Can I Clean Velvet Chairs?

Can I Clean Velvet Chairs?

Janel Laban
Jul 23, 2009

Q: I recently got these velvet chairs for a song thinking I would clean them or reupholster them. Having called the furniture cleaners in my town, I'm now hearing that cleaning is not possible because all the processes involve steam or water. They came from an estate where there were oil lamps (you can see the rings in the second picture) and have orangish stains in the fabric...

...Does anyone have any tips on cleaning velvet upholstery, and if not, ideas on a new fabric? I'd like to stick with velvet.

Posted by - Katie

Editor - Please share any advice and ideas on having velvet upholstery cleaned with Katie in the comments below...thanks!

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