Upholstered

Caffreys_upholestered

UPHOLSTERED
Care for upholstered furniture by vacuuming or lightly brushing. Maintain fabrics by keeping them away from direct sunlight. Rotate and flip cushions for even wear. The nap of high pile fabrics such as velvets may become crushed or lose its original pile height. We recommend light steaming to lift the pile to its original height. The fabric should also be brushed with a de-linting brush to maintain its pile.

It’s important to know your fabrics cleaning code. The code will tell you how to properly care for spills and stains. Please contact Caffrey’s if you’re unsure of your cleaning code.

Fabric Cleaning Codes

W Spot clean only with water-based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner. Do Not use solvents to spot clean.
S Spot clean only with a water-free dry cleaning solvent. Do Not saturate. Do Not use water. Pre-test a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding.
SW Spot clean with upholstery shampoo or mild cleaning solvent. Do Not saturate.
X Clean Only by vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic stiff brush. Do Not use any water or solvent-based cleaner.

 

Note: Water based or solvent cleaner may cause discoloration or staining (Always pre-test a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding). We recommend that stained or soiled fabrics be professionally cleaned.

Basic Rules For Spills and Stains

  • When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove spilled material
  • Clean spots or stains from the outside to the middle of the affected area to prevent water marks
  • Always pre-test cleaning products in a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding.

LEATHER
Leather is a soft porous material that is sometimes uncoated and can easily absorb liquids and oily substances. Avoid saturating the leather with lotion or water for a long period of time. Care for leather by occasionally wiping with a dry, clean cloth to prevent dust build-up. Light vacuuming under cushions is also recommended. Maintain leathers by keeping them away from direct sunlight and heating vents. Leathers are a natural, “living” material that breathe and move as they wear. We recommend that stained or soiled leathers be professionally cleaned.

Basic Rules For Spills and Stains

  • When cleaning a spill, blot immediately with a clean white cloth to remove spilled material
  • An area at least twice the size of the stain should be cleaned.
  • Allow the area to dry naturally. The application of heat will cause leather to become hard.
  • Should a stain prove difficult to clean, use distilled water on a lightly damp cloth to blot stain.

SLIPCOVERS
We have some slipcovers that can be machine washed and others than cannot. It is important that you check to see if your slipcovers can be washed or dry cleaned. If dry cleaning is required, please contact a professional dry cleaner in your area. If your slipcover is washable, we recommend the following:
Be careful not to overload the washing machine. Do not wash some parts of the slipcover and not others to prevent color variations. Be sure the seat cushion and back pillow covers are zipped closed before washing to preserve the seam life. Use a mild laundry soap and cold water. Slipcovers should be dried on low heat and returned to the piece slightly damp. Before removing the slipcover for cleaning, look carefully at how the cover is applied so that you can recover the piece correctly.