Follow these steps to learn how to clean stains on your fabric sofa or Furniture
Clean your fabric sofa on a regular basis
To ensure that your sofa is always in tip-top condition, it’s best to clean it regularly. This is because the fibres in your upholstery tend to collect dirt particles and keep them hidden below the surface level.
Below, we’ve advise that you clean your upholstery every fortnight to keep it spotless.
1. Vacuum your sofa’s upholstery to draw out all the loose dust and dirt from both under and above the surface. Use a soft brush attachment and gentle movements for this task to avoid scratching or marking the material. This is especially important for delicate fabrics like velvet. We also offer this service here at Onytek Furniture store Lagos
2. When you’re giving your sofa a quick clean, you should take care of any grime or light marks with a damp cloth. However, once or twice every month, you should use a fabric-friendly cleaning product to perform a much deeper cleanse — we recommend using mild liquid soap and 2 cap full of Swiss air freshner. Apply some with a small amount of water (without soaking the material)
3. Leave your sofa to dry naturally before sitting on it again. This will prevent creases forming, which usually means you have to start over. In the warmer months, you should open your home’s windows and doors to improve air flow and speed up the drying process.
How to clean Velvet Fabrics
Velvet upholstery needs regular brushing too. The majority of upholstery fabrics only require a regular cleaning regime, but velvet sofas require an extra step to keep them looking and feeling great. To preserve the material’s natural sheen, you will need to go over it with a clothes brush or a specialist velvet brush, which will help it develop an antiqued ‘crushed’ appearance that will only improve with age. The best time to do this is immediately after vacuuming or when dry after deep cleaning. We offer this service Call/WhatsApp: 08065622356
Choose a shady spot to avoid sun and heat damage. When your upholstery is left out in the sun, it can fade, bleach, and lose its natural qualities. In addition, heat from radiators, pipes, and fireplaces can cause the material to become dried out and warped. Take this into account when you are looking for the best spot for your sofa, as somewhere without too much sunlight and away from heat sources will cause the least damage in the long-run.
How to clean spills and stains on your fabric sofa or Furniture
Unfortunately, even if you are the most careful person in the world, there is a good chance that your sofa will eventually fall victim to a nasty accident. The golden rule to keep in mind when this happens is to react quickly; a fast turnaround can be the difference between a quick mop-up and a stain getting its claws into your lovely upholstery.
Your first priority should be removing as much liquid as possible before it has the chance to soak into the fibres of the fabric, which will minimise the chances of a stain forming. To do so, grab some kitchen roll or a dry cloth and begin to blot up the surface liquid. Then, use a fresh, damp cloth to dab at any marks that have appeared. If you’re quick, you can often avoid a stain altogether or at the very least reduce any surface blemishes.
If you don’t get to the spill in time, then fear not, as there are ways of cleaning the mark off your upholstery. However, when a stain proves too difficult to remove yourself, we would always advise that you seek the help of a professional cleaner, who will be able to use specialist deep cleaning equipment that won’t spoil your fabric. We also offer this service here at Onytek Furniture
Here at Onytek Furniture, you can be confident that your fabric sofa, chair, corner sofa, sofa bed, or footstool will be upholstered in one of the premium materials in our collection. Our furniture is built to last, so you can look forward to many years of use, in which time your piece will gain character and antique beautifully as the years go by. These really are sofas worth caring for.
Follow the advice in this guide and you will be able to maintain the new condition of your fabric sofa for many years to come, Visit our Instagram to view more of our jobs