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Best Ways to Keep Upholstered Furniture Fresh and Clean 

Getting the new year off to a fresh start is important, especially for  your furniture. Often the most used items in our home are  overlooked for months at a time. It’s time to give the sofa and  recliner the deep clean it deserves. You should deep-clean  upholstered furniture every year or two, depending on the use,  color, and pattern. Commercial cleaning, do-it-yourself cleaning,  and foam cleaners all work, but first, let’s talk about fabric. 


Cotton​ fabrics are commonly used for upholstery, however, their durability depends on the weave and finish. If a cotton fabric has  been pre-washed then it should be fine to clean with soap and  water, however, it is always wise to check the manufacturer's  recommended cleaning method.     Microfibers​ resist most stains and can easily be cleaned with soap  and water. This fabric is a good choice for households with children.  Leather​ furniture should be gently vacuumed and damp wiped as  needed, using as little water as possible. Clean with leather  conditioner or saddle soap, buffing thoroughly to remove residue.  Suede​ can be vacuumed with a soft brush attachment. Use only  made-for-suede leather cleaners. Remove small spots with art gum  erasers, and never clean with water. 


Ashley is positioning itself as one of the largest manufacturers Ashley furniture north Carolina​ in the United States.  Now, a word about l​ inen​. This fabric is best suited for formal living  rooms or adult areas. Soiled pieces have to be professionally  cleaned, so keep that in mind before buying a family room full of  linen upholstered furniture.     Maintaining Clean Furniture 


Frequent vacuuming is the best way to clean and maintain upholstery. Vacuuming helps prevent dust, dirt, and stains from  embedding in the fibers of upholstered pieces and keeps them  looking new.     Here are a few things to keep in mind:  Use the soft brush attachment on the vacuum, and be sure to keep  it clean and free of oily residue. Read and carefully follow the  furniture manufacturer's and cleaner label directions before  applying any product to upholstery.  If your fabric was treated at the time of manufacture or purchase  (with a finish such as Teflon or Scotchgard), it is important that you  use compatible products whenever cleaning the piece.     Spot Cleaning    Spills are inevitable, especially when there are children or pets in  the house. Look at furniture labels for care instructions and follow  them thoroughly. 


Always test your cleaning method first on an inconspicuous spot. If a ring remains around the stain after cleaning, you'll need to deep  clean the entire cushion or chair. Gently blot spills, don't rub, as  quickly as possible with a white towel or paper towel. Don't use  colored towels or printed paper towels because they may transfer  dye or ink to the upholstery.   

If you follow these guidelines, your furniture will last for decades to  come. If you put in the time, effort, and love, your furniture will  love you back!   

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Best Ways to Keep Upholstered Furniture Fresh and Clean  

Getting the new year off to a fresh start is important, especially for your furniture. Often the most used items in our home are overlooked...

Best Ways to Keep Upholstered Furniture Fresh and Clean  

Getting the new year off to a fresh start is important, especially for your furniture. Often the most used items in our home are overlooked...

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