Tips and Tricks: Cleaning Slipcovers

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Have you ever wondered how to keep your slipcovers clean? Maybe you want to spot clean to remove stains from spilled spaghetti sauce or ice cream? We’ve got you covered! This week’s Tips and Tricks offers best practices for cleaning your slipcovers.

1. Refresh your slipcovers and keep them looking like new by cleaning them 2 to 4 times per year, bi-annually or at the start of each season.
2. Have a natural cleaner on hand so that you can remove stains without inhaling headache-inducing chemicals. Arm and Hammer™ Super Washing Soda works wonders, especially for white slipcovers.Stratus Lilly White 4 Piece Modular Sectional
3. To spot clean (think stains from mud or markers), make and apply a paste.
  • Combine one part water with one part Super Washing Soda.
  • Let the paste sit for a bit until it thickens.
  • Smooth the paste over the stain to completely cover it.
  • Wait at least 10 minutes.
  • Scrape the now hardened paste off.
  • Scrub the spot clean with a microfiber rag.
    4. If the stain is still there after spot cleaning, launder the slipcovers.
    • Take slipcovers off of the sofa.
    • Make sure that they are zipped and right side out.
    • For a full size sofa, wash slipcovers in two loads.
    • Add your regular detergent plus 1/2 a cup of Super Washing Soda.
    • Wash slipcovers in your normal wash cycle, preferably in warm water.
    • Don't put slipcovers in the dryer.
        Classic Linen Slipcover Sofa
          5. Hand press the wrinkles out of the slipcovers.
          • Put wet slipcovers back on your sofa.
          • Use your hands to press the wrinkles out.

            We hope that this week’s Tips and Tricks inspires you to clean your slipcovers regularly. You’ll be amazed at how refreshed your seating will feel and smell! After all, a clean home is a happy home, right?

            Now that you know how to clean your slipcovers, you should check out Stash's gorgeous slipcover sofas. They're a portion of the price of similar pieces that are being offered by our competitors!

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            • Hi Joni,

              First of all, congratulations of your new condo. How exciting!

              Thank you so much for purchasing this slipcover sofa. This is a timeless, beautiful choice! You obviously have fantastic taste, and we’re honored that you’re such a fan of Stash Home.

              Lauren is certainly a treasure for Stash, and we are very thankful to have her as part of our team.

              We would love to see pictures of your gorgeous condo when your décor is complete! Please post pictures on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag us with #stashhomeinmyhome.

              Thanks again for being such a loyal Stash Home guest!

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            • Good afternoon! We just purchased the slipcovered sofa from Lauren Townsend in Oxford, MS. We can hardly wait to have it in our Condo to enjoy for years to come.

              Lauren is great! Quite an asset to your company. I am looking forward to her assistance with designing our Condo.

              Stash has always been one of my favorite stops in Oxford. Now that we are Condo owners, hope to make many purchases in the future.

              Thanks for offering quality furniture at great prices! I will recommend your Kirkwood, MO store to all of my St. Louis/St. Charles family.

              Best wishes for continued success!! I will be back soon!!

              Joni T Duncan on

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