Upholstery Cleaner

Clean upholsteries on new furniture preparatory to storage or shipping.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $29,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Upholstery Cleaners do?

Cleans upholstery on new furniture preparatory to storage or shipping: Inspects spots to ascertain composition, selects solvent, and applies it to spot with cloth or brush. Cleans dust, lint, and cloth scraps from fabric, using airhose or vacuum cleaner. Applies steam to upholstery from steam hose to raise nap, brighten color, and tighten fabric. May smooth upholstery into folds or push padding to corners of cushions and backs with pick. May rub exposed wooden parts with furniture polish. When applying steam to cleaned upholstery, may be designated Steam Cleaner.


Should I be an Upholstery Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become an Upholstery Cleaner

    Most Upholstery Cleaners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%2899%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,99,99
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