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Furniture Slipcovers Buying Guide

After a long day, your sofa is where you want to curl up and unwind. Sometimes this involves food and wine. Sometimes your furry friends jump into the mix, or children ith crayons…. that’s why you need a fully removable slipcovered sofa in the first place – so that you can chuck the covers straight into the wash when you need to.

Benefits of Buying a Slipcover

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Healthy lifestyle

Did you know that excess germs and bacteria build up on sofas is primarily caused by dead human cells? To keep this build up to a minimum, avoid eating on your sofa and alternate between slipcovers when one is being washed (which should be at least twice a year).

Infectious disease experts warn hotel guests: DON’T SIT ON UPHOLSTERED SOFA OR CHAIRS IN HOTEL ROOMS –Chairs or sofa are a “high traffic” area, guests often put luggage on it or throw dirty clothes and shoes on it. Unlike bedding and towels washed at a high heat, upholstered sofa or chairs can make people sick. Even if they look clean, they could be housing bed bugs and viruses. That is why we have hotel managers or resort owners customers who care and impress their guests by dressing up their sofa & chairs with our slipcovers.

Slipcover Materials:

Slipcovers can be made from cotton, wool, polyester, spandex and linen — almost any fabric or blend. If your furniture is heavily used, it’s best to pick a durable slipcover that is washable and stain-resistant, such as one made from a heavy cotton. If you have young children, you’ll want to select a nearly indestructible poly blend slipcover for tear-resistance. Opt for a dark-colored slipcover or one with a pattern that can hide stains if you’re buying a slipcover to protect your furniture. If you prefer a slipcover that fits like a second skin and looks stylish, try a thin slipcover made from a stretchy spandex blend. This style of slipcover offers the most options in terms of looks and texture.

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Slipcover Fit:

Slipcovers fit best on round-arm furniture with rectangular seat cushions. Furniture slipcovers can drape or tie over furniture. You may also want to consider whether you want a one-piece slipcover or one with several pieces. One-piece slipcovers offer a wider variety of sofa sizes and can easily be removed for washing. A slipcover set with individual pieces for each cushion will fit better and offer a more seamless look.

Slipcover Styling Tips-How do I remove wrinkles?

To avoid wrinkles after laundering, just pull the cover out of the dryer once the cycle is complete and immediately place it on the furniture. If your cover gets wrinkled in storage, simply toss it in the dryer with a damp cloth on low heat for ten minutes to remove the wrinkles. Do not tumble dry fabrics that have instructions to line dry. You can also use a hand-held steamer. How can you apply slipcovers & furniture covers to leather furniture? We suggest that you cover the furniture with non-skid rug padding. This helps prevent the cover from sliding on the leather's slippery surface.

Non-Skid Rug Padding For Furniture Slipcovers Or Mattresses & Rug

How can you apply slipcovers & furniture covers to leather furniture?

We suggest that you cover the furniture with non-skid rug padding. This helps prevent the cover from sliding on the leather's slippery surface.

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Care for your slipcovers – How to wash your polyester slipcovers

Polyester is made up of synthetic fibres that are strong and durable. There is a wide range of polyester fabrics, and they are known to be soft, durable and hard-wearing. Often polyester is blended with natural fibres to get the best of both worlds. Most of the time, polyester covers are safe to be thrown into the washing machine, on a cold wash on the gentlest cycle of your machine. For extra protection, turn your slipcovers inside out before washing them.

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How to dry and iron your polyester slipcovers

Before you throw the covers into the dryer, know that polyester is prone to melt under high temperatures. Polyester covers can hold up for a short time in the dryer, on a low temperature setting, but be careful not to leave them in there for too long. Zippers and velcro straps can also be worn down in a tumble dryer, Generally we recommend drip drying your covers in the shade, which shouldn’t take too long, as polyester covers don’t absorb much water and dry pretty quickly. Polyester covers don’t wrinkle easily, so that should save the job of ironing but for that crisp look, ironing the corners of skirts and the pleats inside out under low/medium heat should do the trick.

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How to spot clean polyester slipcovers

Spot treatment for polyester fabrics is similar to that for cotton. Moisten a cloth/sponge with water and press the cloth gently against the fabric. Work your way from the edges of the affected area into the centre, blotting the stain as you go. Then, press clean towels against the damp fabric after the furniture has been cleaned. This will absorb excess moisture and speed the drying process.