We’re proud to use premium quality fabrics designed for the wear and tear of everyday living, but even these need a little maintenance and care to keep them looking ship-shape.
Firstly, don’t place your fabric furniture in close contact with a heater or direct sunlight to avoid fading and weakening. Don’t sit on it in wet swimmers (chlorine can leave watermarks or cause bleaching) and watch out for sharp items which can scratch and pull your sofa, such as belt buckles and zippers.
The easiest, most effective way to protect your furniture from accidental spills and stains is to treat it with a quality protective product as soon as possible after purchase. We recommend the Guardsman fabric care range (trust us, we’ve tried them all), which is available from our showrooms and online.
Professional on-site cleaning is recommended every 12 to 18 months.
Keep your furniture looking fantastic with a weekly dusting to remove loose particles using a low-suction vacuum with a soft brush attachment.
This will also help minimising pilling – twisted loose fibres on the fabric’s surface – which occurs with time from normal use. Pilling can also be removed with a Fabric Pill Remover, available from haberdashery departments and department stores.
Even with the best protection, spills happen. If they do, put an ultra-absorbent cloth on the spill until all liquid has been absorbed, then allow the fabric to dry naturally.
And remember to avoid vigorous dabbing or rubbing, never soak your fabric furniture, and steer clear of soaps, chemicals, alcohol and detergents not specifically formulated for cleaning furniture fabric.