Tips On General Upholstery Care

Tips On Upholstery Care

Clean upholstery adds to the appearance of a room much like the carpets and the interior paint. You clean your carpets and paint your wall so don't forget to clean the furniture as well. Below are some tips from Same Day Pros with furniture cleaning.

Upholstery Fabric Cleaning Codes

S = Solvent. Use only water-free, pure cleaning solvents.
W = Water. Use only water-based upholstery cleaning products.
SW = Solvent or Water. Use pure cleaning solvents or water-based cleaning products.
X= Professional Cleaning Only

General Upholstery Care

Vacuum regularly with an upholstery attachment.

Flip, rotate and fluff removable cushions regularly to ensure even wear and increase longevity.

Feather and down cushions need to be fluffed more frequently to restore their loft.

Tight, attached seat and back cushions will stretch and wrinkle with use. You can easily restore their appearance by smoothing the surface and tucking excess upholstery into the sides of the seat or back.

To minimize fading,  place your upholstered pieces where they won't be exposed to direct sunlight.

An annual professional cleaning will keep your upholstery looking its best.

Spot Cleaning

For persistent stains and overall cleaning, contact a local professional upholstery cleaning company. 

For spot cleaning, use a cleaning product that corresponds with your fabric's cleaning code. Test any cleaner in an inconspicuous area first. Never use spot cleaners containing bleach or alcohol.

Do not dry clean or machine wash cushion casings as it may damage the fabric, backing or stitching.

You'll get the best results if you treat stains immediately. Blot up as much of the spill as possible with a clean, dry, white cloth. Don't rub into the fabric.

Apply a small amount of cleaner to the stain. Avoid over saturation which can damage the fabric backing or upholstery foam.

Blot the stain with a clean, dry, white cloth, working from the outer edge to the center of the stain.

Continue to apply cleaner sparingly and blot in an upward motion until the stain no longer transfers onto the cloth. This may take several attempts.. 

When you have removed as much of the stain as possible, blot any remaining moisture from the fabric.

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