6 Methods to Clean a Bean Bag Sofa

The bean bag sofa is the newcomer that is introduced to the bean bag market. Generally, traditional sofas are comfortable furniture. 

On the other hand, you know the comfort feeling of the bean bag. So, we do not need to talk about how much comfort the bean bag sofa is. 

The bean bag sofa has a similar shape to a traditional sofa, and they come in different sizes. For instance, there is a bean bag sofa for a single person, and some bean bag sofa has the space for a few people to sit comfortably. 

Similarly, after some periods we have to clean our bean bag sofa like a typical bean bag, if not it will lose its nice look. 

However, the bean bag does not have edges. But the bean bag sofa has edges and corners because it is the same as a traditional sofa. So, we have to give extra attention to these edges when we clean our bean bag sofa because these edges are good spots to collect dust. 

However, cleaning and keeping the good-looking bean bag sofa is straightforward. The only things you need are time and some great cleaning solutions. Here we go. 

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Weekly Cleaning Routine to Maintain Bean Bag Sofa

This method is not a deep clean method. You can follow the below steps once or twice a week to maintain the bean bag sofa. 

Step1: Vacuum the bean bag sofa to remove large waste particles.

You can use a full-sized vacuum cleaner with a dust buster or hose attachment. Also, you should vacuum not only the bean bag sofa but also the floor you place it. 

Step 2: Use a bristle brush to clean the spots with heavy dust or dirt

You can clean the edges of the bean bag sofa with the bristle brush. 

Here you can rub these spots but do not do it very hard. It will damage the fabric. 

Step 3: Remove hair, lint, and fur 

The average vacuum cleaner cannot remove the hair, lint, and fur. Especially if you have pets, you should use a lint roller when you clean your bean bag sofa. It helps to remove all things that a vacuum cleaner cannot remove. 

Deep Cleaning Methods for a Bean Bag Sofa

Clean Bean Bag Sofa Using Baking Soda

Now you know how to follow routine clean. But sometimes it is not enough, and you have to go deep clean the bean bag sofa. So, you have to follow few steps to deep clean your bean bag sofa. 

Step 1: Apply a layer of baking soda on the sofa and then wait for about 2- 30 minutes.

 If this is your first time, it is good to do a spot test.

The backing soda helps to loosen the dirt trapped in the bean bag sofa’s fabric. It also eliminates odors. 

Step 2: After the waiting time, you can remove baking soda by vacuuming.

Further, do not forget to use brush attachment because it helps to remove the baking soda thoroughly. 

Step 3: If there are stains, use vinegar to remove the stains

Check method 3 to know vinegar usage for stains removal. Further, if you need to know about how to remove stains from bean bags, click here. 

Step 4: Let the bean bag sofa air dry. 

Clean Bean Bag Sofa with Vinegar

White vinegar can treat stubborn stains. Also, this solution is safe for most fabric types. 

Step 1: Prepare a vinegar cleaning solution.

Mix a cup of white vinegar to one cup of warm water. Additionally, you can add one teaspoon of dish soap, but it is optional.  

Step 2: Do a spot test

Step 3: Apply a small amount of solution to the stain and gently blot it

But do not soak the bean bag sofa and also do not rub it. 

Step 4: Then remove the solution by clean the wet sponge and let the sofa air dry 


Steam Clean the Bean Bag Sofa with a Water-Based Detergent

If you wish to go with this method, you must be aware of bean bag sofa fabric and filler type. Because in this method, you have to use a steam vacuum. So, first, check the manufacturer’s permission. 

Step 1: Pre-condition the fabric of the bean bag sofa by pre-conditioner

Apply or spray the pre-conditioner all over the bean bag sofa you wish to clean. Also, do not forget to do the spot test before use it. 

Step 2: Make the cleaning solution with detergent. 

Take a bowl and add 3 ounces of water. Then mix 3 ounces of mild water-based detergent. 

Step 3: Prepare the steam vacuum. 

Pour the cleaning solution into the tank in the steam vacuum. Here there are different types of steam vacuums in the market. So, you should go with the given instructions properly. 

Step 4: Apply the cleaning solution to the fabric via steam vacuum 

If you can remove the outer cover of the bean bag sofa before steam cleaning, it is better. But if you cannot, do not worry. You can go through without removing the cover. 

Don’t forget to do the spot test. Also, when applying the cleaning solution, it is better to move the vacuum slowly. 

Step 5: Remove the excess detergent by steam vacuum 

Steam vacuum help to suck up the excess solution. 

Step 6: If necessary, repeat the process 

If spots need extra cleaning solution, you can repeat. But make sure to avoid over-applying cleaning solutions. 

Step 7: Allow bean bag sofa to air dry. 

Steam Clean the Bean Bag Sofa without Detergent

You can steam clean your bean bag sofa without using any cleaning solutions. But remember to check manufacturer guidelines first. If they allow the steam method try the below steps.  

Step 1: Remove the outer cover of the bean bag sofa

Before steam cleaning, if you can remove the outer cover of the bean bag sofa, it is good.

Step 2: Steam one side of the bean bag sofa

Step 3: After finishing one side, allow it to dry before turn the cover to another side

This step helps to prevent smelling damp. 

Step 4: Air dry bean bag sofa

You can speed up the drying process by placing a fan. 

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Cleaning a Leather Bean Bag Sofa

If you have a leather bean bag sofa, you can follow this method to maintain its good looking.

Step 1: Select a better cleaning solution for leather 

There are leather cleaners in the market. But if you do not want to spend more money, you can make a better cleaning solution by mixing equal parts of vinegar and water. 

Step 2: Apply the leather cleaner to the bean bag sofa

Here you have two options. One is you can apply cleaner directly to the couch. Another one is you can apply cleaner to rag and apply the cleaner via it. 

Step 3: Wipe the rag over the bean bag sofa. 

The rag must be wet but do not soak wet. If you apply cleaner directly, you can use a dry rag to spread the solution on the sofa. 

Step 4: Condition the sofa overnight 

There are leather conditioners in the market. But you can make a conditioner by mixing one part white vinegar and two parts flax or linseed oil. Then apply it and rub the sofa using another clean rag.

Click here to see linseed oil on Amazon.

After that, give about 8 hours to conditioning the bean bag sofa. 

Step 5: Buff the sofa

After the given time or overnight, use a clean rag and rub the sofa. 

Dry Clean the Bean Bag Sofa

This method is also one of the easiest methods. So, you can try it. 

Step 1: Buy a suitable dry-cleaning solvent. 

Step 2: Open up all windows and doors because these solvents have an intense odor. 

Step 3: Take a clean rap and apply a dry cleaner 

Step 4: Do the spot test 

Step 5: Press the rag onto the spots that have stains

However, you do not want to rub the stains. 

Step 6: Use a damp clean rag and blot up the dry cleaner

Do not allow to leave dry cleaner much time because it can be discolored your fabric. 

Final Words

Here you have many straightforward methods to clean your bean bag sofa and give it a brand-new look. However, when you select the way, you will highly consider your fabric type and filler type. Also, do not forget to do a spot test. 

Now enjoy life without worrying about dust, dirt, and stains. 

Sarah Williams

I’m Sarah Williams. A true fan of Bean Bag Chairs. The story of Bean Bags Expert goes to beginning of 2016. At the mid of 2016, I have planned the web site and bought this domain. Slowly this grew up like a little kid.

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