Keeping Your Light-Colored Fabric Furniture Stain-Free

White Sofa and Glass End Table Against Blue Wall

When you are looking for ways to make your living room feel more open and airy, choosing light-colored consignment furniture to replace your old, dark pieces can do just that. Light-colored fabric furniture can work in nearly any interior design scheme, and is comfortable year-round. Though some people shy away from lighter fabrics because of the potential for stains, there are ways to keep your light-colored fabric furniture looking great for years to come. Read on to learn more!

Stain-Resistant Finishes

As hard as you might try to keep your couch or recliner clean, accidents happen. Food and beverages can spill, and active children may put their muddy shoes on your furniture. Don’t resort to covering your furniture in unsightly plastic! Instead, look into having your consignment furniture professionally treated with stain-resistant finishes. Professional treatments actually penetrate the fabric of the furniture, making them longer-lasting than do-it-yourself methods. Over time and with repeated cleanings, the treatments may wear off, but you will still be protected initially against accidental spills.

Regular Cleaning

Even if you manage to keep food and drink away from your furniture, your light-colored fabric is still susceptible to stains. Dirt, grit, and grime can build up on the arms of couches and seat cushions as time goes on, and may eventually lead to unsightly stains. Before your furniture fabric gets to the point of no return, practice regular cleaning to keep it looking great. Use a vacuum to remove dust and dirt, taking particular care in areas that come into contact with skin. Making furniture cleaning a part of your monthly routine can help prolong the life of your items.

Spot Cleaning

Should spills happen, it’s important to know how to clean them. Remember to blot spills instead of scrubbing, as that can just make the situation worse. Avoid using harsh cleansers, and always test out cleaning products in inconspicuous areas before you use them.

The Home Consignment Center in Sacramento has an incredible selection of fabric furniture that will look great in your home. Call us at (916) 302-4390 to inquire about our current inventory, or come by the store to see for yourself.


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