Our Tips for Cleaning and Caring for Upholstered Lounge Chairs

By Maria Rogerson

December 24, 2018Furniture

When you invest in upholstered lounge chairs, you want them to last and look their best for as long as possible. Pets, children and living in general, can take their toll on the look of any upholstered piece, so it’s important to take care of them properly. Nevertheless, that shouldn’t be a daunting chore. As a matter of fact, caring for these pieces of furniture can be really fast and simple, provided that you stay on top of your cleaning habits.

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When looking for lounge chairs for sale, do not compromise on quality as, in most cases, cheaper models also come with a shorter lifespan and are harder to clean. The seat should feel soft to sit on but at the same time, it should offer firm support. Balance is key here – if the seat sinks in too much, you will have a hard time getting out of the chair. If it is too hard, on the other hand, you may start feeling uncomfortable after sitting in it for even a short period of time.

If you are taller, look for a seat that has greater depth and can easily accommodate the length of your legs. If you are shorter or suffer from bad knees, get a chair with a shallower depth. In other words, the lounge chairs for sale that you decide to buy should be comfortable enough for your body type, it should have quality construction, perfectly fit into your interior design and be easy to maintain. In today’s blog post I’ll share some tips and tricks on how to care for your upholstered lounge chairs to keep them in their optimal condition for as long as possible.

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Remove Stains Immediately

Accidents do happen every once in a while, even more so when you have kids. In a situation like that, it’s important not to panic and clean up the mess immediately in order to avoid the spill from soaking into the fabric of your lounge chair. If you spilled coffee or wine, immediately dab the liquid up with a paper towel and clean it with distilled water. Do not rub it! If you are dealing with solid foods, on the other hand, scrape the bits of food off the fabric and use the same process as you would for cleaning coffee or wine.

Vacuum Your Chairs and Be Cautious with Chemicals

Naturally, dust accumulates over time, even more so if you live in an older house. So, to clean your lounge chairs without damaging the fabric, use an upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Set it on low suction and you shouldn’t have any problem getting rid of the dust and debris on it. Instead of using harsh chemicals with bleach in to clean the fabric, use a pH balanced cleaner that won’t cause any unwanted damage and stain the material. If you are not careful, you may end up with blotches all over your lounge chair.

Avoid Direct Sunlight and Pollutants

Sunlight can fade any kind of fabric, which is why it is important to keep your fabric lounge chairs protected from it. You can do this either by placing them away from the windows or by installing window blinds that will block sunlight. Furthermore, airborne pollutants such as smoke or fumes from cooking can also harm your fabric lounge chairs. That’s not always easy to avoid from happening, especially with open plan living becoming more popular, however, proper ventilation can help. This can also help minimize odors, as upholstered furniture easily absorbs them.