How to care for upholstery fabrics?
Upholstered furniture enjoy unflagging popularity. If you plan to arrange the living room or living room and you are thinking about elegant, fashionable and above all comfortable furniture, then an upholstered seating set will be the perfect choice. Currently, you can choose not only between different furniture designs, but you can also choose the upholstery fabric that interests you, which will suit the planned arrangement.
However, for upholstered furniture to last for many years, it should be properly taken care of. Care of fabrics such as cotton, velor, linen is an important element of proper furniture maintenance. The following tips will help you take care of your favorite upholstered furniture.
Cotton and linen – classic materials
Cotton is a classic upholstery material, just like natural linen. Furniture upholstered with cotton or linen are very popular and are often chosen for the living room. The main advantage of these fabrics is the variety of colors and patterns, so you can easily match the furniture to the interior design of your apartment. Caring for fabrics made of natural fibers, including cotton and linen, is easy and trouble-free.
Remember to vacuum regularly, although in this case it is recommended to use a bristle brush that thoroughly collects all dust particles and other impurities. Unfortunately, sometimes we will not avoid accidental stains that appear as a result of everyday use. In the case of dirt that has not penetrated deeply into the material, a moist sponge and diluted mild detergent are usually sufficient. It is very important to use a sponge or brush instead of a cloth that can worsen the dirt and make it difficult to remove the stain. If it happens that the stain penetrates deep into the upholstery, has dried and is difficult to remove, care should be taken to dispense water during cleaning, as the drying time of the cover will be significantly longer, which may even be associated with mold growth.
When cleaning upholstery made of cotton or linen, you should choose products with a high PH, and ordinary hand soap will work best with home remedies. An interesting trick that will allow you to quickly and easily refresh furniture upholstered with cotton or linen is to sprinkle them with baking soda, which perfectly absorbs unpleasant odors – after a few hours you only need to thoroughly vacuum the furniture.
Velor – elegant material
Velor upholstered furniture works great in both modern and classic interiors. Velor is a upholstery material that has been used in furniture making for centuries and now returns in the latest interior design trends. Cleaning velor upholstery requires a little more attention. For velor upholstered furniture, special cleaning agents that are designed to clean bristled materials will work best.
The most important rule when caring for velor upholstery is to clean it with hair, never under the hair, as this may result in unsightly deformations. A quick reaction to the soiling is also very important – as soon as a stain appears, it should be removed as soon as possible. From home methods, a solution of ammonia in a proportion of 1 tablespoon per half liter of ground water, which is applied to the stain, can be a salvation.
When taking care of an armchair or sofa upholstered with velor, remember to use a soft brush that will not damage the delicate fibers of the fabric. If the dirt required more intensive cleaning to avoid problems, it is worth gently drying the cover with a cold stream of air from the hair dryer.