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3 Ways to Maintain White Furniture

Maintain your precious white pieces with the help of these tips


White furniture pieces add a sophisticated look to every home. These pieces brighten up a dim area and the color can be a perfect backdrop for certain pieces --- like artworks that you want to showcase. Maintain the pristine condition of your furniture pieces with the help of these tips.

Photos used in this feature by Jun Pinzon.

Keep these tips in mind:

Clean leather furniture with a damp cloth.

To clean white furniture, you must clean it on a regular basis. Use a damp cloth when cleaning your sofa. Refrain from scrubbing your furniture because it might cause damage to your piece.

RL Tip: For quick stain removal, use wet wipes to clean your white furniture.

Add a slipcover.

Slipcovers protect your furniture from spills and soiling which is ideal for families with young children and pets. You can also change it occasionally, since it can be easily slipped on and off.

RL Tip: If you wish to use a slipcover to protect furniture from your pets, choose a fabric that won’t snag on kitty’s claws—avoid silks and tweeds.

Use a stain remover.

Stain removers are very practical. It’s safe to purchase one because it easily erases dirt marks, to keep your furniture from looking scruffy.  

RL Tip: If you accidently left a stain on your sofa, don’t use a blow dryer. If you speed up the drying process, you might change the chemical structure of the material, making it prone to damage.

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