The following five tips for cleaning suede furniture will ensure that your suede furniture stays new looking and in good quality for many years to come.
Furniture is incredibly expensive in this day and age and it is important that we look after it to the best of our abilities.
Once you have spent money on a couch or a chair, whether it is made out of suede or not, you will want to ensure that it stays looking good. It is depressing and frustrating to know that you have spent money on something that looks bedraggled, old and damaged.
Once your furniture begins to look old, dirty and worn out, you will probably want to start looking for replacements. However, the money that you will be spending on new furniture could have gone into your savings or been spent on something else if you had looked after your furniture properly and kept it nice.
Five tips for cleaning suede furniture
Suede is a type of leather upholstery and as such, it can get very dirty, watermarked and damaged very easily. Children, animals and water damage are some of the most common factors that result in damage and dirt.
A nice throw kept over the couch will keep your furniture safe from children, animals and spills during every day use and you will be able to simply throw it in the wash when it gets too dirty.
When you have guests over, you can simply pull of the throws and display your sparkling furniture underneath.
However, if your couch does get dirty, the following five tips will help you to keep your suede furniture as clean and new looking as possible:
Tip#1: Use the right tools
Suede is a delicate upholstery and as such you should definitely use the right tools wherever possible. A napping brush or special leather cloth are the best tools to use.
You can find these tools at any good furniture stores.
Tip#2: Clean gently
Because suede is so easily damaged, it is incredibly important that you clean the dirty areas carefully and with light strokes. You do not want to cause more damage with cleaning!
Apply light pressure and use gentle strokes, and resist the temptation to rub hard over areas where the dirt does not seem to be coming off. Instead, try gentle strokes from different directions to remove tough marks and stains.
Tip #3: Clean in all directions
The nap of the suede moves around so it is important that you use strokes that clean in every direction to ensure that you get rid of all of the dirt from either direction.
Again, remember to clean gently and use soft strokes as all direction cleaning can be damaging to the suede furniture.
Tip #4: Clean up as soon as the mess has been made
To avoid liquids and other mess soaking into your suede furniture and potentially staining it, it is a good idea to clean up spills and mess as soon as they happen. Once there has been a spillage, no matter what the substance is, get your cleaning tools and mop it up immediately.
Tip #5: Use a waterproofing substance to protect your suede furniture
A good waterproofing substance used regularly will help to protect your furniture from stains, water marks or liquid damage.