Earlier this week, we were in Lechlade conducting a full deep clean of multiple velvet items in a classic Cotswold cottage. Conducting an eco-friendly clean of true cotton velvet can present multiple challenges to an upholstery cleaning technician, not least the danger of damaging the delicate pile.

In the short timelapse video below, our technician Pete is demonstrating the basic velvet cleaning method. Using a completely eco-friendly solution, he is able to conduct a full rinse extraction clean of this Ottoman without damaging the pile of the delicate fabric-

Careful pre-testing and post-clean re-grooming of the upholstery pile or nap are vital to ensure a thorough and safe job are completed to our customer’s satisfaction here.

The images below are a combination of “Before & After” photos, which give you a good idea of the effectiveness of the method.

The yellow sofa is a favourite of the resident dogs and, as you can see, we managed to lift the majority of embedded oil that had transferred into the cotton…

In addition to the velvet items, we were also asked to clean a cotton Edwardian style sofa.

Here too we conducted the full professional method:

  • Pre-test
  • Careful vacumming of fabric
  • Attend to stains
  • Apply eco-sanitising pre-spray
  • Careful agitation
  • Traditional rinse extraction

The image here is taken during the final extraction process to demonstrate the difference we made-

If you have an enquiry relating to velvet upholstery cleaning or any of our specialist cleaning services, please feel free to get in touch.

Thank you for reading.