Upholstery Care 101

Here are some simple tips to keep your upholstery looking its very best:

1. Periodically flip the cushions as this helps to divide wear evenly.

2. Vacuum your upholstery at least once a week to keep dirt and dust particles from settling into the fibers.

3. Protect your upholstery from excessive sunlight as it can cause color loss over time.

4. Clean up spills immediately to avoid permanent damage.

Note: Be careful which products you use on your upholstery as some can cause permanent staining or color loss.

Purple chair with book

How to Maintain Your Outdoor Furniture Part 1-Wicker

Even though most outdoor fabrics are quite durable, they still require regular maintenance to prevent hastened deterioration. Most outdoor furniture can be cleaned with soap and water. It is best not to use abrasive cleaning agents as this can damage the furniture. Since there are so many types of outdoor furniture, we will address specific cleaning recommendations one material at a time in the next series of posts. It’s important to keep in mind these are just suggestions and you should always read the tags on your furniture pieces prior to cleaning and test in a non-conspicuous spot.

🔹 Part 1: Wicker: Wicker furniture can be cleaned quite easily. Simply remove the cushions and spray it down with a hose. If it is still dirty it can be washed using a sponge, a mild soap, and cold water. It is best to store the cushions inside during the winter months and keep the frames covered.

How to Maintain Outdoor Upholstery Wicker