Sofas put up with a lot, whether we’re kicking our feet up after a long day, snuggling up with a loved one and a good movie, or sharing laughs with a group of friends. Unfortunately, this means they are prone to spills, stains, and general wear and tear from frequent use. But don’t fret! With these sofa care tips, you’ll be able to continue to enjoy your lounge suite for years to come.
Deal with Stains Quickly
If you spill something, you need to act fast for the best chance of avoiding a permanent stain. Use a cold, damp cloth to blot up as much liquid as possible, working from the outside in. With liquid stains, remember—blot, don’t rub! By taking immediate action, you should avoid any lingering nasty marks.
Try a stain remover if the stain persists through all that blotting, such as our Ink, Oil and Grease Spot Remover. This stain remover is purpose-built to tackle those stubborn stains that are unavoidable throughout the lifetime of your couch. Apply the solution to the problem area, let it work its magic for a few minutes, then rinse with a small amount of cold water, remembering to blot, not rub.
Regularly Vacuum Your Sofa
Through consistent use, pet hair, popcorn kernels, and all other household nasties find their way into the nooks and crannies of your couch, waiting to shame you the next time you drop your keys between the cushions. Make a few extra dollars and avoid grimy keys by vacuuming your sofa regularly. Regularly vacuuming your couch significantly increases its life expectancy, as crumbs and other dirt can rub against the fabric and gradually wear away the material.
Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure
Our sofas don’t wish to enjoy the sun quite as much as we do; in fact, it can be quite damaging. Direct sunlight can cause noticeable fading of any material but is particularly detrimental to leather. So, it is crucial to minimise sun exposure where possible. If your living room allows, try to rotate your sofa from time to time to allow for even wear.
How to Approach Leather
Your approach to a leather couch needs to be a little different to fabric sofas. To avoid cracking in the leather topcoat, wipe it with a damp cloth to remove dirt and grime. Apply a leather protector such as our Care Kits Leather Protection Cream every three to six months to prevent the leather from drying out and protect against stains.
Take Care of Your Sofa with Target Furniture
With these sofa care tips, you can continue to enjoy your lounge suite for many years to come. If you’ve come across these care tips too late and your couch is already too far gone, don’t despair! Target furniture has an extensive range lounge suites to redefine your living space and Multi-Care Kits to keep it looking brand-new.