Got a beautiful new buy for your living room? Why not give it a little kiss next time you have a sit. That’s right, your sofa needs love too! We’ve collected 3 handy tips and tricks on how to make sure your soft and snugly friend will continue to give you *the best* warm cuddles all winter! Take it from the experts, you get what you give!
Gently wipe the surface down Stop right there, gradual staining! All sorts of nasties in the air and on dirty fingers settle on fabric. Overtime grime can work its way into the material of the sofa and unfortunately you can’t just chuck it in the washing machine. Every week, use a clean cloth and wipe around all sides of the sofa. Depending on the type of fabric your sofa’s made of you may be better off with a damp or dry cloth.
Vacuum As much as we try and avoid munching biscuits on the sofa, sometimes we just can’t resist. And even if we do somehow manage to avoid the dreaded crumbs, somehow bits of dirt still magic their way into the cracks and curves of the sofa! Use the gentle and soft end of the vacuum on a low setting, otherwise you risk damaging or even discolouring more sensitive fabrics! Lift back cushions and flabs of fabric and take special care to focus on collections of dust and dirt in seams.
3. Prevent stains as they happen There’s nothing worse than watching, as if the whole world is in slow motion, a wine glass tip and wine splash all over the sofa! But don’t panic, it may not all be lost. As quickly as you can soak up any excess liquid that hasn’t soaked up into the fabric, make sure to remove any pieces you can to stop any spread to other parts of the sofa. The quicker you clean the area the better the chances of avoiding a stain, but always make sure to use the correct cleaning fluid for the fabric, otherwise you risk making it even worse!
Who said gold and silver can’t shine together? ...
Castelan Fabric Protection
Castelan Fabric Protection has been tried and tested and will give you the best chance of removing stains
from your sofa. From spillages, natural oils or ink marks, don't panic, Castelan Fabric Protection will take
care of it.
The Care Plan includes a £50 cleaning kit
So What's Covered?
Drink spills such as coffee or red wine
Acidic and corrosive liquid such as vinegar and lemon juice
Food such as sauces or litle sticky fingers
Ink such as biros, felt tip and permanent marker and paint
Accidental dye transfer from jeans or newspaper
Make-up, hair wax, or nail polish
Oil-based stains such as grease or tar
Adhesives and glues
Bleaches and other household cleaning products
Bodily fluids such as blood or vomit (not nice but good to know!)
One-off pet damage (not as a result of build-up)
Burns caused by cigarettes
Rips and tears caused by keys and belt buckles
Scratches caused by jewellery
Textile Cleaner - is a very efficient cleaner for general soiling, perspiration
and fatty stains.
Resistant Stain Cleaner - is a product designed for cleaning resistant stains
like marker, ballpoint pen, lipstick, make-up products, shoe polish and wax.
Stain Away - will clean most fresh stains and soiling from textile surfaces. It
is a water-based product that penetrates into the surface to clean without harming your textiles.
Use it with a synthetic sponge.
Textile cleaning cloth and a sponge
You can read full details HERE, which also
tells you what's NOT covered by this Care Plan.