General Upholstery Care
Because dust and dirt cause upholstery to wear faster, we
recommend vacuuming as needed with an upholstery attachment.
Flip, rotate and fluff reversible cushions regularly to ensure
even wear and increase longevity.
Feather and down cushions, much like down comforters or pillows,
need to be fluffed more frequently to restore their loft.
Tight, attached seat and back cushions will stretch and wrinkle
with use. You can easily restore their appearance by smoothing
the surface and tucking excess upholstery into the sides of the
seat or back with your hand.
To minimize fading, we recommend placing your upholstered pieces
where they won't be exposed to direct sunlight.
An periodic professional cleaning will keep your upholstery
looking its best.
Fabric Spot Cleaning
IF you purchased a fabric protection warranty for the item, please
just blot off the stain, and then immediatly call the fabric
protection company care number listed on your warranty or the
websites below, BEFORE you start cleaning the spot on your own.
For persistent stains and overall cleaning, contact an in-home
professional upholstery cleaning company. Reference your
fabric's cleaning code. If you do not know the
cleaning code or type of fibers in the fabric, we may be able to
help on recently purchased items. Call us at
For spot cleaning, use a clear cleaning product that corresponds
with your fabric's cleaning code. Test any cleaner in an
inconspicuous area first. Never use spot cleaners containing
bleach or alcohol.
Do not dry clean or machine wash cushion casings as it may
damage the fabric, backing or stitching.
You'll get the best results if you treat stains immediately.
Blot up as much of the spill as possible with a clean, dry,
white cloth. Don't rub!
Apply a small amount of cleaner to a clean paper towel. Avoid
oversaturation which can damage the fabric backing or upholstery
Blot the stain with a clean, dry, white cloth,
not to the fabric which will
just dissolve the stain into the fabric. Blot
off the stain material from the outer edge to the center of the
Continue to apply paper towels wetted with cleaner sparingly and
blot until the stain no longer transfers onto the cloth. This
may take several attempts.
When you have removed as much of the stain as possible, blot any
remaining cleaner from the fabric.
Fabric Cleaning Code Guide
Unfortunately, fabric cleaning codes only identify the
type of cleaner that is least likely to damage the fabric,
they do not tell you what type of cleaning solvent will be needed to
dissolve the specific material that is on the fabric.
cleaners such as an art gum eraser are best at removing light
surface dust dirt, but should be applied lightly to avoid roughing
up the fabric.
Clear water based detergent cleaners are best at removing ground in
dirt, organic stains, or non greasy stains, but will also lift some
oil based stains.
Clear petroleum solvents such as paint thinner or dry cleaning
solvent are best for removing heavy grease stains or paint products.
Fingernail polish or lacquer stains will require fingernail polish
remover or lacquer thinner, which should be used very carefully and
not be applied to flocked fabrics.
Denatured alcohol is best for removing most ink stains.
If you do need to remove a non-recommended cleaner to get out a
particular stain - 1. apply the solvent only to the cleaning
cloth, not the fabric, and keep
the area treated as small as possible. 2. if the stain
is on a zipped cushion, unzip the cushion and put a pad of absorbent
paper towels etc. directly under the spot so any solvent or stain
that soaks through the fabric will be absorbed into the pad.
Standard Fabric cleaning codes-
S = Solvent. Use only water-free, pure cleaning solvents.
The fabric probably contains natural fibers which may shrink or
change texture if soaked with water or water based cleaners, or
may be subject to dye bleeding if wet.
W = Water. Use only water-based upholstery cleaning products.
The fabric probably has a latex backing applied at the mill to
help it hold its shape, and to hold seams, or is a laminated or
flocked fabric. Use of strong petroleum based
solvents or oil based cleaners such as Citrus oils or nail
polish remover may dissolve the adhesive and result in
delaminated areas or loss of seam strength.
SW = Solvent or Water. Use of pure cleaning solvents or
water-based cleaning products is probably OK, but always
pretest, and clean carefully and progressively as needed.
X = Only vacuuming is recommended. So if you
need to use a solvent to clean these fabrics, do it carefully
and always pre-test the solvent on a hidden area of the piece.
Follow the general care and spot cleaning instructions above.
For overall cleaning, we recommend professional dry cleaning.
Always clean the entire slipcover to prevent color variations
and ensure even wear.
Make sure to close all zippers and fasten Velcro® before