be applied on both upholstery and carpets.


– CAPTURE Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner

Some people have upholstery made from velvet and silk – and these fabrics are very delicate and must be cleaned with special products to avoid damage. This is why we recommend using the CAPTURE Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner so you don’t have to use water to rinse the product and won’t be dealing with water stains.

If your upholstery has a code S then this means they should only be dry cleaned.

Sprinkle the product all over the upholstery and let it sit for an hour or so. The powder will absorb the dirt and any stains. And then just vacuum it up.

Now, this product is gentle and is suitable for delicate fabrics so it’s not as powerful as the other ones on our list. This is why it might not remove old stains that have already set in. In those cases, it’s best to call professionals.


– METHOD Stain and Odor Treatment Spray

If you are looking for a natural product that has a plant-based formula, we recommend the METHOD Stain and Odor Treatment Spray. The ingredients are safe for all of you that have allergies.

Using the product is easy – spray it on the upholstery, let it sit for minutes, and then blot it/

Even though the cleaner is gentle and plant-based, it’s still powerful enough to properly deep clean your upholstered furniture and even remove stains which is why we love it so much.