If you like bold statements when styling your home, but don’t want to overdo a bright colour palette, a white, cream or neutral sofa is the perfect centrepiece for your living room (we have our eye on the Chessington and the Windsor). Unfortunately, people assume that lighter coloured sofas can be more difficult to keep clean. Well on our most recent episode of Sofa Club TV, we let you in on 4 simple and easy ways to clean your sofa (Sofa Club style!) Watch below and have a read of some of our further tips underneath!
Use a handheld vacuum Use a fabric softener spray Use an upholstery brush Use a throw for pets and animals
Further tips on how to clean your sofa...
Use a slipcover
One of the reasons that sofas are so notoriously difficult to clean is that the body of the sofa is far too big to put in the wash. Get around this problem by having a separate cover, which can easily be removed and washed. If you’re extra conscious about making sure your sofa stays in the best condition, keep multiple slipcovers on-hand to be swapped in and out if there’s a stain.
Treat the fabric
All it takes is a tiny drop of juice or red wine for a beautiful light coloured sofa to be ruined. Luckily, fabrics can be treated to prevent these stains before they happen. Treat your fabric with a stain guard and watch spills and stains bounce straight off. These are available online or you can get your fabrics treated professionally.
Time is of the essence when sofas are involved so it’s a good idea to have an emergency stain kit ready for when the inevitable spill happens. Be sure to keep an upholstery spot cleaner on hand at all times, as well as a clean cloth and some water. These can be kept in a small container and pulled out quickly if there was a worst case scenario.
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.