Is Velvet Easy to Clean?

If you own velvet furniture, you may be wondering whether or not it can be cleaned easily. While yes, the process does require special care.

First, begin by quickly mopping up any spills or marks with a soft, lint-free cloth. Next, mix up a cleaning solution by diluting some mild liquid detergent in water until suds form; dip a cloth into this suds-filled solution and dab away stain until stain is gone.


Velvet upholstery fabric tends to show more dust and dirt than other upholstery fabrics, necessitating regular vacuuming as part of its upkeep. Crusts also accumulate quickly on velvet sofas and chairs; therefore regular, targeted vacuuming helps avoid these problems, particularly with its crevice tool for reaching into corners and other hard-to-reach places.

Before washing velvet clothing or accessories, it’s essential to read the care label thoroughly and follow any recommended washing practices as some velvet fabrics can be delicate. In order to keep your velvet looking its best, follow these tips:

Before washing a velvet garment, cover its shoulders with an easily washable cotton fabric such as a sheet or pillowcase in order to prevent unwanted lint from collecting on its surface. By taking this precautionary measure you can save both time and money by forgoing cleaners visits.

If you are worried about washing velvet in the washing machine, try finding a special detergent designed to care for velvet items or make your own with one teaspoon of delicate care laundry detergent mixed in two cups of cold water. Soak a clean white cloth in the mixture, wringing out thoroughly, before gently dabbing (don’t rub) the stain until its gone.

Soap can also be an effective way to remove stains from velvet upholstery. Mix two drops of grease-fighting dish soap into two cups or so of lukewarm water and dip a lint-free cloth in this solution before applying directly on any stains; use gentle pressure when blotting; this method provides an alternative to harsh bleach, which could potentially harm velvet fabrics.

Try hanging your velvet clothing when not in use to avoid creating creases that may be difficult to undo later. If necessary, pad any folds with acid-free tissue paper in order to minimize damage.

As much as possible, velvet should be kept away from direct sunlight to avoid color fading and texture loss. Too much light may also damage its surface material.

Spot Cleaning

Velvet sofas make luxurious additions to any living room, yet require special care and maintenance to last over time. To protect your investment, treat stains or spills as soon as they occur and take preventive measures such as regular vacuuming and steam cleaning will help your velvet couch remain in great condition.

Food or liquid spills are among the most frequent stains on velvet, so if this should occur it’s essential that blotting rather than rubbing occurs to avoid embedding stains into fabric fibers and speed drying times. After blotting you can use mild detergents like dish detergent on an inconspicuous area before applying on larger areas. If results don’t meet expectations then consider professional cleaners instead as alternatives.

Another problem commonly seen with velvet fabric is crease marks, caused by weight or pressure compressing it and leading to white marks or unsightly creases on it. To minimize this possibility, we advise keeping velvet in an appropriate cover when not being used.

To prevent this, gently press on the affected area with a dampened cloth that does not contain soap to try and loosen any creases that have formed. If this doesn’t work, try brushing out your clothes brush or soft bristle vacuum attachment until all creases have been eliminated.

Fabric protector spray can also help solve this issue, by repelling liquids that might stain and dust stains off velvet fabric, making removal easier. Please check your velvet’s care tag first to determine its suitability for this product.

Velvet furniture is generally durable material that stands up well to regular wear and tear, with vacuuming and spot cleaning being effective methods of maintaining its condition. Covers should also be used to shield velvet from direct sunlight which could cause it to fade over time. By quickly responding to any stains or spills as soon as they occur, velvet furniture will stay looking its best for years.

Steam Cleaning

Steamer or clothing iron to clean velvet furniture will help remove dust that dulls its hue and loosen any dirt and debris trapped within its fabric. Doing this regularly – at least once weekly – should become part of your sofa maintenance regimen.

If a stain appears on your velvet sofa, it’s essential that it be addressed immediately. First step should be soaking up any liquid spills with paper towels or an absorbent cloth; this will prevent permanent stains. Next, create a cleaning solution by mixing one teaspoon of delicate care laundry detergent into two cups of water in a tub or sink; use this solution to dip a clean, white cloth into this mixture and wring it out well; dab at the soiled area until completely cleaned; be sure to remoisten this cloth frequently!

Once the spot is cleaned, it is crucial that velvet dry completely before brushing it to restore softness and appearance.

Velvet furniture can also become discolored after extended exposure to sunlight. To protect it from this possibility, try keeping it out of direct sunlight; alternatively use dark throws or cushions when not using your velvet furniture.

Though velvet may seem expensive and luxurious, its maintenance is actually much simpler than one might expect. Regular vacuuming, spot cleaning and dusting will keep it looking its best while prolonging its lifespan. If any stains appear or you require guidance when caring for velvet furniture it would be wise to contact a professional furniture cleaner immediately.


Like any upholstered furniture, velvet should be regularly vacuumed to prevent dust build-up which may cling to and weaken fabric fibers. Aim to vacuum every week either using a hand-held vacuum cleaner or brush extension on your full-size vacuum; using a lint-free cloth may help avoid adding additional contaminants into the fabric.

No matter how careful you are with velvet upholstery maintenance, spills and stains may still happen over time. When this occurs, the first step should be blotting with an absorbent cloth to lift away solids while simultaneously allowing liquid to quickly evaporate from your cloth fabric. Never rub affected areas to further intensify staining; doing so could permanently change its hue.

Create a solution of soap and water to use for spot cleaning, using two cups of water in a reusable spray bottle with some plant-based dish soap and two teaspoons of rubbing alcohol. Apply several sprays onto a lint-free cloth, dabbing gently against any problem areas to avoid damaging velvet fabric. When your stain has been fully removed, allow the area to dry completely before allowing any furniture back onto the market.

Velvet is an exquisite material, and can instantly bring any room alive with warmth and charm. However, without proper care it can quickly become damaged and lose its original radiance. However, cleaning velvet is simple; regular maintenance will ensure your pieces look fantastic for years.

If you need help caring for velvet items or require professional assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us! Our experienced professionals will help your velvet stay looking its absolute best for decades to come – plus, with such an array of fabrics to choose from, they may just find the ideal piece for your home!