Recommendations For Cleaning And Maintaining Your Upholstered Furniture

Your comfortable couch and recliner chair can get a great deal of use over the years as they provide a comfortable place for you and your family to sit. Whether it is from a dog, children, or a pair of scissors, dirt, and damage can make their way onto your upholstered furniture to mar its appearance. But here are some recommendations you can do or hire to do to take care of and restore your upholstered furniture.

Clean the Upholstery

Regular cleaning to your upholstered furniture can keep it clean and prevent extreme cases of soil damage and excessive wear from the particles of dirt and dust. On a regular basis, you should be cleaning your upholstery with a damp cloth. Professional upholstery services can also clean your furniture to remove dirt, dust, and most types of furniture stains.

Use a damp washcloth or disposable wet wipe to wipe the surfaces of your furniture, especially those that receive the most wear. And if you have pets or children who use your furniture, spot clean with a clean cloth and some upholstery cleaning spray to remove stains before they set in.

Use your vacuum's nozzle hose to clean off your upholstery, especially around the seams and tucks of its fabric where dust and dirt can accumulate. Be sure to turn the furniture over and vacuum its underside where cobwebs and dust can collect.

Repair Damage

If your upholstered furniture becomes torn or worn with a hole, patch it as soon as possible to prevent further unraveling of the upholstery fabric. Use some fabric fray-stop liquid to treat the loose ends of a tear and use some matching heavy duty upholstery thread to stitch up the hole.

If the hole is larger and you cannot stitch it up, you can apply a patch with some fabric adhesive to repair it. You can use an iron-on patch to do this or cut a piece of matching fabric or an extra swatch of fabric you have cut from the underside of the furniture. Slip the patch under the tear with the adhesive side up and secure the patch into place with fabric adhesive.

Professional Repairs and Reupholster Services

You can also hire a professional upholstery service company like Bob Arkus Custom Upholstery Inc to repair many types of holes and upholstery damage to your furniture. They can also provide reupholstering services to recover your entire piece with new upholstery to restore its appearance.


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