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How to maintain a sofa with velvet upholstery fabric?

Incredibly used through tradition and interiors, velvet has been a timeless textile for producing stylish upholstery masterpieces. It can be a bit nerve-racking because of the courses written on how to take care of the material. Some might feel it may be too exaggerated on how to deal with. The fact is, it’s the contrary of what we know and here are the truths to dispel all rumours regarding the practical option in maintaining velvet.

Velvet furniture cloth is tough and heavy-duty which brand it flawless for covering chairs, sofas, and bedrails. Here's what to consider for velvet couch cleaning. If the material permits, stains can be steam cleaned, treated with dry cleaning solvent or blotted with suds. When the fabric is clean and dry, smooth it in the way of the pile using a soft brush.

Velvet Sofa Upholstery Fabric

Velvet upholstered furniture that is heavily used is ideally vacuumed once a week and treated with soft bristled brush or clothes brush in the direction of the nap of the fabric if stained. Simply mix a small quantity of dish soap or upholstery solution and water until it turns foamy, then soak the cloth in the mixture and apply it gently to the stain. At Yorkshire Fabric Shop we can make velvets to be stain repellent, so when you spill liquid the material won’t absorb leaving you time to soak it up.

The fabric is actually hard-wearing and its colour doesn’t easily fade away. But velvet is prone to water damage, one of the reasons for this is using hard water due to the mineral deposit it possesses. It is advisable to use lukewarm distilled water to avoid harms when cleaning. Better yet use some stain repellent on the fabric if the sofa is prone to spills and unpleasant blemishes. This way you can simply damp a towel on it to absorb the liquid.

Mild soap and baking soda is also a wise choice. Just pour a cup of gentle detergent and two tablespoons of baking soda in a basin until it is sudsy. Moderately rub the solution to the stained part with a cloth then use a hairdryer to parch the area as you continuously brush it lightly in the natural way of the textile.

You’ll experience that as velvet piece aged, the pile often disrupts its natural course or becomes what experts call “bruised.” Don’t fret, over time the mass will return back to its normal state, or you can gently steam it to smooth it out. I’ve seen the worse status of a neglected velvet couch being restored to its natural beauty. Don’t let rumours break your spirit of having this lavish material in your furniture. In such a possible situation for the fabric, sheer patience and determination are more than enough to maintain a well-loved velvet sofa.

Maintain Velvet Upholstery Fabric

You can visit Yorkshire Fabric Shop in person to guide you with this chore and introduce the best velvet textiles that you can use for your sofa and how to properly maintain it. We’d be more than happy to enlighten you about this sophisticated choice. Browse all our velvet fabrics here


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