• Instructions for cleaning upholstery fabrics

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Upholstered furniture - choosing the right fabric

In order for the furniture to maintain a longer service life and not cause too many problems in everyday use, it is worth taking care of choosing the right material when buying. On the market we have a very large selection of upholstery fabrics differing from each other both in weight, strength, quality of workmanship, resistance to dirt, pattern, as well as color. When choosing a specific material, you should think about and think about the purchase in terms of use, i.e. take into account whether there are small children and animals in the house and whether we will use the furniture every day or only sometimes. If you do not want to invest too often in new upholstery or furniture, it is worth considering all these issues.  

Cleaning furniture fabrics - basic rules

Every material requires an individual approach to cleaning, although there are some general rules to keep in mind in order for the fabric to retain its properties and nice appearance longer. 

Care for furniture fabrics - what is worth knowing?

  • always you should carefully read the cleaning instructions, which are most often attached to the purchased furniture
  • fabric should not be cleaned with any strong chemicals (bleach, gasoline)
  • do not use brushes with hard bristles (only soft brushes or cotton cloths) for cleaning)
  • do not rub dirty liquid into the material, take a clean cloth or paper towel and apply it to the stain so that most of it can be absorbed, and only then start the process of proper cleaning
  • isan upholstery vacuum regularly
  • spam is best cleaned right away, the longer the stain stays on the material, the harder it is to get rid of
  • it is best to use gentle soap and water for cleaning, but care should be taken to ensure that soap residues do not remain on the fabric
  • after removing the stain, it is a good idea to wipe the area around the cleaned dirt with a damp cloth to avoid visible scratches after drying

In addition, always remember that upholstered furniture cannot stand close to heat sources, i.e. radiators, stoves, fireplaces. This will prevent discoloration of fabrics. 

Cleaning upholstery - selected fabrics

  • Velvet - to clean this type of fabric, just use a dry cloth if you want to get rid of spilled liquid. And with larger dirt, stains are removed with a soft cloth soaked in soapy water. It is very easy to get rid of dust and animal hair from velvet materials, using a vacuum cleaner preferably with the right tip, thanks to which the upholstery will retain its original appearance. 
  • Ecoskin - it is a very durable and waterproof material, which is why its care is child's play. Usually, it is enough to wipe the dirty place with a damp cloth, and treat stronger stains with soapy water. Finally, wipe the cleaned place dry with a paper towel and you're done. There is also a way to stains from mold - we remove them with a cloth dipped in a small amount of turpentine. Finally, it is worth preserving the eco-leather by rubbing a little Nivea cream into it and polishing it with a soft cloth. 
  • Gobelin - in the case of this decorative fabric, regular vacuuming with a suitable tip with a soft brush is usually enough. And more stubborn stains can be removed with a damp cloth (possibly with the addition of delicate soap). Absolutely do not use any aggressive detergents, so as not to destroy the material. The tapestry is easy to care for, additionally very resistant to abrasion and mechanical damage. 

There are also various types of shampoos and upholstery cleaners available on the market that are effective and in some cases it is definitely worth reaching for. Many companies offer products that do not contain chlorine or phosphates and are safe for cleaned fabrics. Nevertheless, before we decide on such a purchase, it is worth trying in advance homemade, cheap and proven ways by which it is easy to get rid of stains from most materials.