You try to stave off the first stains as long as you can, but it’s inevitable: something messy is going to land on that new chair or sofa. However, unlike that first heart-breaking paint scratch on your shiny new car door, quick action can usually make first and subsequent upholstery-stain boo-boos virtually disappear!
Keep in mind if you purchased the Guardsman Furniture Protection Plan you will need to call them (800) 253-3957 before attempting any of the cleaning suggestions below.
Next time you’re visiting with us at one of our Grand locations, speak with one of our representatives about our Guardsman Furniture Cleaning Products. These products help protect and enhance the natural beauty of your furniture.
Fine wood furniture surfaces require special care to look their sleek and beautiful best. Here are a few dos and don’ts for bringing out that healthy shine.
Leather upholstery is a great investment that will provide you with many years of comfortable enjoyment. With the right care, leather improves with age, providing many years of enjoyable use.
As durable as it is, though, leather is not immune to damaging accidents or injuries. With proper care, leather can outlast fabric upholstery by four to one, with the added advantage of improving with age, becoming more appealing to both the touch and the eye.
To preserve the beauty and longevity of your upholstered furniture, a little periodic care and maintenance can help prolong the lifespan of your purchase.
Know your fabric. The tag on the underside of your upholstered furniture is coded with a letter, which determines your best method of stain removal. Your favorite Grand associate will be happy to unlock your sofa’s code for you. Here are some common cleaning codes and cleaning methods:Code S Care Method
To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean using a mild water-free solvent or dry cleaning product. Clean only in a well-ventilated room and avoid any product containing carbon tetrachloride which is highly toxic. Pretest small area before proceeding. Cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service only is recommended.Code W Care Method
Use water base upholstery cleaner only.
Code WS Care Method To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, with a mild solvent, an upholstery shampoo, or the foam from a mild detergent. When using a solvent or dry cleaning product, follow instructions carefully and clean only in a well ventilated room. Avoid any product which is highly toxic. With either method, pretest a small area before proceeding. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached.Code XS Care Method
Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust or grime. Water-based foam cleaners or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking, staining or distortion of the surface pile and therefore should not be used. A word of caution on cleaning: never remove cushion covers or arm caps for separate cleaning. It may destroy the backing, cause shrinking and color changes.Code SW Care Method
Spot clean with upholstery shampoo, foam from a mild detergent, or mild dry cleaning solvent. Pretest a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Do not saturate. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance. Hot water extraction or steam cleaning is not a recommended cleaning method. Cushion casings should not be removed and laundered or dry cleaned. To prevent overall soiling, frequent vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to remove dust and grime is recommended. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove spilled material. Clean spots or stains from the outside to the middle of affected area to prevent circling. Use a professional when an overall soiled condition has been reached.
Mattresses can be a large investment and hopefully one that will last for many years to come. In order to extend the life of your mattress we recommend taking these steps in keeping your mattress protected.