Weekly vacuuming or light brushing helps remove soil and prevent the embedding of dirt or grime between fibers which can increase abrasion and wear.
Pillows and Loose Cushions
The life of cushions can be increased by periodic turning, and fluffing. On a weekly basis rotate, flip, and fluff all cushions and pillows to keep the filling materials evenly distributed and allow for even wear. Never remove cushions or
pillow covers for separate cleaning, even if they have zippers.
Direct Sunlight & Heat
Direct and prolonged exposure to the sun will cause any material to fade or discolor. Keep furniture away from windows or skylights whenever possible. Make sure furniture is not placed near a heat vent. Direct heat may damage fabric,
and possibly dry out and crack leather.
Do not leave newspapers on furniture. The ink from the newspaper will rub into the fabric or leather.
Pilling is not a defect but a normal occurance when a fabric sheds excess fiber. Using a fabric shaver will remove the unwanted pills.
For any type of cleaning we recommend that a professional upholstery cleaner be contacted.
Spills do occur, attend to them quickly, blotting the stain rather than rubbing.
Never use hash cleaners, chemicals or saddle soaps as they may damage the fabric or leather. It is always a good idea to test clean a fabric for discoloration on a hidden area.
To succcessfully clean a fabric it is important to determine the type of fabric and recommended cleaning code.
W - Use water-based cleaning agent or foam.
S - Use mild, water-free dry cleaning agent.
WS - Either water-based cleaning agent, a dry cleaning solvent or a foam type cleaner may be used.
X - Do not use foam or liquid cleaner of any type. Vacuum or brush lightly to remove soil.