7 Important Tips to Maintain Upholstered Furniture

If you love lounging on your sofa on a weekend after a long week of tiring work, you’d want the same comfy experience all the time. The great thing about upholstered furniture is that you don’t need so much time to take care of it. A simple routine upholstery cleaning and it will stay and feel new for a very long time. However, you do need to keep in mind a few things for it to last as long as you would like. Here’s what you should be keeping track of:   The right kind of fabric   Choosing the best fabric is the number one rule. Never settle with anything less, but of course, if everything fits in with your budget. The right fabric not only gives you the nice aesthetics and feel, it also makes maintenance a whole lot easier. Next, be sure that the fabric you’re choosing fits in the lifestyle that you have. For instance, if you’re looking for upholstered furniture that will sit in an area that will constantly be used, you’re better off with choosing synthetic fibers. For pet owners, it’s best to choose fabrics that don’t have too much texture and have loose weaves.   Adding extra protection   Water, other liquids, and your upholstered furniture just do go well with one another. To make your furniture last a while, throw in some extra protection just in case. Most upholstery fabric undergoes treatment at the factory before it hits the shelves, though. However, it won’t hurt to spray on protectants to keep water and other liquids from seeping into the fabric and...
Myrtle Beach Upholstery Cleaning With Furniture Cleaners

Myrtle Beach Upholstery Cleaning With Furniture Cleaners

Upholstery cleaning is one of the many tasks included in a homeowner’s cleaning routine. Fortunately, this task can now be easily completed with the use of furniture cleaners and other cleaning products. If you do not have a lot of time to clean your furniture, you will benefit from using cleaning products. Just make sure you are purchasing organic or non-toxic cleaning products so as not to put you and your family’s health at risk as well as not to cause harm to the environment. There are many furniture cleaners available on the market today that you can purchase for your sofas and chairs. Be sure that you buy one that is suitable for the type of sofa and chair that you are cleaning. Keep in mind that there are cleaners specific only for leather sofas and there are those that are manufactured specifically for fabric sofas. Here are some helpful tips for you when you are using furniture cleaners for your upholstery cleaning. Always test the cleaner in a small and concealed part of your sofa You can never be too sure on the effect of a cleaner or a detergent on your furniture. To confirm that it is safe to use for your sofas, test the product on a small hidden area of your sofa. Always do this even if it says on the label that it is safe for use on sofas and furniture similar to yours. Testing it in a small and hidden area will not make a large and obvious mess or damage to your sofa as oppose to directly applying it to the stain. Consider different ways...
Easy Upholstery Cleaning Tips For Your Furniture

Easy Upholstery Cleaning Tips For Your Furniture

Upholstery cleaning is one of the skills many homeowners are seeking to learn and master. For most homeowners, it is important to learn how to properly and efficiently clean your furniture. Being able to correctly maintain your furniture and upholstery will help extend its lifespan allowing you to enjoy using your furniture for a longer time. Here are some upholstery cleaning tips to help you maintain your furniture. Always check the care label that comes with your furniture. Every piece of furniture comes with its own care label. If you don’t see any, ask the manufacturer from where you bought your furniture. As soon as you have the care label, read it carefully and strictly follow each step in washing and cleaning your furniture covers. Do not saturate the material of your furniture. If your furniture does not have removable covers, you can opt to spot clean the stained area. You can use any laundry detergent you have at home. Wet a cleaning cloth with diluted laundry detergent and rub on the stained area. Do not apply the diluted laundry detergent directly to your furniture. It is also important that you do not saturate the furniture with the cleaning solution as this will result in damaging your upholstery. Test cleaning solutions in hidden areas of your furniture. To be sure that your cleaning solution will not damage or discolor your furniture, upholstery cleaning experts recommend testing the cleaning solution in a hidden area of your furniture. Try cleaning a hidden area of your furniture using a mild laundry detergent mixed with water. Look closely for signs of damage including...
Basic Upholstery Cleaning Codes Explained

Basic Upholstery Cleaning Codes Explained

When it comes to cleaning the house, you know you’ve got it all figured out. You are your friends’ go-to person when it comes to tips on how to strip stubborn grease off your pans, remove stains on clothes and even how to grow your own herb garden. But just like any fairy tale story, the main character always has a weakness, and in your case– it’s furniture cleaning. Obviously, you know that upholstery cleaning is not your ideal household task. What makes this task complicated is the number of things you should figure out, starting with your furniture’s cleaning codes. While some have mastered these codes with a few months of practice, others even took years to master. But if you’re a quick learner, you can do it in a few week’s time. Don’t worry, this task will become easier and simpler if you remember these codes. Upholstery Cleaning Codes to Remember Using the wrong cleaning product on your furniture may cause more damage than you think. Just like clothes fabric, every upholstery is also labeled with different care instructions. Generally, you will find the letters W, S, WS, or X in your furniture’s labels. These letters will give you the clue on which type of cleaning solution or product you should use. A furniture marked with “W” is the easiest to clean. It just means you need to use a “Water-Based Cleaning Agent” or simply water to remove stains or clean your furniture. Furniture with this label is most recommended for households with small children where there are higher chances of spills and stains. If you see the...