Upholstery Care

Upholstery Care and Cleaning DIY Guide in Auckland

For many homeowners, upholstery has been often equal to a good investment. A simple couch alone can be pretty expensive. Likewise, specially designed shades or blinds give an attraction to the home. Indeed, it should be kept in its best condition.

Residential & Commercial Upholstery Cleaning Service

Your furniture means a lot to you, so why not call a professional like Steam ‘n’ Dry Upholstery Cleaning Auckland Services?

Now and again, you probably notice a spot on your furniture and tackle it using a household upholstery cleaning service, right? It’s quick, easy, and most of the time, it’s pretty helpful to cover up unsightly stains on your furniture.

The hot steam cleaning service is better than soaps or other cleaning agents. It is applied to the upholstery via low-pressure spray, loosening embedded dirt and cleaning the material, removing germs and bacteria. The emulsified soil is then disposed of, leaving just the extraction water, which dries quickly and without any residue.

Call Steam ‘n’ Dry Upholstery Cleaning Auckland Services today! We’ll be happy to pick up your furniture or clean it in your home, depending on your circumstances and the type of upholstery. Steam ‘n’ Dry Upholstery Cleaning Auckland works with leather, faux leather and suede. As well as linens, cotton, and every other fabric imaginable in South Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland.

General Upholstery Care Guidelines

  • Keep upholstered furniture away from direct sunlight to avoid fading—the essential upholstery care to remember.
  • Vacuum furniture as often as possible. Even if your upholstery does not see much use, the abrasive action of dirt and dust particles can wear the fibres. For high-use upholstery, it is good to beat the cushions frequently. Then vacuum and rotate them.
  • Damp dust arms and headrest areas with a cleaning solution to prevent body oil accumulation on the upholstery fabric. Be sure to follow the manufactures recommendation as to the type of upholstery cleaning solution to use.
  • Avoid placing newspapers directly on upholstery since the ink will accumulate and is difficult to remove. Never cover your upholstery with dark-coloured blankets or sheets. The dyes can rub off your upholstery when dry or bleed when wet.
  • Avoid the use of dyes, paints, inks, and nail polish on or around your upholstery since these substances can and will alter the colour of your upholstery. It has caused a permanent stain or discolouration.
  • Never remove cushion covers for dry cleaning or machine washing, even with zippers.
  • The periodic professional cleaning will keep soil accumulation from marring the beauty of your upholstery.

Everyday Upholstery Care

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions and use the products they recommend.
  • Try to plump and turn cushions daily. Some pillows lose their volume naturally over time. Daily plumping will help them last longer.
  • Remove dust weekly with your vacuum’s upholstery or drape attachment. Try to avoid brushing fabric covers as that can damage the pile.
  • Have fixed cover fabric suites professionally cleaned at least once a year?
  • Make sure all covers on loose cover suites are cleaned at the same time to prevent colour variations.
  • If you spill something on your upholstery, blot up the excess immediately. Try to avoid detergents that may damage the fabric. If you have any doubts about how to care for your furniture, seek the help of upholstery cleaning service professionals.

Making It Last

  • Try to keep your furniture away from direct heat or air conditioning.
  • Light affects the colour of fabrics and leather. Therefore, avoid overexposure to sunlight if you don’t want your furniture to fade.
  • Open and close recliner mechanisms with care and never force them.
  • To keep leather sofas looking new, regularly wipe them with a slightly damp cotton cloth and a mild soap.
  • Try not to leave newspapers lying on your suit. The ink can stain the cover.
  • If you have a light-coloured suit, consider that colour from denim jeans or non-colour fast dark clothing can transfer to your furniture. It can cause discolouration.

Taking care of upholstery should be an integral part of your daily cleaning schedule. If neglected, then there’s a strong possibility that the fabric may get damaged or stained so severely that it might become impossible to fix it.

More here: Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning Tips

Call the Experts from Steam ‘n’ Dry Upholstery Care and Cleaning Auckland Services on 0800 783-266


Experienced, researched and written by Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 35 years of disinfecting and upholstery cleaning Auckland services experience.

Last Updated: 14/04/2022

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