4 Ways on How to Keep Upholstered Furniture Clean

by | Aug 2, 2021 | Blog

Upholstered furniture over time will begin to show signs of wear and tear. Whether there has been an accumulation of dust, oils or stains – it is something to be expected. There are, however, plenty of measures you can take to ensure that your upholstered furnishings stay as fresh and clean for the longest possible time.

At Clean Shield, we are specialists when it comes to giving upholstered furniture a new lease of life. There are certain practices that we believe, you can do to keep your furnishing looking great. That is why we have put together this helpful guide to give you all the advice you may need.

Here is our list of recommended practices to keep your upholstered furniture clean!


Switch and turn the cushions

As simple as it may sound, regularly switching and turning your cushions round will help reduce the build-up of dirt in one spot. It will also allow even distribution of wear and tear over time.

Although this step is practical in the short term, there will be noticeable build-up over time. This will mean that your upholstered furnishing will most likely require some further cleaning to get it looking new again. This may also be the right time to call in a professional cleaning company that can help.


Clean spillages and stains

As soon as you notice a stain, or spill something that could stain – clean it! Leaving any form of spillage on your upholstered furnishing will most likely cause a long-lasting stain which will be hard to remove in the future.

Refrain from rubbing any stains with a towel instead, you should blot with a towel gently. We also recommend you only use reliable and trusted cleaning solutions for the stain. Be sure to read the instructions on the back of the product and always practice on an area that isn’t in plain sight.


Position furnishings appropriately

Ensuring that your furnishings are positioned in the right place may seem slightly odd, however, there is a reason why this should be done. Believe it or not but, excess exposure to direct sunlight can have a damaging effect on upholstered furniture.

Be sure to position your upholstered furniture in an area that means they are not exposed to direct light for long periods of time. This will help keep its colour and reduce the chances of fraying.


Invest in fabric protectors

A good fabric protector will help keep your upholstery looking at its best. There are plenty of options out there that will help provide further protection against water, soil and mildew.

Of course, we do still recommend that you clean any stains as they occur to help reduce the likelihood of permanent staining.


Of course, we appreciate that you may feel as though an expert is required to get your upholstered furnishing looking new again. You may also feel as though the task at hand may require more time than you have available. That is where we at Clean Shield can help.

We have a dedicated team who are brilliant at transforming tired-looking upholstered furnishing into fabulously clean furniture to be proud of! We also have a variety of other services available, as we believe we can utilise our expertise across a variety of situations and industries.

If you would like us to help transform your upholstered furnishings, please feel free to contact us today.


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