Bedroom Headboard Maintenance | Complete Home Guide

Headboard is such an important addition to your bedding which can enhance both the comfort and beauty of your beloved bedroom. You can find tons of headboards that are made of various materials and designed in various styles.

Bedroom Headboard Maintenance

Just like the other bedroom parts, you also need to maintain your headboard to keep it look and feel admirable. The stains from your own scalp oil, cosmetics, and other causes can ruin your headboard overtimes.

However, you need to be careful to maintain your gorgeous headboard due to the different fabrics that they use. Keep in mind that each fabric type needs a different treatment to avoid any damage.

Check out our complete guide on Bedroom Headboard Maintenance that you can refer to.

Bedroom Headboard Maintenance

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How to clean upholstered fabric headboard

Prepare these supplies:

  • Baking soda
  • Detergent
  • Water
  • Fabric cleaner spray
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Soft microfiber cloth
  • Bucket

Follow these steps:

  1. Remove the dust and dirt from your fabric headboard by using a vacuum cleaner.
  2. Make soapy water by mixing a small amount of mild detergent and warm water.
  3. Dip a soft microfiber cloth into the DIY cleaning solution and apply the areas of the headboard with light stains.
  4. To clean difficult stains, you might want to use the fabric cleaner by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Typically, you will need to apply the cleaner to the affected areas and leave it for a few hours. You might want to test the cleaner on the hidden areas of the headboard to see whether it’s harmful to the fabric or not.
  5. Once you are sure that the stains are completely removed, let the headboard dry and vacuum again to finish the process.

How to Clean Scalp Oil

Just like the pillows, your headboard also gets in direct contact with your head directly which makes it prone to get stains from scalp oil. You can’t let it stay there for a long time until the build-up is formed.

  1. Sprinkle the baking soda on the affected area and let it sit for a few hours. The baking soda will absorb the oil naturally.
  2. Vacuum the baking soda that has worked absorbing the oil around. Make sure that no baking powder is left.
  3. Mix detergent and water then soak the sponge in the mixture. Apply it to the fabric and use a dry microfiber cloth to blot it up.
  4. Soak another sponge in the clean water and clean the soapy residue. Dry it up again with a clean cloth.

If you don’t have baking soda in hand, there’s an alternative way to handle the scalp oil as follows:

  1. Pour some baby powder onto the affected area and let it sit for an hour. Baby powder can also work to absorb scalp oil.
  2. Remove the powder by using a light brush.
  3. Dampened a microfiber with a mixture of mild detergent and clean water and apply it to the affected area. Let it dry completely.
  4. Vacuum the residue of the baby powder thoroughly.

How to maintain an upholstered fabric headboard

Regular care is definitely necessary to keep your gorgeous headboard clean all the time. Follow the care guide below to maintain your headboard on a regular basis:

  • Remove the loose dust and dirt on your headboard by using a vacuum cleaner every week. Make sure that you don’t see any remaining dirt left on the surface.
  • To keep your bedroom headboard smelling good, apply a scented fabric spray on a weekly basis.
  • Apply the steps of deep cleaning above at least once a month to prevent the stains from scalp oil ruins your upholstered headboard.

How to clean a velvet headboard

As you may have been aware, velvet is a very sensitive kind of fabric which makes it need particular treatment. You might ruin the surface of the fabric if you don’t treat it right. Here’s what you can do:

Prepare these supplies

  • Paper towel or dry cloth
  • Mild detergent or the mixture of lemon juice and baking soda)
  • Hairdryer (optional)

Follow these steps:

  1. Soak up the liquid stain of your velvet headboard if it’s still a new one by using a dry cloth or paper towel. Make sure you soak it up as much as possible.
  2. Mix mild detergent and water or lemon juice and baking soda to blot the headboard gently. Avoid scrubbing the surface of your velvet headboard.
  3. Dry it up by using a clean microfiber cloth and use a hairdryer if you want to speed up the process.

How to clean a suede headboard

Just like velvet, suede also requires a very careful treatment to avoid any damage. Here’s what you can do if you find your suede headboard looks dirty:

  1. Suede attracts dust and hair, so you might really need to clean it up regularly. Use a light brush and vacuum cleaner to start removing the dirt.
  2. Make a cleaning solution by mixing mild detergent and water. Dip a microfiber cloth into the mixture and apply it to the affected area.
  3. Just like treating velvet, you should never scrub a suede headboard.
  4. Dry up the headboard carefully by using a clean microfiber cloth.

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Check the Label

Since fabric can be quite complicated to maintain, you might also want to check how you should properly clean it that you can find on the label.

  • S Labelled Fabric – You cannot use water to clean this type of fabric since the ‘S’ means solvent. It would be a wise idea to ask a professional dry cleaning service to handle this fabric.
  • W Labelled Fabric – ‘W’ on this label stands for water which means you can easily clean it all by yourself.
  • W/S Labelled Fabric – It means you can combine water and solvent-based cleaners.
  • X Labelled Fabric – Vacuum cleaner and a soft brush are only allowed to clean this kind of fabric. Water and solvent-based cleaner are not suitable as they may cause damage.

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