Tips & Tricks
Hey! Good to see you're doing maintenance, because this is extremely important!
On this page you can read a number of useful tips that will help you on your way.
'Preventive maintenance', yes we know... it sounds very exciting. Fortunately, it's not that bad!
About 95% of all maintenance is preventive, in this case: regular dusting.
When you are busy with the weekly cleaning, it is important that you also take care of the furniture.
Take a clean lint-free cloth, or use the furniture attachment of the vacuum cleaner (the soft brush).
By keeping the surface free of dust, you prevent the premature merging of dust particles and skin oils.
This will keep your upholstery clean and fresh for longer, and future stains will also be much easier to clean.
Tip: if your upholstery is 'wet-cleanable', you can spread a few drops of distilled water (or Puratex® cleaning water) over the cloth/glove. This allows you to catch a lot more dust particles.
Use the recommended maintenance products every six months to keep your furniture upholstery in top shape.
Mind you, this is an average. Do you use your furniture, or part of it, intensively?
Then you can opt to increase the frequency, for example once a quarter.
Check the maintenance advice per collection to see which maintenance products are recommended for your upholstery.
"Oh well, I'll clean it tomorrow...". No! Treat stains as soon as possible. The longer you leave a stain, the more difficult it will be to remove it. This is especially true for stains with colour dyes. Think of coffee, tea, red wine and colour transfer of jeans.
You can read exactly what you can and cannot do on our stain page. If in doubt, send in a photo.
Please mention the type of upholstery, what caused the stain and approximately how long the stain has been there.
Below are a few general tips for all materials, including leather, fabric and woods!
Pet nails damage furniture. Even the best fabrics and the most robust leathers cannot withstand a 'treatment' from our best friends.
Light changes materials! It concerns light with a high UV radiation, such as sunlight. It causes fabric, leather and woods to fade. Therefore, try not to expose furniture to the direct effect of light.
Too much heat is harmful to all types of upholstery. Foam fillings deteriorate in quality due to too much heat. Therefore, never place furniture too close to heat sources. Make sure that there is sufficient space between the floor, radiator and seating, so that the air can circulate properly.
Too high humidity is not good for furniture. For example, if the value is too low, leather dries out. Wood can deform, foam can change. In short, it is important to ensure a healthy living environment for people, animals and furniture. A humidity of 45-55% is recommended for living rooms, the ideal temperature is between 18-21 degrees Celsius.
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