We can talk about a chair, a sofa or an armchair… Whether they have upholstery in tissue or natural skin, it is important that you know how to clean and treat them properly.
We don’t give you any news by saying that there is furniture with fabric upholstery and another with natural leather upholstery. As they are different materials, they require different care so that their durability is not compromised.
That is why we have gathered some essential care to be taken in each case. By following them, it ensures that, in addition to cleaning the upholstery regularly, you are treating them properly so that they do not get damaged.
Choosing the right furniture, in fabric or in natural leather, is one of the ideas that make a difference in home décor. If, in addition, you also know how to properly treat each of these materials, you will never need to renovate your home furniture again.
Care to be taken with tissue upholstery
Cleaning and washing fabric is simpler than doing it with natural skin. Therefore, it is certain that you will not encounter difficulties during the process. There are several types of washing you can do and there are even some vacuum cleaners that are already prepared to clean upholstery in fabric (and that you can use).
Washing upholstery in fabric can be done in damp, so you just need a cloth (or sponge) moistened in water to clean. It is not advisable to use detergent in the mixture, because it may stain the fabric. Then all you have to do is repeat the process with a dry cloth.
Another of the washes that can be done to upholstery with fabric is dry, and in this case it is advisable to use the help of a specialized company in order not to damage the upholstery.
In any case, both cleanings should be done occasionally, because it is normal that, even without appearing, the fabric upholstery is dirty and needs cleaning.
It is important that you realize that the care to be taken with this material is the same regardless of the colour of the material. This means that you can either do these washes in neutral-toned fabrics or in floral fabrics.
It is also advisable to always have an upholstery brush nearby, which prevents the accumulation of waste and wear of the fabric. When using a brush of the kind, save on the regularity with which it makes the cleanings wet and/or dry which is beneficial for the durability of the fabric.
Care to be taken with upholstery in natural skin
This is a type of material that requires greater care and is done regularly. It is very common to see, for example, sofas in natural leather, which need washing and treatment to be done at least once a week.
The best way to care for natural skin upholstery is to clean them with a damp cloth every week. This prevents the accumulation of residues (such as dust or crumbs) that can even damage the skin.
If you choose to use cleaning products, prefer neutral PH, as the most acidic ones can damage the natural skin as soon as they come into contact with it.
In any case, it is more advisable to stick with water or, then, by blue and white soap such an old product and that it continues to be effective in removing stains. After applying it mixed with water, a dry cloth should be passed to finish cleaning.
As old as the use of natural skin in upholstery is, the truth is that this is a material that continues to be used and is also synonymous with luxurious environments, such as those found, for example, in some famous homes.
There is some extra care you can have on the upholstery in natural skin. As we have already said, this is a material that requires greater attention when compared to the fabric that should, after all, be cleaned regularly.
If you have a piece of natural leather furniture, you can (and should) moisturize the material and even waterproof it. This ensures that nothing damages the material and that it resists the passage of time and the use it takes.
To moisturize the natural skin you just need to apply a little fat cream on a cloth and pass it on to the upholstery entirely something you should do once a year. After moisturizing the natural skin, let it dry and do not sit until all the cream is absorbed.
In order to waterproof the upholstery in natural leather, you must buy products suitable for this purpose, which you find in any speciality store.
With this care, it ensures that, in addition to avoiding damage and tear in tissues or natural skins, materials last longer and do not need replacement anytime soon.