Home Cleaning Tips & Tricks: How to Clean Black Furniture?

by Stephanie - February 13, 2020

Everyone likes black furniture. It looks classy, it goes well with everything, and it comes in a huge variety of different models. This makes it easy to find all-black furniture that’s both practical and beautiful.

Unfortunately, black furniture has a major drawback; namely, the fact that even the slightest stain or bit of dust really shows up on it. Needless to say, this can make it difficult to keep black furniture spotless, and may even cause your black furniture to take on a drab gray hue.

Luckily for you, professional cleaners have the tools and the know-how necessary to keep your black furniture truly spotless. But before you start googling “house cleaning near me, help now”, read on to get a few tried-and-true tips on how to keep your black furniture pristine.

How do you keep black furniture clean?

Cleaning black furniture without damaging the fabric or causing the blacks to become washed out is no simple task. Other types of cleaning (such as degreasing a stove or cleaning a toilet bowl) are more or less universal, but with black furniture you have to plan ahead.

As with rugs and carpets cleaning, which type of fabric or leather your furniture is made of will determine which cleaning products you should get and how you will use them.

Standard fabric furniture

Pour 3 gallons of water into a bucket and add a tablespoon of vinegar. Dip a cloth in this mixture and thoroughly wring it out. Gently wipe down your black furniture with the damp cloth. After you’re done wiping down a piece, grab a clean, soft cotton cloth and use it to dry the piece out. Polish the furniture with a soft lamb’s wool to give the cleaned and dried furniture a shiny finish.

Black suede furniture

For suede (and suede ONLY) use a dry, clean boar-hair or horsehair brush. Brush dirt off into a dustpan, and finish it off by vacuuming it with a clean and dry furniture or brush attachment. If this fails to get the dirt out, have the piece cleaned by a pro. Using cleaning mixtures or getting suede wet will damage it, so avoid doing that.

Leather furniture

Use leather wipes to wipe down your furniture. If your black leather furniture has a finish (this gives the furniture its shiny look), your best choice is to buy specialty leather care towels at an automotive store and use them to wipe down the leather.

How do you keep black furniture from getting dusty?

Preventing the dust and dirt from getting into your Brookhaven home is always better than cleaning it after it has already built up. By taking a more proactive stance, you’ll be able to greatly decrease the amount of furniture cleaning you’ll have to do in the future.

You can minimize the amount of dust in your home by:

  • Having an air-purifier in each room,
  • Laundering all washable fabrics, including bedding and curtains,
  • Beating the dust out of blankets and pillows,
  • Washing down the baseboards, ceilings, and walls,
  • Using doormats to keep pollen and dirt out of your house,
  • Dusting the black furniture once or twice a week,
  • Using a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter system,
  • Vacuuming on a weekly basis, or even twice a week.

Where can I book a top-notch house cleaning near me in Brookhaven?

So what if you don’t have the time to do all of the above, or you’d rather just have the experts do it while you relax after work at the Murphey Candler Park? Here at The Moxie Maids, we say: no problem!

All maids we work are seasoned experts who know how to deal with every cleaning challenge imaginable. They’ll make your black furniture shine and make the rest of your home 100% dirt-free. Book a cleaning today!