How to Clean and Take Care of Fabric Upholstery

While timber is ideal for tables, dining chairs and storage units, the idea to trying to relax for very long in solid timber chairs is a little daunting. With inner springs, padding and various other methods of cushioning the body, upholstered furniture has a place in every comfortable living room. Furniture can be upholstered in a variety of materials but one of the most common is fabric.
So, the professional cleaners in cleaning Bromley company shares some tips on how to clean and take care of fabric upholstery.
All upholstery benefits from a regular vacuum to remove dust and other debris that finds its way into crevices. Preventable measures include the following:
Soil repellents and stain repellents work by making spills bead up rather than soak into the fabric.
Antimacassars are coverings thrown over the back of sofas and chairs to protect them from grease in the hair. Typically, these take the form of small lacy circles or rectangles.
Throws are particularly handy for protecting upholstery from rigours of pets and young children.
Loose covers may be laundered.
Arm guards and back guards protect the most vulnerable spots on chairs and sofas.
Like carpet fibres, upholstery fabric is worn away by dirt. Regular shampooing, perhaps once a year or once every two years, helps keep sofas and like clean. Loose covers are usually designed to be washed, but check the care labels. If in doubt about shrinkage, wash the covers in cold water and replace them on the furniture when they are still slightly damp. Hand shampooing is good for delicate dirty upholstery. Follow the instructions on a commercial shampoo. Rinse by wiping the foam off with a well wrung cloth dipped in clean water. Dry thoroughly, then vacuum.
For furniture with fixed upholstery, you might consider a home steam extraction machine which pumps liquid into the fabric and sucks it out again, eliminating the problem of wet seats, arms and cushions, which take forever to dry. Even so, ventilation helps speed up the drying time. You can also rely on a professional cleaner Kingston as he has the required knowledge and equipment to do the job perfectly.

July 29, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


Lisa Header is a housewife who really doesn't like cleaning. That is why she always looks for tips to ease the cleaning process and doesn't mind to share them with other people.

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