How to Guide: How Do I Clean my Fabric Bar Stools?

How to Guide: How Do I Clean my Fabric Bar Stools?

Cleaning upholstered bar stools

So, you've decided it's time to clean your fabric bar stools? Well, look no further. As the 3rd result on Google for bar stools, we know that our responsibility ranks pretty high. We offer an amazing, wide range of bar stools with varying styles and textures but we know that our task doesn't end there. We also like to help our customers take care of their purchases long after they've received them! This is why this blog post exists right now: to guide YOU. Yes, you! So, without further ado, let's crack on with the show.

What you'll need

  • clean and soft cloth
  • soft bristle brush
  • bucket of warm water
  • soap/detergent (make sure it's not harsh)
  • rubbing alcohol
  • baking soda

How to clean fabric bar stools: step by step

Follow this simple guide and you'll have good-as-new bar stools in no time!

1. Check out the stains

Don't just go head-first into cleaning the bar stool. You need to identify what the stains that you're working with are. If you're just giving the stool a general clean then this won't be a problem. However, if there are specific stains then they may have to be dealt with on an individual basis. Dirt comes off with just warm water and a cloth, so this is the easiest stain to get rid of! Use the bucket of warm water mixed with a bit of soap and use the soft cloth to rub gently where the dirt is. It should come off instantly but if not, leave it to soak for a while or try to identify what else the stain could be.

2. Get rid of nasty smells

Noticing strange odours coming from your fabric bar stools? Never fear. These can be removed with the baking soda we mentioned earlier! Make the surface of the stool a little damp using a wet cloth then sprinkle the baking soda over the damp surface. Let it sit for 3-4 minutes then wipe it clean! If the smell doesn't disappear it may be a mould or mildew problem. Bleach can help with this but BEWARE! It can stain fabrics. Make sure you always conduct a spot test before using harsh products like bleach on your bar stools.

3. Dealing with tougher stains

If the stains are a little tougher than dirt, here are the steps you need to take. For oil stains, here is what you should do. Use the soft bristle brush and some detergent. Scrubbing gently in a circular motion, you should see the stain begin to lighten. Unfortunately, if the stain has settled into the fabric for too long, it may not come out with this cleaning method. The best option now is to replace the fabric. For ink stains, here is what you need to do! Use the hairspray to spray over the stain. Let it sit for a while then try to rub it out with a towel. Use rubbing alcohol in the same way if this step doesn't work.

4. Maintaining your stools

Make sure you apply a stain guard to the fabric bar stools to keep stains at bay in the future! There are also many other ways to look after your bar stools so check out a previous blog we wrote here.