Upholstered furniture certainly adds warmth, comfort and beauty to a space with all the different colours and textures it comes in. It’s also very easy to clean and maintain. With minimal regular efforts you can have beautiful looking furniture all year round.
Below we talk about the ways to maintain your upholstered furniture.
Pick the right fabric
The type of maintenance required for your upholstered furniture would depend on the type of fabric. Selecting the right one will make your work easier. Choose a fabric that matches your lifestyle and upholstered piece to extend the life of your furniture. For instance, synthetic fibres are a great option for upholstered furniture in heavy usage areas. If you have furry friends, select tight weave fabrics or those that have less texture.
Protect your fabric
Attending to spills immediately is key to keeping your upholstery in good shape. Even though it undergoes certain processes to prevent spills from seeping into its fibres right away, it is not a substitute for prompt cleaning of spills. Don’t put the cleaning off for a later time. Act on spills and stains straightaway. Refer to the instructions given by the manufacturer for cleaning the upholstery.
Flip your cushions
Turn over your upholstered cushions from time to time. Following this simple technique will ensure even distribution of wear and tear, and your cushions will maintain their shape for longer.
Along with turning the cushions over, switch them around to allow for even usage.
Vacuum your upholstered furniture from time to time to get rid of dust and dirt from the surface. Vacuuming will prevent these from settling deep into the fibres. You could also use a brush to remove the dirt. Always use a soft bristled brush to avoid fabric damage.
When accidents occur, blot the spills immediately using a clean cloth. Always blot gently, never rub. If the upholstery fabric has been pre-treated with a stain protector, this should be enough to remove the stain altogether.
It’s always good to use a mild cleaner for spot cleaning. Test the product on a small inconspicuous area of your upholstery before you begin the process. Again refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for upholstery care and cleaning. With the help of a soft brush, apply the product in a circular motion to clean the visible spot and vacuum once dry.
Avoid sunlight and pollutants
A little exposure to sun every now and then won’t do any harm to your upholstery. However, if your upholstered furniture is sitting in the sun for long periods of time, the fabric can get damaged, especially those that are delicate. Prolonged exposure to sun can cause your upholstery to look dull and even fray. To keep it protected draw the blinds or place it in areas that do not receive direct sunlight.Cooking fumes or smoke can easily embed your upholstery fabric and harm it. While it’s not always easy to prevent this from happening, good ventilation surely helps.
Hire a professional
Experts recommend having upholstered furniture cleaned by a professional every couple of years. Professional cleaning should be done on a regular basis and not just when the upholstery gets dirty. Remember the more the dirt, the more difficult it is to clean and restore the upholstery.
Follow the above tips to maintain your upholstered furniture for a long time.
If you are looking for a professional team to deep clean your upholstery, contact Classique Chem-Dry. We use the right equipment and cleaning methods to deliver good results. Call us on 1800 213 006.