Upholstery Cleaning in Cairns

“Upholstery is not carpet ” !!!


We all love our pets & we understand that your pets are part of your

family, just like your children, & that there are bound to be “accidents”.

We can help solve these problems for you.

If you find that “strange odour” or a stain that was not there before,

call Shorty to arrange a free, no obligation inspection & remedy for your furniture.


Not all upholstery requires a “deep” cleaning.

The material is a lot finer and thinner than what carpet is,

so it does not need to be saturated with cleaning solutions.

Doing so can wet the filling material and encourage

mould and other bacteria growth in our tropical environment.

Upholstery material needs to be treated more gentle than carpet.

Not all fabrics can be “steam” cleaned.

Cleaning furniture is not as simple as cleaning carpet.

This is why there are more carpet cleaners than specialist upholstery cleaners.

There are special techniques and concerns that the technician needs to be aware of.

There is a lot more surface area with crevices, corners, edges, skirts,

flounces and separate cushions that all need that extra care.

It is a well known fact that a lot of carpet cleaners will not clean upholstery fabrics,

especially exotic cottons, silks, velvet’s and even micro fibres.

To both Delia & myself, upholstery cleaning is a passion.

White cottons can be very problematical if not cared for and cleaned with the proper methods & solutions.

Cotton, as many know, comes from a plant which is a natural fibre.

When this gets wet with water, it can turn brown due to the cellulose content in the fibres.

We call the reaction, “Cellulosic Browning”.

If not treated correctly, it can cause further staining & problems.

Here’s an example of a cushion that we recently restored, much to the delight of the owners.

It can take as long to clean a sofa properly as it takes

to clean two or more rooms of carpet.

We do not rush our work, we do it properly to ensure that you will be happy.

YES, we are not as cheap as the cheap operators,

BUT we guarantee our work as we have done for decades.


If you have any concerns or questions,

Shorty is still only a phone call away on

0497 444 590