Short guide to stain removal
If you have got stains on the sofa, you can follow this guide:
- Allow plenty of time to clean the sofa - approx. 1 hour
- Start by vacuuming the sofa very thoroughly The entire seating surface must be treated if you have many stains and want to avoid streaks
- Dip with soda water on lint-free cloths Dip with soap suds whipped from soda water and colorless washing-up liquid Dip with clean soda water - twist the cloth up and repeat the process many times
- Dip dry with lint-free cloths If the stain is stubborn: Sprinkle a thick layer of potato flour on the wet/moistened stain/seat surface before dabbing it dry, and let it sit for 3-4 days. Vacuumed away.
- Clean, lukewarm water can also be used instead of sparkling water if your water is low in calcium. If you have limescale in the water, there may be streaks on your fabric sofa. So use sparkling water if you have it.
Otherwise, the entire seating surface must be treated to avoid edges.
You can read more at www.kvadrat.dk, which also has various guides. If the stain is impossible, or if you don't have time, you can have the sofa professionally cleaned.
Cleaning of furniture fabric
If you want to maintain the appearance of the furniture fabric and extend the life of the furniture, regular cleaning is essential. Dust and dirt can promote wear and eventually also change the color of the fabric. Dust and dirt also contribute to a poor indoor climate. So it is important to clean your furniture every week.
Vacuum the sofa to avoid stains
We recommend frequent vacuuming of your sofa. Especially if you have children and/or eat on the sofa. Vacuum the sofa 1-2 times a week when you vacuum the floor anyway. Use the soft brush that comes with most vacuum cleaners. Vacuum at half strength if it's easier.
If your sofa can be taken apart, vacuum between the modules in between. It is also a good idea to tap all surfaces and vacuum in the meantime. When your furniture is clean and dust-free, it is harder for dirt to stick. In this way, you also avoid permanent stains when the accident is over.
Remove stains from your fabric sofa as soon as possible. Then they are much easier to remove, and your sofa will stay nice and last for many years.
Discoloration of sofa fabric
Be aware that all fabric is susceptible to discoloration, regardless of its color. The light fabric types are, however, more susceptible than the dark ones. This means that your furniture can be discolored by strongly colored substances such as a new pair of cowboy pants or a red skirt. If you want to avoid this, we recommend that you pay extra attention or put a blanket on the seat if there is a risk of discolouration.
Remove stains from fabric sofas
If there is a stain, quick action is essential to achieve the best result. You must set aside plenty of time for the stain removal, as it may require a number of repetitions. The stains must be treated differently, depending on whether it is a stain from thin or thick liquid. Always remember to dab the fabric clean. Never rub, as it wears down your furniture unnecessarily.
You will need the following to remove stains:
- A vacuum cleaner with a brush
- Lint-free cloths without colour
- Danish water without citrus (lukewarm water without lime can also be used)
- Mild washing-up liquid without colour
- potato flour