Tips on How to Take Care of Your Sofa

Tips on How to Take Care of Your Sofa

Whether it’s for chilling after a hard day at work or entertaining visitors in, your sofa is an essential section of your place and an excellent purchase considering how much time you’re likely to spend on it.

Whether you have a comfortable fabric sofa, a sleek leather sofa, or an elegant velvet lounge, you’ll want to protect and care for it. Better safe than sorry.

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Remove the Stains Right Away

If you have a stain or smudge on your sofa, you should refer to the company’s instructions for removing the stain. The stain must be adequately treated. If your chair does not have the manufacturer’s instructions for removing the stain, use a household material to wash it. You can use the cleaning solution in a small area to check if it is suitable and cannot damage your sofa.

In case you have a leather sofa, wash the stain immediately while on the sofa. Examine your sofa daily for stains. If you spill a drink on the sofa, it is very convenient to wash it immediately until it leaves a stain on the sofa. You can use a sterile cloth or water-based cleaner to remove the stain. For oil or grease stains, you should consult a professional because they are difficult to clean.

Avoid Too Much Sun Exposure

Avoid exposure to extreme sunlight. The sun’s rays can cause discoloration and disintegration of fabrics. Lining and gathering blinds are recommended to prevent this, but this will not eliminate sun damage. If you have a strong and constant vulnerability, you should consider a security type that can block or reflect sunlight. This may be a unique liner for ease of handling or a curtain or shade to protect the sofa. If the fabric is not covered, evaporation claims may be dismissed.

Use a Slipcover

Sofa slipcovers come in many different designs and colors, which means you have the chance to pick something that fits your style and motif of your area. There are several choices of floral motifs, stripes, or modern prints. There is also a wide selection of crazy, eye-catching textures, from lace to chenille, faux leather, or soft suede. Many seats and chair covers are fully machine washable, so it’s not difficult to keep them clean. This is mostly acceptable if you have pets or small children who will soil your high-quality furniture.

Bottom Line

Don’t wait until your upholstered sofas and armchairs are visibly soiled to call in the experts. Necessary annual cleaning of your upholstered furniture will help keep it looking friendly and relaxed. It will also prolong the life of your upholstery fabrics. Caring for your upholstered furniture, sofas, and armchairs, shouldn’t be a chore or complicated. Be sure to follow the tips above to get the most out of your upholstered furniture.

Mikael Castro