While we are all aware of the use we will get out of a beautiful couch or armchairs, it can be a bit daunting knowing that something we invest in can be prone to damage, especially by the amount of everyday use it will receive. After all, what’s better than curling up on your couch with your favourite snacks and a movie? Luckily, there are steps to take that can help you enjoy your furniture with ease, while minimising any damage that can be caused by unwanted stains or spills. Here are a few tips and tricks to best protect your upholstery.
Just as you would with your clothes, treat stains as soon as they occur on the fabric of your lounge suite or other furniture. Here’s our best instant tips for minimising any long-term stains:
Spills can happen anywhere, on any surface, therefore, having your upholstery protected with a professional fabric protector helps to stop the stain in its tracks! An application of JAE’s Fiberguard® fabric protection to upholstery and textiles will provide a protective shield to resist future stains.
Flipping your pillows can help loosen any particles that may have gotten stuck within your furniture, making it easier for vacuuming later. It can also help prevent any possible sagging, improving its longevity and appearance.
Slipcovers for your sofa or couch can be a great way to protect the upholstery. They slip on and off your couch for easy cleaning and are especially useful if you have kids or pets at home. Can’t buy a slipcover? A nice blanket or throw can also be used!
Regularly cleaning your furniture is probably the best way to maintain its appearance and increase your furniture’s longevity. Having it professionally cleaned every 12-24 months. Simply vacuuming your upholstery once a week will help in the long run.
Make sure you check and care labels or manufacturer website for specific ‘what-to’do’ recommendations, to prevent any damage to your upholstery.
Whether it’s a tough stain, regular cleaning, or fabric protection, the best way to prevent any damage to your upholstery is by calling in the professionals. Attempting to clean anything too tricky, not reading the care labels, or using unsuitable cleaning products can not only damage your upholstery but can also make any warranty void. It’s always best to call in professional help to ensure your furniture gets the care and attention it deserves. For any help, call your local JAE technician today! Or are you ready to book? Click on the link in our menu to 'Get a Quote' now!