Furniture Care: How to Clean and Care for your Upholstered Furniture

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Furniture Care: How to Clean and Care for Your Upholstered Furniture

To help your upholstered furniture last and maintain beauty, you have to provide it with proper care. Note that this is a significant investment that you want to stay looking good and beautiful for as long as possible. You realize that this will need effort since general living, kids, and pets can take their toll on your investment. You can keep your upholstery furniture for as long as any other item or material in your home. Here are easy tips to help you clean and care for your upholstered furniture.

Start by Choosing the Right Fabric

Why not get it right when buying the furniture? This will make your maintenance and cleaning tasks easier. An important factor to consider includes your individual lifestyle. Homes with pets are best served by fabrics with less texture or fabrics without loose weaves. If you’re buying furniture that will have heavy usage, choose synthetic fibers. Making the right choice and one that best fits your lifestyle will go a long way to extend the life of your upholstered furniture. 

Vacuum and Dust Furniture

Vacuuming the fabric surfaces in your home with an upholstery attachment is a great way to keep dust and dirt on your furniture at bay. Make it a habit so that dirt and dust doesn’t become embedded in the fabric of your upholstery furniture. Use a soft cloth to wipe dust from leather. You can use a soft bristled brush for daily cleaning. Test the brush to make sure it doesn’t snag the fibers of the fabric. 

Rotate Seat Cushions

Another way to extend the life of your upholstered furniture is to periodically turn or rather rotate the loose seat cushions. This helps to prevent wear and prevents the cushions from developing indentations right away. It also ensures that wear and tear is evenly distributed on the cushions. In cases where the seat cushions look a bit sloppy, consider opening a seam at the back and add some padding. 

Clean Spills and Marks Immediately

One thing you’re going to experience with your upholstery furniture is liquid spills. Never rub colored liquids like wine whenever they spill on the fabric. First, absorb as much spill as possible using a clean white cloth then spot treat the fabric. Scrubbing may be fine when dealing with durable fabrics like car seats. However, you must always be cautious when it comes to pillows and cushions. 

Apply a Fabric Protector

Why not treat your upholstered furniture to protect it from spills? Fabric protection isn’t a stain-proof solution but can provide some level of defense and protection to your upholstery. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when applying the fabric protector. Adhere to an upkeep maintenance routine after applying it so your upholstery furniture can hold up to clumsy spills and general wear. 

Professional Cleaning

While there are many things you need to do to keep your upholstery furniture in good condition, the importance of professional furniture cleaning can’t be ignored. How often to have your furniture professionally cleaned will depend on the level of usage and how much your sofa needs it. The dirtier and dustier your upholstered furniture becomes, the harder it becomes to care for and clean. It’s recommended to have a professional upholstery cleaning company take care of your upholstery furniture cleaning to restore your upholstery to its original beauty it and freshen the air in your home. Consider having your upholstery furniture professionally cleaned and maintained every six to twelve months.

 

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