Furniture Care

How to Clean Leather With Ivory Soap

How to Clean Leather With Ivory Soap
Leather is a natural material used as a component of many day-to-day items. Furniture, coats, pocketbooks and luggage are examples of items commonly made with leather. Leather is a durable material that will look beautiful for years if properly maint

How to Kill Bed Bugs in Upholstered Furniture

How to Kill Bed Bugs in Upholstered Furniture
In this age of worldwide travel and an increase in goods coming from other countries, the bed bug problem has escalated. Bed bugs can come into your home attached to your suitcase or even on new clothes purchased from a reputable store. When bed bugs

How to Clean Sunbrella Cushions

How to Clean Sunbrella Cushions
Sunbrella fabrics are particularly suited for outdoor furniture because they are treated with a fluorocarbon finish, which repels water; they're woven, which makes them breathable and allows them to air dry quickly; and they do not support mildew gro

How to Clean Dutailier Cushions

How to Clean Dutailier Cushions
A manufacturer of furniture including chairs and other furnishings, Dutailier's products are durable and available from a number of furniture stores as well as online. Dutailier chairs, ottomans and other furnishings include cushions that are not onl

How to Care for a Feather-Stuffed Sofa

How to Care for a Feather-Stuffed Sofa
Feathers and down are among the most comfortable materials for sofa cushions and last a long time. Generally, the pillows and back cushions might be filled with feathers, while the main cushions usually are made with a foam core for extra support, th

How to Kill Germs on Beds

How to Kill Germs on Beds
If the thought of germs on your bed disturbs you, don't fret. You can kill most of the germs on the bed with one of several cleaning methods. And the more ways you use to clean the bed, the more germs you'll kill. Remember to wash your hands with ant

How to Treat Chemical Burns From Hair Dye

How to Treat Chemical Burns From Hair Dye
Chemical burns caused by hair dye or similar products can severely damage your scalp and be extremely painful. Severe burns require immediate medical attention. Superficial chemical burns from hair dye, however, can be treated at home with ordinary m

How to Clean School Desks

How to Clean School Desks
School desks are touched by many hands for many months of the year. They are written upon, leaned against, moved around, covered with craft projects and sometimes written on with pencil or pen. For general cleaning, follow the directions below. Somet

How to Fix a Cat Scratch in Fabric Furniture

How to Fix a Cat Scratch in Fabric Furniture
Some of the most beloved non-human members of our family can have the sharpest claws. While these claws serve a purpose to the cat, they can be detrimental to homes and furniture. Fixing a cat scratch on fabric furniture can be frustrating but requir

How to Remove Dry Marker From a Wood Table

How to Remove Dry Marker From a Wood Table
If an overzealous child decides to create their next piece of art using a dry marker and your wood table, you could be pulling your hair out trying to remove the marks. Dry markers are used to write -- and be wiped off with a dry eraser -- on a dry e

How to Remove Smoke Smell From a Leather Sofa

How to Remove Smoke Smell From a Leather Sofa
Whether due to exposure to cigarette smoke or as the result of a fire, the smell of smoke is not something that you want attaching itself to your furniture. While eliminating the smell of smoke from any furniture can be a challenge, leather furniture

How to Remove Scratches From Wood Furniture

How to Remove Scratches From Wood Furniture
Scratches on wood furniture can create an eyesore on an otherwise beautiful piece of furniture. The first step to fixing a scratch is knowing what type of scratch it is. A scratch to the finish is superficial and stays the same color as the rest of t

How to Protect a Sofa From Pet Accidents

How to Protect a Sofa From Pet Accidents
Pets enrich our lives, but they can really damage furniture. Unless you can watch your pet every hour of the day, it can be almost impossible to keep them off the couch. Drool, urine and feces will ruin the upholstery if the sofa is not protected. Pr

How to Clean a Very Dirty Microfiber Couch

How to Clean a Very Dirty Microfiber Couch
A microfiber couch is a practical choice for any home. Made of many small, woven polyester threads, microfiber provides optimal comfort and durability. With everyday use, pet hair, dirt and food or drink spills can ruin the appearance of your microfi

How to Dispose of a Mattress and Box Spring in Atlanta

How to Dispose of a Mattress and Box Spring in Atlanta
Disposing of a mattress and box spring can be cumbersome as they are far too large to be left out for curbside pickup. Although most mattress stores offer removal of your old mattress and box spring with delivery, the added price can be exorbitant. T

How to Buff Leather

How to Buff Leather
A modern and sleek option for furniture, clothing and footwear, leather is typically an expensive material that will last for years with the proper care. Buffing leather material will cleanse the fabric and restore its luster, keeping the leather loo

How to Clean a Rope Hammock

How to Clean a Rope Hammock
Enthusiasts often hang hammocks outside during the summer for relaxing naps in the sun or shade. Because of pollen in the air, clipped grass and floating dirt, your hammock may be dirty after a long summer. Hammocks are so large that it's not possibl

How to Clean Ink Off Leather

How to Clean Ink Off Leather
Leather is prized for its durability and appearance, but some stains are difficult to remove. Ink stains are a common occurrence on leather purses and couches that can ruin the look of the entire item. The best way to combat stains is prevention---ne

How to Remove a Sweat Odor From a Couch

How to Remove a Sweat Odor From a Couch
Sweat and other odors on your couch can make sitting an unpleasant experience. Perspiration not only leaves behind a distinctive odor, but when combined with oil from the hair and body, it can also discolor or stain the material. Regardless of their

How to Clean Black Laminate Furniture

How to Clean Black Laminate Furniture
Black laminate furniture will add a stylish bold statement to your room decor. The deep brilliance of the black appears to be almost liquid-like and blends well with any color scheme. The black will also show dust very quickly and will need to be cle
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