Cleaning Synthetic Nubuck (Microsuede)

Synthetic Nubuck really looks like the real thing. Synthetic Nubuck , commonly known as microsuede, is made of synthetic fibers woven together to mimic the velvety look and feel of real suede. Microfiber suede is more affordable and usually requires less care and maintenance than natural suede, making it an ideal material for upholstery. Regular vacuuming is necessary to remove dirt, pet hair and lint that can accumulate with everyday use. If your microfiber suede requires deeper cleaning, then it is important to use a reputable professional cleaning firm (www.westcorkcleaning.com) .

Nubuck, Microsuede, Suede

Before you do anything it is important to check the care label on the product to ensure that it is not real suede. This will normally be under the base cushions.

Upholstery Cleaning Care Labels Explained

Note: While most upholstery is cleaned with water, please inspect the labels under the cushions & determine if your upholstery can be cleaned with water, or must be Dry Cleaned Only. It is your responsibility to know the type of furniture you own. For Dry Clean Only, you will need to call a company that specializes in Dry Fluid Cleaning, this means No Water. Also it would be a good idea to call the store where you bought the furniture for referrals or call Kieran at West Cork Cleaning at 023-8834864 he will try and guide you with what are the cleaning possibilities for your suite.

What does the label mean that is attached to my upholstered furniture? Usually located under the middle cushion of a couch is a tag that will tell you a cleaning code. This tells cleaning professionals the best way to clean your furniture.

Cleaning Codes Explained
What does the label mean that is attached to my upholstered furniture? Usually located under the middle cushion of a couch is a tag that will tell you a cleaning code. This tells cleaning professionals the best way to clean your furniture.
Code “XS” Care Method:
Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust or grime. Water-based foam cleaners or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking, staining or distortion of the surface pile and, therefore; should not be used. A word of caution on cleaning: never remove cushion covers or arm caps for separate cleaning. It may destroy the backing, cause shrinking and color changes.
Code “W” Care Method:
Use water base upholstery cleaner only.
Code “WS” Care Method:
To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, with a mild solvent, an upholstery shampoo, or the foam from a mild detergent. When using a solvent or dry cleaning product, follow instructions carefully and clean only in a well ventilated room. Avoid any product which is highly toxic. With either method, pretest a small area before proceeding. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached.
Code “S” Care Method:
To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean using a mild water-free solvent or dry cleaning product. Clean only in a well ventilated room and avoid any product containing carbon tetrachloride which is highly toxic. Pretest small area before proceeding. Cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service only is recommended.
Code “SW” Care Method:
Spot clean with upholstery shampoo, foam from a mild detergent, or mild dry cleaning solvent. Pretest a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Do not saturate. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance. Hot water extraction or steam cleaning is not a recommended cleaning method. Cushion casings should not be removed and laundered or dry cleaned. To prevent overall soiling, frequent vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to remove dust and grime is recommended. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove spilled material. Clean spots or stains from the outside to the middle of affected area to prevent circling. Use a professional overall soiled condition has been reached.
If there is no label then it is possible to examine the suite to determine what material has been used in the construction. If you are unsure what the material is then call us at West Cork Cleaning Services and we can advise you on how to determine what the fabric is.
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