HOW TO REMOVE stains FROM YOUR MAKE NORDIC FURNITURE
Below we have gathered our best advice on how to remove stains. So your furniture can live its best life, and last for several generations.
Sustainable furniture is not just about the materials they are made of. It’s also about classic designs and how long you have them. Therefore, it is important that we take good care of our furniture, by treating them as good as possible, and making sure they stay free from stains.
How to remove stains on FABRIC FURNITURE
Should stains appear on one of your upholstered furniture, it is important that you start removing them immediately to achieve the best result. It can require a lot of repetition.
For thin liquids, such as coffee, tea, red wine, etc., you should use clean, lint-free, non-staining cloths, warm water, and mild colorless dishwashing soap. You should only use stain removers if the fabric can withstand it – it should never be used on wool. If your stains are still wet, treat them immediately. If thats not the case, start by vacuuming the entire surface very thoroughly. To avoid shields, feel free to treat the entire seat surface.
- Dab the liquid with a dry cloth
- Dab the stain and the rest of the surface with warm water
- Dab after with a dry cloth
- Use optionally a drop of dishwashing soap and gently massage it into the fabric on and around the stain – let it work for an hour or overnight
- Dab with damp cloths until the soap is gone – the stain is worked from the outer edge towards the middle – rinse the cloth continuously to remove soap residue
- Finally dab with a dry cloth
- Repeat the treatment several times if necessary.
Any shields after stain removal may be due to dust from the sofa or dirt from the water. Therefore, it is important to vacuum your sofa often and that you use clean water and change it several times while removing stains. If your stains are mischievous, you can sprinkle potato flour over the stain, let it sit for 3 days and vacuum it thoroughly afterwards. If there is still a stain, you can dab with soap suds from mild dishwashing soap without color or a little sparkling water. Repeat the dishwashing liquid process if necessary.
For viscous foods, such as ketchup, jams and gravy, start by scraping as much as possible of with a blunt knife or spatula before proceeding. If the stain is dry, vacuum the sofa first. After, treat the stains in the same way as for thin liquids.
Greasy stains can be removed with suitable mild stain removal products. We always recommend that a stain removal product should be tested in on a “invisible” place before use. The upholstery fabric must dry completely before use.
Please note that these tips are for guidance only. Many stains require special treatment and technique. We therefore always recommend contacting a professional furniture cleaning company before initiating stain removal.
HOW TO REMOVE STAINS ON LEATHER
If you have a piece of furniture with the beautiful Dunes leather, in time there will be a patination. Here it is important to be aware that this is an untreated natural material. This means that the leather accepts all grease, dirt, colors and scratches.
Leather is a living material. This means that if spots appear, they will become smaller over time, lighter and perhaps disappear completely. It is recommended that you do not use water and soap for this leather. It can lay down the fine down and make the leather dark and smooth.
If you want to know more about leather care and stain removal, we refer to leather specialists or to the recommendations from Sørensen Leather
HOW TO REMOVE STAINS ON Linen- and Hemp webbing
Natural materials such as linen and hemp are living materials. Just like leather, so if you spill on them, they work, and stains will eventually become smaller, lighter and perhaps disappear completely.
If you spill, it is best to remove as much liquid as possible with a hard, soft cloth. Be careful not to rub the liquid further into the strap, but rather dab on the exposed area.
It is important that you work in the fields to avoid shields or splotchs. Use mild detergent mixed with water for cleaning. Be careful not to get too much water as it can cause shields.
As with other materials, the belt may be discolored by brightly colored fabrics, e.g. a pair of new demin pants. If you want to protect yourself as much as possible against this, it is recommended to use a cushion on the seat or a blanket.