Washing cushions could be a hassle sometimes. Though there are cushions that have separate covers that are considered easy to take out for a wash than those that are stitched up completely, keeping your cushions clean takes some effort.
The traditional method of washing by tossing cushions in the machine may not be the best option for cleaning your floor cushions that are stitched up completely. If you are in that space of wondering what you can do to get floor cushions cleaned up, a general cleaning tip would be to vacuum them first. Vacuuming the cushions with an upholstery attachment regularly will remove any dirt, hair, or fur that get camouflaged with the cushion. Once you vacuum them be sure to use a damp sponge with some detergent and water to give the cushion a gentle wipe, spray some air refresher over it to give it some fragrance.
A majority of the cushion stains are caused by spills and accidents in the home. The method of cleaning the stains depends on what you have spilled and what fabric you have spilled it on. The key to removing any stain and saving your cushion is to deal with it as soon as possible. Stains that are given proper treatment at the right time helps to avoid a dirt spot in the future.
Any fresh spills need to be scooped up immediately from the surface of the cushion, use a dry white cloth to blot out the stains and absorb as much as you can. Dampen another white cloth with some cool water to dab over the stain, work your way outside-in to avoid spreading the stain on the cushion.
Many stains get cleaned up by using just water. However, if that doesn’t do the job. You can dissolve some detergent in water or use some diluted stain remover to spray over the stain to repeat the dabbing processing before wiping it off with another clean cloth. Again, remember to work your way outside-in to avoid any spreading. Be careful not to use too much detergent, as you will need to get it off your cushion later.
Some stubborn stains caused by chewing gum, ink, or oil might be a bit difficult to clean off from the cushions. Some home remedies might work. However, it is best to leave it for the professionals. Giving your cushions to the dry-cleaning services to have a look at the tough stains is worth the expense as they will be better judges of getting rid of the tough stubborn stains. Also ensure that you explain everything about the stain to the professions – the duration of the stain, the cause of the stain, etc. This would make it easier for them to provide the right treatment and restore it to its best condition. And always remember not to use bleach to brighten your cushions fabrics as this could weaken the fabric and cause it to lose its integrity.
The retention of the shape of your floor cushions is dependent on the material used in the filling. Using a filling that maintains its integrity even during wet conditions are the ones that survive the wash and retain their shape. Floor cushions made at Thoppia can be hand-washed as they are filled with recron-fibers. These fibers help the cushion retain the same shape after being completely soaked in water. However, the challenge is the time that takes for the cushions to dry up completely which is somewhere between 2 to 3 days.
The floor cushions at Thoppia come intact with the filling. The covers are not separable and will need to be washed as a whole.
No, all our fabrics are checked for colorfastness. The colors won’t run on washing. It may get faded if you keep it on the sun for a longer time for drying or if you place it outdoors regularly.
Our floor cushions can be washed once every 2 or 3 months depending on your usage. Regular vacuuming is sure to keep your cushions clean for longer.
The cushions form a square with every side measuring 51cm or 20 inches, while the thickness of the cushion is about 10cm or 4inches.