If you’ve just acquired a new piece of antique furniture, congratulations! It’s tough to find well-preserved antique restorers, and you’ll want to do all that you can to ensure that your piece continues to stand the test of time. Here, we’ll explore what you can do to keep your antique chair, couch, or other piece of furniture looking as good as the day it came into your home.
Caring For Stains
Someone (maybe even you) spilled a drink or some food on your antique furniture — ugh! It’s key that you act quickly. Soak up as much of the liquid as you can as quickly as possible. You may be able to use a damp cloth to introduce some water to dilute the stain. If you notice that the colors of the upholstery are running onto your cloth, it’s best to call a professional to prevent further damage.
Keeping It Tidy
For regular maintenance of your upholstery, you’ll want to gently vacuum the fabric often. Don’t let dust settle into the fabric — make vacuuming your antique furniture a regular part of your cleaning routine. Be sure to vacuum your piece in a pattern (left to right or top to bottom) to avoid disturbing the delicate threads of the upholstery fabric.
Foam It Up
You may also want to use a cleaning foam but be sure to test whether it’s a good fit for your piece by testing in an inconspicuous area first. If you notice that the colors run or that the foam leaves a mark on your furniture, it’s better to leave your regular cleaning to the professionals.
Need To Bring Some Life Back To Your Furniture? We’ve Got You Covered.
If you’ve acquired a new piece of antique furniture and it could use a solid upholstery cleaning, or if you’ve had your antique piece for a while and aren’t sure how to go about cleaning it without damaging the upholstery, we’re here to help. At SteamEx, our pros know how to care for your antique furniture so it will bring you joy for years to come. Reach out to us today for an upholstery cleaning quote.