Fabric Care

Caring for Your Upholstery

  • Rotate Cushions. Since your cushions and pillows are partially made of down and duck feathers and multi-denier polyester fibers, there will be come settling as you use the furniture. To maintain shape, simply turn the bottom cushions often and “fluff” the pillows to help them regain their shape.
  • Fabric Care Tips. Vacuum your furniture regularly, including the deck under the seat cushions, with the upholstery attachments of your vacuum cleaner. Direct sunlight can cause the fabrics to fade. Care should be taken to limit the amount of direct sunlight on any piece of furniture. Loose cushions should be flipped and rotated frequently. Clean spills immediately by blotting the spill using a clean, absorbent cloth. If the stain remains, please follow the care instructions on our website – www.BlueChip.Furniture – for the type of fabric on your upholstery. The cleaning code for your upholstery can be found on the law tag attached to the furniture. Always pre-test an inconspicuous area of the upholstery before spot cleaning. If you have purchased an after-market stain protection system, please consult the retailer or stain protection provider for cleaning instructions. Never remove cushion covers for separate dry cleaning or laundering. Do not use bleach, any tumble method cleaning service as this may destroy the backing of the fabric, shrink or otherwise damage the upholstery fabric.
  • Slipcover Care. Even if you have purchased a washable slipcovered piece of furniture, IT IS RECOMMENDED that you have the slipcover professionally dry cleaned. If you have purchased a “performance fabric” slipcover, please refer to the fabric manufacturer’s care guidelines.
  • Down Blend Cushion Care. The down blend cushion is constructed with a 1.8 density foam core encased in a “down proof” ticking filled with a down, duck feathers and mutli-denier polyester fiber blend. The cushion is designed to soften with use and become more pliant to offer that soft, sloppy, luxurious look and feel. These cushions should be flipped and rotated often to ensure even softening and to avoid severe “casing roll”. With use, the fabric will have a tendency to stretch slightly allowing wrinkles to accentuate the comfort of the cushion. This IS the desired effect.

CLEANING CODES

Spot clean only with a water-free dry cleaning solvent. Pre-test a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Do not saturate. DO NOT USE WATER. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance. Cushion covers should not be removed and dry cleaned. To prevent overall soiling, frequent vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to remove dust and grime is recommended. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove spilled material. Clean spots and stains from the outside to the middle of the affected area to prevent circling. Overall cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service only is recommended.

Spot clean only with water-based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner. Pre-test for color loss and fabric compatibility. Do not over wet. Use a professional upholstery cleaning service for overall soiling.

Spot clean with upholstery shampoo, foam from a mild detergent, or mild dry cleaning solvent. Pre-test a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Do not saturate. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance. Hot water extraction of steam cleaning is not a recommended cleaning method. Cushions casings should not be removed and laundered or dry cleaned. To prevent overall soiling, frequent vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to remove dust and grime is recommended. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove spilled material. Clean spots or stains from the outside to the middle of affected area to prevent circling. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached.

Cleaning only by vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush.DO NOT USE ANY WATER OR SOLVENT BASED CLEANER.