How to keep your sofa bed clean

One of the biggest concerns when deciding on a sofa bed fabric is how to keep it clean. This can be particularly challenging in homes with children and pets. To help you choose the best fabric for keeping your sofa bed clean, we’ve compiled the top tips below.

Stain resistant fabrics

The easiest way to combat everyday spills and stains is to choose a fabric with in-built stain resistance. These fabrics contain technology which allow you to simply remove most stains by just adding water. Some of our most popular fabric ranges offer this feature, including our House Velvet, House Linen and Stain Resistant Broad Weave Linen. If you fall in love with a fabric which isn’t stain resistant don’t fear. We also offer Staingard, which is insurance that offers a ‘clean, repair or replace’ policy, so you can enjoy your sofa bed without the worry.

Stain resistant fabrics

Removable cushion covers

If you want to clean your sofa bed thoroughly to a good-as-new standard, you’ll need to remove the covers entirely. So, opting for sofa bed designs with removable covers will allow you to easily access cushions that require an emergency clean. The majority of our designs have removable seat and back cushion covers, with The Deverill design even having completely removable frame covers too.

Deverill sofa bed

The Deverill sofa bed

Choose a machine washable fabric

Not every fabric is suitable for home cleaning in a washing machine, even at low temperatures, but we’ve made sure to include as many machine washable fabrics in our collections as possible. Put on a cool and delicate washing cycle with a mild detergent and, once washed, leave the covers to air dry away from direct sunlight. When they are 95% dry put them back on the cushions as this will help retain their shape and lifespan.

How to spot clean with care

Spot cleanable fabrics are easy for keeping small stains or dirty scuffs at bay. To clean the parts of your sofa bed which are not removable, we recommend using a dry foam shampoo. Follow the instructions closely, and always use a clean brush or cloth when coming into contact with your sofa bed fabric. After all, you don’t want to spread the stain further, or worse still, add a new one that wasn’t there before! Make sure you always do a test on a small, hidden section of fabric before using properly.

Hand washable fabrics

If spot cleaning doesn’t reduce the visibility of the stain entirely, and the fabric is appropriate for hand-washing try a mild detergent in cool water. Once washed, leave the covers to air dry away from direct sunlight. When they are around 95% dry put them back on the cushions as this will help retain their shape and lifespan.

To discover the cleaning instructions for each of our fabric ranges, visit our fabric care guide on our website. Or, if you have any questions, contact our Customer Service experts on 020 8939 3800 or via our contact-us form.

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