Keep your white couch looking white

We all love the look of a fresh white couch – but what we don’t love is when it starts to look grubby and stained. Ever had an over-comfortable guest put their grubby shoes up on your lovely clean couch to settle in for an afternoon snooze? Or have delightful children play finger painting with a Tim Tam on your sofa? A white couch is hard to keep white at the best of times, let alone when visitors unintentionally redecorate them. Here are a few tips on how to keep your white couch, looking pristine.

  • Act quick when it comes to stain removals. The longer the stain sits there, the harder it is going to be to remove it. Depending on the fabric of your couch, if it’s something dry that has been spilt, vacuum it up. If it’s something wet, dab it up with paper towel (no scrubbing) before it gets absorbed, and then use a stain remover or upholstery cleaner that is suitable for your couch. If you are unsure at this point, then rather call Drytron, the carpet and upholstery cleaning professionals, to sort it out.
  • Get a washable slipcover. This isn’t always an option but if you can find one that fits, this is a great solution, especially if you have young kids or pets. Being easy to wash in the machine, doing this weekly or being able to whip it off and wash it when you have a spill is a quick and easy option.
  • Rotate your cushions regularly. This helps to prevent discolouration from the sun. If your couch is directly in front of a window and often has the sunshine directly on it, then it might be a good idea to close the blinds or curtains when you are out for the day or not in the room. You may also find you have your favourite spot on the couch, so rotating your cushions weekly, by shifting them up or down the couch will prevent wear and tear.
  • Lint roll your couch weekly, this will remove any hairs or pet fluff from blankets and fabric.
  • Vacuum often, at least once a week. Vacuum the cushions, backrest and don’t forget the sides too, this helps prevent dust build up and can reduce allergies.
  • You don’t have to wait for a major spill, give Drytron a call to book a deep clean for your couch to keep it looking new. Having your couch professionally cleaned and giving it a deep clean every now and again, will help it to stay looking whiter and will maintain your couch, giving it a longer “lifespan”.

If you do have a major spill and don’t want to mess up your aesthetic piece, then give Drytron, the carpet and upholstery cleaning professionals  a call, we can help you out.