Caring for your furniture's fabric is crucial to ensure it remains comfortable, retains its appearance, and lasts longer. Regardless of whether your furniture is made of luxurious velvet or natural fibres, each type of fabric requires specific care to keep it looking its best. This guide will offer useful tips and information on regular maintenance, so you can properly care for your fabric.
Here's how to keep your sofa looking new:
Clean Regularly: Every week, gently vacuum your sofa with a soft brush attachment on low suction to get rid of dust and dirt. This helps your sofa and its fabric last longer.
Avoid Sunlight: Keep your sofa away from both direct and indirect sunlight to prevent fading and to keep the fabric looking luxurious for a longer time. Sunlight can also weaken the fabric, leading to possible damage.
Deal with Pilling: Pilling, or those tiny balls of fabric, can happen with regular use. Regular vacuuming can reduce pilling. For a more thorough fix, use a Fabric Pill Remover to safely remove them without harming the fabric.
Be Careful with Heat: Don’t place your furniture too close to heaters. The sulphur compounds from heaters can harm the fabric, causing smells, colour changes, and damage to the fabric over time.
Careful Cleaning: Be cautious with steam cleaning and treating spots as they can leave watermarks and cause the fabric to brown.
Pet Care: Try to keep pets off the furniture as their oils and dirt can stain the fabric.
Following these simple steps will help keep your sofa's fabric looking fresh and extend its life.
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- Watch out for sharp objects like belt buckles or zippers as they can damage the fabric.
- Be mindful of colour transfer from clothes and tackle ink stains quickly with an ink-away product to avoid permanent marks.
- Avoid sitting on the sofa with wet clothes, like swimsuits or towels, to prevent watermarks, fabric bleaching, mould growth, and colour transfer.
- Don’t use alcohol, chemicals, or harsh detergents as they can cause more damage and discolouration to the fabric.
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