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As with all textiles that are in daily use, upholstery fabrics need to be cared for on a regular basis. The correct care and cleaning keeps up the practical value of your upholstery.
Of course, you may treat severe stains with cleaners specialising in upholstery fabrics, water-soluble cleaners or foam-based cleaners.
Please heed our cleaning advice for persisting stains.
Generally the whole surface area of the upholstery piece (from seam to seam) should be treated, moving from the edges inwards.
If fabrics are wet, do not put any strain on them (the covers could lose their shape). Leave them to dry completely before use (2 days at least)!
In no instance, upholstery or covers of any kind should ever be treated using steam cleaners!
Wipe down the furniture once or twice a year with a damp (not wet!) leather or cloth. Use lukewarm, distilled water and some neutral soap. Try to guarantee fast drying (never try to blow dry or flat iron pile fabrics!). Please note: A routine cleaning is required before a throughout cleaning.
Dampen stains using a clean cloth, carefully treat them with a mild detergent, wipe the fabric down with clear water a few times and brush the fabric out when dry.
Lather stains (or clear signs of usage) with lukewarm water and some neutral soap. Remove with gentle, circling movements. Raise fibres back up using a cloth or a soft brush after they are dry.
Flat woven fabrics and microfibers: Vacuum the fabric with a suitable upholstery-nozzle and small suction power.
Velour and Flock-Velour: Use an upholstery-nozzle with soft bristles or brush off with a soft brush (e.g. one designed for clothing).
Check the colour fastness on a hidden spot. Use water soluble cleaning agents only – e.g. neutral soap (pH-adjusted, without perfumes and alkali). Do not use any cleaning agents or solvents on a petroleum basis! In any case, please mind the user manual of the manufacturer. Do not use a microfiber cloth to wipe down upholstery covers, e.g. ones made from leather, faux leather or fabrics of all kind. Instead use soft, clean cloths like kitchen towels or shammy leather. They are a much better fit for the fabric, especially when used in combination with cleaning agents.