Care & Maintenance of Upholstered Furniture
Apply these golden rules to keep your fabrics as good as new and improve their durability.
- · Brush and vacuum regularly as dust and grit can act as abrasives, promote discoloration and reduce the fabric’s fire-retardant properties.
- · Attend to stains and liquid spills using a damp cloth as soon as possible ensuring that they do not set.
- · Always work inwards from the edge of the stain to prevent from spreading. Blot the stains gently. Solid spills should be removed by a spoon and then cleaned with a damp cloth.
- · Dry spills should be brushed off, vacuumed and blotted with a neutral cleaning agent and left to dry.
- · Deep cleaning by specialist services is highly recommended to improve the longevity of the fabric.
- · Fading may be caused if upholstery is left in direct sunlight or exposed to fire or heaters.
- · Bleach, soap, ammonia or other hard surface cleaners can cause damage to upholstery.
- · Upholstered furniture tend to absorb odors so it is necessary to avoid contact with airborne pollutants. Also, it is best to, only, use specialized products for upholstery furniture. We recommend patch test on inconspicuous areas.
To maintain the rich, natural look of your leather furniture, we offer the following recommendations:
- · Avoid using or placing sharp objects on leather goods. Leather is very durable, but not accident or damage proof.
- · Place furniture a minimum of 2 feet from radiators & other heat sources.
- · Protect your leather furniture from direct and indirect sunlight. Some leathers, such as full and semi-aniline, will fade over time.
- · Remove stains by using a soft cloth, slightly, moistened with lukewarm water. Then, wipe over the area and finish with a soft lint-free cloth.
- · When cleaning it is best to use distilled water to avoid discoloration from any chemical use. Do not put any soaps or foreign substance on your furniture. If your furniture is dirty use a damp cloth to clean the area and allow to air dry.
- · If leather gets wet, dry it at room temperature with gentle air to prevent any stiff crinkles and to maintain its shape.
- · Using a leather protectant will help protect your furniture and keep your leather upholstery looking its best.
- · Wool is more prone to dirt and damages therefore it is necessary to pay more attention when cleaning
- · Vacuuming weekly is absolutely essential, by removing dirt and dust particles it will keep your furniture clean but also will increase the longevity of your product.
- · Do tend towards spills quickly as this will help avoid unnecessary stains and prevent it from spreading.
- · Avoid pressing the spill through the fabric but rather use the blotting technique as this will prevent the spill to stain
- · Vacuum regularly to prevent dirt and dust build-up.
- · Spraying cotton fabrics with a stain repellent is handy as this keeps away stains and dirt.
- · Stains can be removed using soft cloth drenched in lukewarm water and soap.
- · Vigorous rubbing may aggravate the stain and cause rub marks.
- · An efficient way to clean your furniture is by using a damp cloth or a soft sponge.
- · After cleaning the stain or the spill use a clean dry cloth. This will ensure that the area will dry quickly. Avoid using harsh chemical products as they damage the material.
- · By blotting the fabric it will minimalise the stain and will save time. If the stain has not come off then you may want to consult with a professional stain removal company.
- · Never use harsh detergents as this may damage the material instead use a mild detergent or soppy water.
Table Top Care and Maintenance
Caring for you table top
- · Dust attracts moisture as it settles and when accumulated may soften the finish of your furniture.
- · Use a mild detergent and clean with a damp cloth, rinse and then completely dry with a soft cloth after.
- · Wipe stains off immediately, especially strong mineral acids and fruit juices to avoid permanent staining.
- · Scouring powders, concentrated abrasive or solvent cleaning products may damage the surface.
- · Avoid prolonged exposure to high temperatures.
Recommended methods of cleaning
- · Slight stains: wipe with a dry or damp cloth.
- · Normal stains: wipe with a cloth dipped in water and mild detergent.
- · Resistant stain: remove by rubbing gently with water or organic solvent such as methylated spirits, acetone, benzene, or nail varnish remover. Rinse with a damp cloth and the dry using a soft cloth.