Upholstery care tips

Weekly vacuuming or light brushing is a fabric care tip that helps to remove soil and protect fabrics
from the embedding of dirt or grime between fibres which can increase abrasion and wear.
The life of upholstered cushions can be increased through periodic turning. The weekly reversal of
loose cushions will allow even distribution of wear over a long period of time. And will also reduce
the deformation of the cushion pads which can make your upholstery look unsightly.
Fabric protection helps to increase the useful life of upholstered furniture by protecting fabrics from
soil and stains. Some fabric protections are mill applied and others are applied in the store or at
home. A protective finish does not eliminate the necessity of proper fabric care. It modifies the
absorbency and soil removal characteristics of a fabric. It does not put an impervious cover on it. Loose
dirt should be vacuumed and brushed away before it becomes embedded and harder to remove.
Spills and stains should be cleaned away quickly following manufacturer's fabric care code
instructions for furniture cleaning.

Cleaning solutions or liquids should always be tested in hidden areas to determine that no
discoloration will result from their use.
Apply cleaning agents to a white absorbent cloth or paper towel and blot the stained area.  Do not
apply cleaning agents directly to the stained area. 
Always use a white absorbent cloth, preferably cotton, to blot or lightly massage the stained area. 
Never rub or scrub, as this may result in fabric damage.
Work from the outside to the centre of a stain to prevent the stain from spreading or forming a ring.
Do not rush the job. Always allow the fabric to dry before using the furniture.  
Lightly brush or vacuum the area to restore the fabric's appearance.

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