DIY Upholstery Care Tips
When we buy that beautiful new piece of furniture, the fabric is so bold and plush and it just looks perfect in our home. Over time, though, as your family uses the chair or couch it can start to look a little dull and not quite as nice. With the right upholstery care, though, you can keep your furniture looking as great as the day you brought it home. Here are some easy DIY care tips you can easily do on a Saturday afternoon to keep the fabric looking brand new.
Vacuum it – often
Does anyone really enjoy vacuuming? Well no, but if you vacuum upholstered furniture often you can keep dust and other particles in the air from settling into the fabric. Debris and other particles can become embedded in the fabric and they act almost like sandpaper against it, wearing it down and making it look worn. Take 10 – 15 minutes and vacuum the upholstery on your favourite furniture pieces to keep them looking new.
We all have that favourite spot on the couch, right? That’s completely fine, don’t find a new favourite spot just change out the cushions. If your family members are always picking the same places to sit, change out the cushions in those spots with cushions from spots that aren’t used as often. This will reduce the wear on your favourite spots and it will help the furniture look more evenly used, so it all looks the same instead of just one cushion being a little more lumpy than the others.
Clean Spills ASAP
Spills and messes are an unavoidable part of life, especially with a busy family moving around. When a spill happens, if you can clean it up almost right away you can avoid the spill from sinking in to the fabric and causing a permanent stain. This isn’t always possible, though, but cleaning up spills as soon as you can is very helpful.
Invest in Cleaning Supplies
There are cleaning products designed specifically for upholstery, and you should purchase them. This is especially important if you have kids or pets who you know will be really rough on furniture.
Use a Steam Mop
These little tools are really neat because they are kind of like an at home steam cleaner, but for your furniture. They only use water, no cleaning products or harsh chemicals, and heat it up so they can apply the steam from the water to cleaning your furniture.
Sometimes, though, no matter how hard we try we cannot keep our furniture looking the way we want. We’re busy, we have so much on the go, and that’s ok. That’s where Mississauga Carpet Cleaner comes in for you. We have the experience and the tools to help keep your upholstery looking absolutely brand new. We will come into your GTA home and do the cleaning for you. We’d be happy to come out and give you an estimate, talk about your options and see what we can do to get your furniture looking brand new again. Give us a call today!
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