Fabric Care Guide

Fabric Care Tips for Upholstered Furniture

Here are some simple fabric care tips to follow:

Regular Cleaning and Maintenance

If you allow dust and dirt to sit on the fabric too long it causes soiling occur. The best way to prevent this problem start is to vacuum your fabrics regularly. If you remove dust and dirt on a regular basis it tends to stop body oils and perspiration from embedding itself into the fibres of the fabric.

Clean bright and pale colours more often as they usually get dirtier a lot faster than your darker colors.Fabric Care

Fabric Protection

An excellent way to keep fabrics cleaner for longer is by applying fabric protection. Treating a new fabric or a fabric that is clean and in good condition you protect it from spills and prevent fluids & dirt particles from getting inside the fabrics fibres.

When fabric protector has been applied there is much higher chance of getting the fabric back to it's original condition.

Using the right fabric spot cleaning products

Always use a good quality fabric spot cleaner and make sure that in the event of a spill that you get it cleaned up as soon as possible.

Make sure you use a proper fabric spot cleaner not general purpose household cleaners that could contain caustics or bleaches which could change the colour of the fabric and cause irrepairable damage to your furniture.

Warning: Always test before using spot cleaning products.

Before using any cleaning products including fabric cleaners, you should find an inconspicuous place and check the upholstery fabric for color fastness and surface changes.

Let it dry and check that no changes in colour have occured and that the fabric is in good condition.

Make sure you also check the furniture manufacturers cleaning and care instructions before proceeding.

Stain Removal Procedure

1. Always clean up spills quickly to avoid staining. Start by removing any solid debris.

2. Get a clean absorbent cloth and run under a tap until wet. Ring out the cloth tightly so it is just damp then carefully blot away any liquid or scrape away any solids remaining without heavy rubbing.

3. Next apply a good quality Neutral PH Spot Cleaner to a damp clean white absorbent cloth, towel or nappy and then lightly rub and blot stain away. Never spray spot cleaners directly onto fabric

4. If rubbing is required always watch carefully that there is no damage occurring on the fibres as this will be irrepairable if you continue.

Repeat as necessary.

If the stain can't be removed with ease a professional cleaner with proper upholstery cleaning equipment may be required.

Whenever you spot clean a piece of furniture that has been fabric protected make sure you apply another coat of fabric protector to the cleaned area.

Product recommendations

We carry a complete range of Ecoshield fabric spot cleaners, Ecoshield fabric deodorisers, Ecoshield fabric protector and Ecoshield fabric care kits as well as Fabric Magic a completely natural product.

Customers who have purchased Fabric Magic have also purchased Stain Shield Fabric Protector.