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How Should I Clean My Suite or Chairs?

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Always remember that you have options when cleaning anything and weigh up how you want to proceed based on these options, But above all remember our old maxim .....

..... If in Doubt Don't!

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Suites take a hammering during use so the materials used have to be hardy. Some method of cleaning them has to be used as they get so much use and abuse.

With the right tools you should be able to do a good job at home by following the right procedures.

Here's are some tables that should help in taking your decision of how to clean a suite.

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Deciding How to Clean Your Suites, Chairs & Settees

Washing Suites and Settee Covers

Is the material Washable?

Yes

 Safe to wash.

No

Don't even consider washing.

Has the fabric a surface print?

Yes

Washing may change the surface colour.

No

Does not affect your decision

Could you accept / cope with any shrinkage?

Yes

OK to wash.

No

Do not wash, most likely to shrink.

Are all Covers Removable?

Yes

Only Wash all covers together.

No

Unsafe to wash only part of a suite.

Dry Cleaning Your Suite Covers

Is it Dry Cleanable?

Yes

  Dry cleaning should be a good option.

No

Dry cleaning may strip any surface print or colour

Has the fabric a surface print?

Yes

Dry cleaning with care, have the cleaner test a section first.

No

Does not affect your decision.

Could you accept any shrinkage at all?

Yes

Dry cleaning or cleaning in house is likely to give the least shrinkage.

No

Do not clean by any immersion method.

Are all Covers Removable?

Yes

Dry cleaning should be safe.

No

Dry cleaning not recommended.

Cleaning at Home - Self Clean or Professional

Is the Material Washable?

Yes

OK to clean using wet process machine.

No

May still be OK but must check unseen portion first.

Has the fabric a surface print?

Yes

Test surface before proceeding.

No

OK to clean at home using carpet machine or similar.

Could you accept any shrinkage at all?

Yes

Doesn't affect your decision.

No

Probably the best method to choose.