How to Clean Your Velvet Furniture

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Clean Your Velvet Furniture

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Velvet makes your pieces of furniture more luxurious, more appealing.

However, the only downside is that it is prone to discoloration and wrinkles over time. That’s why velvet requires extra care and attention to look their best.

In most cases, you can clean your velvet furniture at home. However, sometimes you have to opt for a professional.

Here are the ways to clean and maintain your velvet furniture so that they look clean, new and sparkling for years.

First of All, Check the Labels:

Check the label or cleaning instructions to find out what kind of cleaning your velvet furniture requires. Plus, the labels will let you know what the velvet is made out of. Some of the general types of velvet are a polyester blend, crushed velvet, and pure velvet.

If the label has “S” mark on it, it means that it requires dry cleaning, so avoid getting treated it with water or solvents.  “W” mark means that the fabric requires water-based cleaning only. “S-W” stands for both solvent and water-based cleaners. “X” letter indicates that only vacuum is required.

Or it is better if you choose professional cleaning services.

What is needed to Clean Your Velvet Furniture?

To properly clean your velvet furniture, you will require the right tools for the job. Most of them are easily available at home or you can buy.

Remove the Stains:

  • First of all, use clothing brush or line free cloth to remove lint, dirt, and debris accumulated on the fabric. It will prepare the fabric for treatment can remove the dried dirt before spot cleaning. Make sure to access the corners while brushing.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dirt and lint that a brush is not able to remove. Be gentle and don’t be too harsh on the fabric to avoid crushing the pile.
  • Now add 2 tbsp. of baking soda to a ½ cup of lemon juice. Stir it well. You can increase the quantity if there is a larger piece of furniture. Remove the foam created by the reaction of the soda and lemon. Dip the cloth enough to cover the top of it. Make sure to test it in a small area first, like the inner lining to see if it has velvet on it.

Gently work over the stained area until the blotch is removed. Dry it for 3-5 hours.

Applying Protective Coating to Furniture or Accessories:

To avoid new stains, apply a protective coating to furniture. Coating for velvet furniture is available at department stores, furniture stores or you can buy them online. Spray at least 6 inches away from the fabric. Wipe the furniture with a clothing brush or line free cloth to remove mats or creases once the spray dries out. However, it is important to check the care information as protective coating might violate your furniture’s warranty terms.

When to Go for Professional Velvet Furniture Cleaning

If the concerns are beyond your control, you should get your velvet furniture cleaned by a professional. It should be professionally cleaned every six to nine months. It will improve the life expectancy of the fabric’s color and softness.

So these are some DIY tips to clean your velvet furniture. As discussed, you should call professional cleaning services for more detailed cleaning or stubborn stains.

What do you think? Do you like these tips? Or you have your own DIY ideas for the same? Please let us know by commenting below.

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