How do I Care for my Washable Fabric Covers?

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Caring for your washable fabric covers involves a few straightforward steps to ensure they remain in great condition over time. Here’s how you can properly wash, dry, and refit them:

Which Fabrics are Machine Washable? 

The following fabrics from King Living are machine washable:

  • Bronte & Bronte UK
  • Club & Club UK
  • Leura & Leura Stretch
  • Sorrento
  • Tempest 

Note: It is recommended to dry these fabrics on a flat surface in a shaded area.

How do I Wash and Dry my Fabric Covers? 

To ensure that your fabric covers stay in excellent condition, follow these washing and drying guidelines:

1. Check the Care Label: Always start by checking the care label for specific washing and drying instructions. This will help you avoid damaging the material.

2. Dry Flat: After washing, lay the fabric on a clean, dry surface, such as a drying rack. This method helps maintain the shape of the fabric and prevents stretching or sagging that can occur when hung.

3. Shade is Best: Choose a shaded area to dry your fabrics. Direct sunlight can fade colours and weaken fibres.

4. Flip Regularly: Flip the fabric periodically to ensure even drying on all sides. This is especially helpful when drying thicker materials that take longer to dry.

5. Avoid Overcrowding: Don’t overcrowd the drying area. Fabrics need space around them to allow air to circulate while they are drying.

How do I Refit Covers after Washing? 

1. Refit While Damp: It's easier to refit covers such as sofa or cushion covers when they are slightly damp. The fabric becomes more flexible when it is slightly damp, which makes it easier to mold into the desired shape.

2. Smooth Out Any Creases: As you refit the covers, smooth out any creases or folds to ensure a snug, even fit. This helps in maintaining the shape and appearance of the cover.

3. Allow to Air Dry Completely: Once the covers are refitted, allow them to dry completely in a well-ventilated area. Avoid using the furniture until the fabric is completely dry.

4. Sunlight and Ventilation: Ensure the room where the furniture is located has good airflow and some indirect sunlight if possible. This helps the drying process and prevents the development of unpleasant odours or mould.

What Should I do if the Fabric is not Suitable for Machine Washing?

For all fabrics in the King Living range, whether washable or not, we highly recommend professional cleaning as your first option. Professional dry cleaning uses special processes and chemicals that are designed for gentle cleaning and maintenance of fabrics that require delicate treatment.

Even for those fabrics labeled as machine washable, professional cleaning can provide a more thorough and gentle treatment, ensuring that your fabric covers maintain their appearance and integrity over time.

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