Category Archives: Upholstery

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Indoor Furniture, Outdoor Furniture – What’s the Difference?

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In the world of furniture manufacturing, there are companies that specialize in indoor furniture, outdoor furniture and between the two there is a limited amount of crossover. Outdoor furniture is built differently than the indoor variety, and while you can always use outdoor furniture inside, the opposite is not always the case. If you are debating moving some furniture for outside for a party or a much longer period of time, know what should and shouldn’t be used, and what can be made over to better handle the elements. Outdoor materials need to be sturdy enough to withstand variant temperatures,…

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5 Steps for Refurbishing an Old Leather Sofa

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Leather furniture is amazing. It looks superb and gathers a lot of attention, and it’s also very comfortable and enjoyable to use. Sadly, anyone who has owned a piece of leather furniture can tell you that no matter how hard you try to take care of it, the condition will degrade as it dries out and fades over time. Luckily, you don’t have to have it professionally restored for an exorbitant price. If you are willing to roll up your sleeves and do the work yourself, it really isn’t that hard to restore leather furniture yourself, and doing it will…

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Buyer’s Guide To Sofas

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Do you need a large sofa for family pile ups or a sofa bed for guests? Will it be blocking a door or radiator? Does it allow you to move around the room freely or are you confined to squeezing round the sides? These are questions to be seriously considered before making that all-important sofa purchase. Measuring your space is key and this includes making sure doors (or windows) are wide enough to get the couch inside in the first place. Space: As with beds, when buying a sofa you should choose the largest you can fit in your space…

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How To Remove Alcohol Stains

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We have all accidentally spilled our alcoholic beverage and ended up staining one of our upholsteries, it doesn’t matter if it was one of the couch pillows covers, the couch itself or maybe even a table cloth, it still can be quite a headache to remove especially if it is a glass of red wine, darker colored alcohol such as bourbon, tequila or dark rum or a colorful mixed cocktail. Here is a great Cleaning Tip to help remove that alcohol stain: Let the stained fabric soak in cool water for about a half hour. Use a laundry stain remover to…

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Remove Nail Polish Stains From Upholstery

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Have you ever accidentally knocked over an open bottle of nail polish while painting your nails or perhaps your kid accidentally knocked it over while playing, well here is a great solution for removing those nail polish stains from your upholstery or any other fabric. Take the nail polish stained piece of fabric and place the stain face down on a couple sheets of paper towel. Blot the fabric with acetone, it should transfer the nail polish onto the paper towel. * Be sure to check first if your upholstery contains acetate, silk, wool or rayon, if it does do…

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How To Get Honey Out Of Your Upholstery

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Honey tends to get very sticky as it begins to dry making it even harder to remove from your upholstery so it is recommended to follow these steps as soon as possible for the best results. 1. If there is an excess amount of spilt honey, scrape as much of it off as you can. 2. Turn the fabric inside out (if it can be removed) and run cold water over it in attempt to flush out as much of the left over honey as possible. 3. Before washing the honey stained item, pretreat the stain with a laundry prewash…

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How to Remove Cigarette Odour

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Removing cigarette odour from your home.                       At Zen Carpet Cleaning, we value a stress-free life. Everybody has his or her own ways of relaxing and winding down. For many of us, unfortunately, that means smoking cigarettes. Cigarette smoke has a horrible smell, and that smell has the tendency to linger in our homes. The irony of the situation is, this impure smell in the air will actually add to your stress. The value of breathing in clean, pure, smoke-free air is immeasurable. Zen believes you deserve to breathe in…

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Upholstery Trends

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The latest upholstery trends.                                  Last week, Zen Carpet Cleaning provided you with a list of the latest rug and carpet trends. However, we know that your upholstery is just as important. A chair or a couch is not only essential to most rooms in the house, they’re also a reflection of a home’s character and overall ambiance. Interior decorating can be hard. Making final decisions about how you want your home decorated is not an easy task, especially if you don’t have a good…

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