Protecting and Cleaning Fabric Furniture
Soft upholstery usually gets just as dirty and dusty as cabinet furniture, you just can’t always see it.
- Regular cleaning with a brush or a light vacuum will help to keep your furniture looking smart, at least once a week to keep it in good condition. Take care when vacuuming fringes and ruching.
- Try to keep pets off and sharp objects away as these will snag the fabric. Carefully cut any snags which do occur, and do not pull them under any circumstances.
- Cushions should be attended to on a regular basis but may require daily attention dependent upon the type of filing and usage.
- Strong sunlight can cause fabric to fade.
- Wood or decorative facing require minimal maintenance, and should be occasionally wiped with a damp cloth to remove dust.
- Castor cups are useful to reduce indentations on carpets and wood flooring.
- Stop spills becoming stains as quickly as possible. Do not use detergents and do not try to wash or rub minor spills. Instead blot with a clean cloth. Do not use spray polishes or solvent cleaners, as these can have a damaging effect on the fabric.
- Clean your upholstery at least once a year and before soiling becomes ingrained. Clean all parts of a suite together as slight colour changes can sometimes occur.
- Excessive wetting can cause shrinkage and minor soiling can be removed by using proprietary dry foam cleaner.
- It is advisable to have any heavily soiled upholstery cleaned by a Professional Service.
- Velvet and Chenille fabrics have a high pile because of a double weaving process. Consequently, this pile may cause fabrics to shade, show pressure marks or flatten. These qualities are unavoidable and as such should not be regarded as a fault but instead a unique characteristic of these natural fabrics. Never use any soaping agents or detergents as this may damage the fabric.
- Non-colourfast clothing such as denim can permanently stain light coloured fabric.
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