4 Simple Ways to Maintain your Sofa Covers
by LILY YAO on Oct 26, 2022
When you buy the sofa cover you love, you do it to guarantee the beauty and comfort of your chair. However, as you will soon realize, you also need to care for the cover. Without proper care, the lovely cover you chose to protect your chair; might not last very long.
However, with the right strategy and decent care, you can keep the cover in good shape, ensuring the long-term safety of your sofa. You'll need to maintain it to preserve color and texture.
1. Clean the sofa covers regularly:
The sofa is the most used furniture item in any house. Every family member uses it and sometimes even our fluffy family members use it too. This means that ours sofa covers can get rather grubby pretty quickly! Dust, spills and crumbs can quickly accumulate on sofas, creating a grimy surface that looks worn and if left for long becomes difficult to clean. Cleaning your sofas regularly will help to keep them looking clean and new.
So how do you clean a sofa?
The best way to clean most sofa covers is with a damp cloth. Use a microfibre cloth to avoid leaving behind any lint. First, check the care label on your sofa to see if there are any specific instructions for cleaning. You can usually find this label on the underside of a cushion or in the sofa’s crevice. It's worth checking with your fabric manufacturer if you cannot find a label and keeping a note of the cleaning instructions. If there are no specific instructions, dampen your cloth with cool water and gently wipe down the surface of your sofa. If you need to use a cleaner, be sure to test it on an inconspicuous area of your sofa before using it on the entire piece. Avoid using any cleaners that contain bleach, as this can damage and discolour your sofa covers.
Follow these steps to safely wash your Coziero Cover:
Ready the slipcover for washing.
Step 1: Clean up any pet hair and dirt particles using a lint roller with the sofa cover still on the sofa.
Step 2: Remove the slipcover from the sofa.
Step 3: Use a vacuum cleaner to suck up any micro dirt or dust on the sofa that may have accumulated.
Step 4: Set the washing machine to use cold water and a mild laundry detergent product in a gentle cleaning sequence.
After, you can throw it in the dryer or let it air dry. If you resort to using a dryer, ensure you set it to low heat. You want to prevent the slipcover from shrinking and higher temperatures may shrink the material. Allow the slipcover to dry completely before placing it back on your sofa.
2. Vacuum the sofa regularly:
In addition to using a damp cloth to clean the slipcover, make sure to vacuum the sofa at least once a week. If your family spends a lot of time on the couch, it's important to dust the slipcovers and corners regularly once a week. Cleaning the sofa regularly can effectively prevent infectious skin diseases.
3. Fluff up sofa cushions:
Over time, sofa cushions can become flat and lumpy. Fluffing up the cushions on a regular basis will help to keep them looking full and plump. In addition to plumping them you should rotate the sofa cushions too. If your sofa has removable cushions, rotating them each time you plump the cushions will help to distribute wear and tear evenly, prolonging the life of your sofa.
4.Blot spills immediately:
Some fabrics come with a water or spill proof coating but not all of them. Either way, tending to a spillage as quickly as possible will result in less staining or damage to your sofa covers. Try not to rub a stain as it can spread the spillage and result in unsightly discolouration. Instead spot clean the stain and once cleaned blot the area carefully with a paper towel to soak up any excess moisture.