Care and Cleaning
Professional Upholstery Cleaning
Sooner or later your upholstery may require cleaning. We recommend that the cleaning of your furniture is best left to a specialist cleaning company.
We would advise that you do not attempt this yourself, as the cleaning materials and methods are specific to the fabric type. The weaving, dyeing and finishing of upholstery fabrics are complex and technically particular to the type of fabric.
Act quickly. Absorb the spillage with dry kitchen paper or a dry cloth. Do not rub or soak the fabric or allow the stain to set. Do not use proprietary cleaners, household cleaners or bleach.
Remove any solids such as mud or chocolate once dry with a blunt knife or spoon and then gently brush off.
Please refer to the label of the item the stain has come from. Do not use proprietary cleaners, household cleaners or bleach. It is advisable to test any procedure on the small sample of fabric that was supplied with your furniture, or on a discreet area of the furniture before cleaning and if in any doubt, contact a professional upholstery cleaner.
Avoid getting velvets wet as it can permanently damage the appearance of the pile and any finish the velvet may have.
Velvets are characterised by having a pile that can have variations in direction and shading. Some velvets can also become crushed through use. If you are unsure if a velvet is suitable for you please refer to our swatch label and your retailer.
The zips on your upholstery and cushions are not necessarily for cover removal, but as a method of effectively fitting interiors during manufacture.
Cleaning – Washable Covers
Loose covers offer the perfect combination of elegance with practicality.
The fit is more forgiving to allow the removal for cleaning. Before proceeding always check that your fabric is ‘Washable’ and not ‘Dry Clean Only’ or ‘Specialist Cleaning’ as not all loose cover fabrics are suitable for machine washing.
Whenever washing or cleaning covers we recommend the following process:-
1. Carefully remove all seat and back cushion interiors, taking care not to strain or break the zips.
2. Remove the locator pins positioned on outside areas underside of arms and back seams (where applicable).
3. Carefully lift the cover starting at one arm, then the second arm, finally lifting the cover off from the centre areas.
Recovering after cleaning is the reverse of the above process.
Whenever fabrics are cleaned there is a possibility of discolouring. Therefore it is always advisable to wash the covers as a complete set, using the necessary number of machine cycles dependent on the capacity of your washing machine.
Do not exceed the recommended washing temperature and ensure detergents DON’T contain bleaching or brightening agents.
Drying of washed covers should be done on a line naturally, not in a dryer.
Moving Of Furniture
Whether you’re moving furniture to a new home, or across the room, always remember to lift rather than pull. Dragging can stretch and damage leather and fabric upholstery.