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Care for your home upholstery

Do you want to keep your home furnishings and upholstery as good as new forever? Here's how you can do that without much trouble.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2011 14:33 IST

Do you want to keep your home furnishings and upholstery as good as new forever? Here's how you can do that without much trouble.



1

Avoid washing

: Dry cleaning is a better option to clean upholstery and curtain, as washing causes rapid wear and tear posing higher risk of shrinkage.



2

Fade fear

: If you buy curtains and other home furnishings of the same fabric, always have them all cleaned together with the same dry cleaner. Otherwise they may fade in different proportions.



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3

Be stain safe

: Champagne stains on your furnishings disappear after being blotted from the fabric. However, the residual sugar content is at work in your garment. Left unattended over a period of time, a yellow or brown stain will appear.



4

React immediately

: Deal with stained clothes as quickly as possible. Stains left unattended may develop and damage the fabric. Rubbing natural fabrics may result in permanent removal of the dye that becomes more apparent after dry cleaning.



5

Water worry

: Water stains on your upholstery and curtains should be immediately dried with a blow dryer. Damp


fabric gets damaged easily and is difficult to restore it to its original condition.



(With inputs from Esther Lennaerts, Executive Chairperson, Pressto)