How to Clean a Bar Stool?
Upholstered velvet and faux leather bar stools for the bar table or kitchen require thorough cleaning from time to time. Regardless of their high-quality material and construction, bar stools without routine maintenance will degrade over time.
If you want to add a couple of years to your bar stools’ lifespan, you need to become a bar stool cleaning expert!
How to Clean Upholstered Kitchen Bar Stools
An upholstered or fabric modern bar stool may not be the easiest to clean, especially if the stain sets in. However, it’s not impossible to clean if you do it right away. You’ll encounter three types of stains— dirt, oil and grease, and ink.
- For dirt, use warm water and a soft cloth with mild soap to clean the barstool.
- For oil and grease, use a soft sponge and mild soap combined with a little bit of muscle power to scrub in a circular motion to remove the stain from the barstool.
- For ink, use alcohol or hairspray to blot the stain, allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes, and then use a soft cloth to remove it from the barstool.
This last step applies to all three stains.
After successfully removing the stain from your barstool, use a stain guard. Stain guard reduces the chance of future stains. Ensure you get the right stain guard product, one made specifically for the type of fabric on your bar stool. Now, just return your bar stool to your kitchen island or bar counter.
What about the smell?
Baking soda will take care of that! Dampen the surface with a little bit of water and then sprinkle baking soda over it. Let the baking soda sit for 3 to 5 minutes and then wipe it off. We recommend doing a spot test before using baking soda, just to be on the safe side.
What if not a fabric but a faux leather barstool is your problem? Well, we have a solution for that too!
How to Clean Faux Leather Kitchen Bar Stools
What most people like about faux leather is that it’s an easy clean. You can use cleaning products made for removing stains exclusively from leather. Check the product to see if it cleans stains from light or dark coloured leather.
Ensure you buy the right one, as the wrong product can lighten or darken the leather of your modern bar stool. Once you have bought it, do a spot test. If you feel a homemade solution can resolve the issue, let’s take that route.
- Combine warm water with mild soap and use a non-abrasive cloth to remove the stain. Squeeze out the water and then clean the area.
- After you have gently cleaned the area, use a microfibre cloth to dry it.
- Next, use a dry paper towel to remove dust particles. This will also prevent the leather from cracking.
- Lastly, take a dry sponge, dab it in a small amount of baby oil, wipe the seat, and let it dry. Again, perform a spot test.
- Also, consider conditioning and polishing your faux leather barstool. Don’t use petroleum-based products for conditioning. Conditioning reintroduces moisture into the material. Although polishing isn’t necessary if you’re conditioning, if you want to, choose a transparent leather polisher to add lustre.
If the damage to your faux leather or upholstered bar stool is extensive, no homemade cleaning method will work. We recommend investing in a professional cleaning service or upgrading to a new barstool.
If you choose the last option, make us your first option to buy a modern bar stool for your bar table or kitchen counter!
We ship premium quality upholstered and faux leather kitchen bar stools all across Ireland. Our bar stools require minimal maintenance and will look exquisite paired with your kitchen or bar table.