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Upholstery Fabric Care | Cleaning

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 1:05 PM

When delivering re-upholstered furniture, we are often asked about how to care for the new fabric.  While we generally recommend a professional cleaning service, in some instances that is not possible nor desirable.  So we've linked to a care and cleaning article published by Duralee Fabrics - one of our fabric providers - for your reference.


Fabric Care Instructions

In just about every case, it is professional treat stains in order to minimize undesirable consequences. But for those clients who insist on tackling the job themselves, here are some general guidelines to follow:

  •     Vacuum or brush away loose dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabric.
  •     Clean up spills and stains right away. The longer soil and stains stay on the fabric, the harder they are to remove.
  •     Quickly blot up stains or spills with an absorbent cloth, facial tissue or sponge. Be careful not to rub the stain deeper into the fabric. If the spill is solid or semi-solid (like butter or ketchup), remove the excess by gently lifting it with a dull knife.
  •     Often, gentle blotting will remove all traces, but if the stain cannot be removed completely by blotting, use the appropriate spot cleaning technique.


Read the rest of the Fabric Care Instructions from Duralee


Thanks for visiting!  Hope it helps.


 The furniture workshop of JH Conklin & Co. refinishes and upholsters furniture for people throughout the Philadelphia Metro area, South New Jersey, Delaware and the southern shore areas.  The workshop also provides custom window treatment and fabric resources.

By James Conklin



Categories: Furniture Upholstery, Resources