How to look after your upholstery
Upholstery for our Lanark customers and beyond is something that is not only decorative, but functional too. Part of your well planned interior design scheme, the item of upholstered furniture such as sofa or chair is a comfortable place to sit and enjoy your home.
However, no matter how careful you may be, spills and stains will happen and when it does, you need to know how to rectify the problem, without making it worse. Here, we have some ideas about home to care for your upholstery…
If you do spill something on your upholstery, we suggest that all customers leap into action immediate! Lanark customers of upholstery should blot the spill with kitchen paper or something highly absorbent, doing this blotting motion until as much of the liquid has been lifted as possible.
There are some things that you must NOT do including;
- Do not scrub or harshly rub the spill as this could damage the fabric
- Applying heat is not a good idea as this can cause the upholstery to shrink or be damaged
You know have a choice to make - accept the damaged or stain, or make the choice to try and get the stain out as much as possible; this may depend on what you have spilt. But if you do decide you want to try and get the stain out completely, adding water and then blotting this (and the stain) away as much as possible is the right way to go. BUT, if you can, check the use of water and any chemicals you intend using on a hidden piece of upholstery before you use it on the stain; this will give you an idea of how the upholstery will react, a must for all customers.
Choosing the right upholstery for your Lanark project
But, before you even get to the cleaning stage of your upholstery the best way of caring for your upholstered furniture is to choose the right fabric in the first place.
We have many great suggestions and ideas for your upholstery fabric, no matter where the item of furniture will be situated. You may like the look and feel of silk, but it really is not best suited to places such as dining chairs; a delicate fabric, it looks beautiful when in the right place.
But, just because you need a tough, robust upholstery fabric for your Lanark project, does not mean that it will be boring or dull coloured! There are many upholstery fabrics suitable for ALL projects.
If you could upholster your furniture, what patterns and colours would you choose? Which fabric would like to complete your Lanark upholstery project?