Most furniture upholstered in fabric can be shampooed safely at home; the exception to this is fabric marked "Dry-clean only."

  • Spot-clean this kind of fabric with a solvent. 
  • Shake off any excess water. 
  • Rinse the upholstery by gently rubbing the fabric with a moist, clean cloth; rince the cloth as necessary. 

With difficult stains and expensive fabrics, it is recommended that you have a professional do the cleaning.