3 Ways To Clean And Care For Fabric Furniture

When you buy nice furniture from a furniture store, one of the most important things you can understand is how to take care of the pieces so that they look and feel great for a long time. Here are 3 ways that you can care for upholstered and fabric furniture in particular.

Baking Soda

First, you need to start by cleaning the furniture with baking soda and water if there are any stains that occur. Stains are inevitable with young children, so you need to be prepared to clean the fabric on occasion.

To do this, just pour a few teaspoons of baking soda into a cup, and then mix some cool water with it. Get a rag or a brush next, and make sure that the baking soda mixture is stirred up really good. You can then dip your small brush or rag in the mixture, and rub it over the stain on the fabric.

Do not pour the mixture directly onto the cushion or chair because you do not want to soak the cushion all the way through. Just make sure that the brush or rag has been thoroughly dipped in the mixture, and you can rub the stain away.

After rubbing it away, use some clean water to go over the stain so that the baking soda does not dry into the fabric.

Light Protectant

Second, you need to protect your furniture from sunlight because the sun will fade the fabric quickly if it is constantly shining into your room. To protect your furniture from the light, tint your windows so that the rays cannot harm the fabric nearly as much. 

While this may be an additional cost, your furniture will last a lot longer without looking worn. This is such a simple concept that can be applied in any room where the sun is particularly bright.

You can also protect your rugs and other furniture from fading with the addition of tint, so contact a window company today.

Stain Guard

Lastly, you need to stain guard the fabric as soon as you buy the furniture. You can buy a can of stain guard at the grocery store or from a furniture store, and you need to spray it on every inch of the fabric.

You can repeat this process every year to make sure that the fabric will resist stains.

By doing these 3 things, you can keep your furniture clean and looking new for many years to come.

Talk to people like those at the Patio Gallery, for more information.