How to Care for Your Upholstery & Draperies
Rotate all loose cushions frequently to assure even wear. Vacuum dust and dirt from all fabric, cracks and crevasses. By far, fabric protection is the best possible way to extend the life of the upholstery.
-Vacuum often to reduce grit that can cause abrasion.
-Reverse loose cushions weekly for even wear.
-Protect from the sun. Ultraviolet light can cause deterioration
-Keep pets off furniture. Pets body oils rub off and are very difficult to remove.
-Use caution with clothing such a blue jeans. Fabric dyes can transfer onto upholstered furniture.
All upholstered furniture will become soiled through use. Most spills and soil on fabric protection treated upholstery will clean easily and quickly provided that the proper cleaning procedures are followed:
1. Blot don't rub!
2. Identify the cleaning code for your type of fabric. This is very important to determine the type of cleaner to use.
3. Always read and follow the instructions on the cleaning agent.
4. Use distilled water with the cleaning agent if water is called for.
5. Pretest any cleaner on any fabric in a hidden area. Check for color fastness and fabric compatibility.
6. Keep a small spill small. Work lightly, blotting from the center to the edges. "Feather" the edges by dampening edges irregularly and blotting quickly to avoid rings.
7. Quickly dry a cleaned spot using a small fan or blow dryer on low.
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