Caring for your sofa – some Top Tips
Maintaining your sofa
We’re very proud of the quality, design and craftsmanship that goes into every G Plan Vintage model and recommend that the TLC continues once it’s taken its place in your home. We understand that the odd spillage is inevitable, so in order for everyone to relax and enjoy it to the full, follow our top tips to keep your sofa looking smart for years to come.
Caring for your sofa
There are a few simple things you can do regularly to make sure your sofa is kept in the best condition possible, such as plumping cushions and lightly running a vacuum over the upholstery once a week to keep dust at bay, ensuring the mid-century inspired colours stay fresh and vibrant. Show wood features are best cleaned with a soft damp cloth. Although furniture polish will not harm the wood, we would recommend avoiding it as it may mark the fabric cover on your sofa or chair.
Direct sunlight can cause fading, so try to protect your upholstery where possible by carefully considering its position within your room and by drawing curtains and blinds when necessary. Make the most of scatter cushions and throws, which will also give added interest and personality to your space.
Avoid perching on the arms of furniture and try to prevent children from jumping on sofas, as this can cause damage to the cushion covers and seat platforms. Also, be careful not to sit on the sofa with heavily soiled or non-colourfast clothes, and avoid leaving newspapers on the sofa as the ink can stain. Special care should be taken with sharp-edged objects, and if there is ever a loose thread, simply trim with sharp scissors.
How to clean a fabric sofa
Leaping into action as soon as a spillage occurs will reduce the likelihood of permanent staining. Our quick reference checklist will help you deal with those common spillages that may occur in your home.
• Scoop up as much of the spillage as possible with a spoon or blunt palette knife.
• Work towards the middle of the spillage to contain it and prevent spreading the stain.
• Without rubbing, soak up any liquids with a clean cloth, towel or kitchen paper.
• Gently blot the spillage using a damp (not wet) cloth with warm clean water, again no rubbing!
Armed with these top tips you can have peace of mind that your G Plan Vintage furniture will stand the test of time, just as the iconic designs have done, and give you many years of stylish comfort.