Chenille upholstered cushions have yarn spun from cotton, rayon, wool, silk or a mixture of these. Because of the variations in fiber content, several types of chenille require distinct cleaning procedures. Although durable, this material will shrink; for at-home cleaning, stick to routine vacuuming and spot treatments, and also abandon the cushion handles on instead of removing them and washing by hand. To get a thorough all-over cleaning, hire a professional upholstery cleaner every couple of decades.

Brush the chenille upholstery with a very soft upholstery brush or infant hairbrush to loosen dirt and dirt. Brush gently back and forth together with the nap; on bench cushions, the nap runs from back to front, and also on back cushions, it runs from the top down.

Safe an upholstery attachment to your vacuum and remove dirt and debris from the cushion.

Remove stains from chenille upholstery marked with a “W” on the label with mild, dye-free liquid soap or laundry detergent intended for delicate fabrics. Fill a bowl with cool water and then add a few drops of soap or soap — just enough to form tiny bubbles. Dip a clean, white rag at the polyurethane and dab marks and stains until they lift. Don’t scrub aggressively or across the nap, and don’t over-wet the rag. Rinse the soap away using a clean, white rag dipped in clean water.

Treat spots or discoloration on chenille fabric using solvent-based cleaner when the label comes with an “S.” Dry-cleaning goods, available in the laundry aisle, or plain vodka work well. Lightly wet a clean, white rag using the solvent and dab any marks. Don’t rub the cloth.

Wash chenille upholstery marked using a “SW” on the label using either method. Because chenille is more prone to shrinking, start having a solvent-based cleaner to avoid extra moisture.

Dry all of chenille upholstery as quickly as possible following cleaning. A hairdryer set on low or a box fan pointed at the furniture works well.

Avoid solvent- and also carpet cleansers once the chenille cushion’s label includes an “X.” If dirt and stains don’t lift with mild scrubbing and gentle brushing, take the upholstery to your dry cleaner or a specialist in cleaning upholstery upholstery.