Caring for your House products is something I've been wanting to share on here for a while - so you can get the best out of each piece. These are little tips I have picked up along the way from working with the different fabrics, they are not industry guidelines just my personal experience! Unfortunately one thing all fabric has difficulty with is sunlight - please be aware that all House by Hazel fabrics can fade in time if in constant direct sunlight so to avoid/slow this down this why not rotate your prized possession from sun to shade every now and again.
I thought I'd start with the most temperamental first - although an extremely hardwearing upholstery velvet (45,000 rubs) I am always so careful with my velvet pieces so here are my top tips for giving your velvet the most amount of longevity!
- Washing - My advice whenever people ask is to spot clean your velvet piece rather than popping him in the washing machine, if you can't do that then dry cleaning is best. Using a bit of Vanish or similar product spray on the soiled area and wipe in the direction of the nap - never against. This is also the perfect way to keep your upholstered items looking fresh and good as new!
- Marking - If marks appear from time to time on your velvet, my best advice is to use a swade bush and lightly bush down the direction on the nap as this will bush everything into place again.
Killary (Linen/Cotton/Nylon blend)
Again, this super base cloth is a hard wearing upholstery grade fabric - not only that it also has exceptional drape making it perfect for almost all interior projects.
- Washing - Either use the washing advice above, especially in the case of upholstered items, for spot cleaning. For everything else, whip it in the wash at 30 / 40 degrees - and it'll be absolutely fine.
- Ironing - Depending on your finished styling you may decide to iron your Killary fabric, for the best results iron when damp with the Linen setting on your iron.
A finer fabric than the other two, this base cloth is the prefect thing for scatter cushions and curtains alike. The natural sheen in the weave creates a luxuriously soft finish, with a smooth flowing drape.
- Washing - simply pop your Cotton Satin in the wash at 30 / 40 degrees and hang out to dry! (Couldn't be easier!) In the case of Cotton Satin curtains you might like to hang these out flat when wet so they can dry straight.
Got a problem I've not covered? Please feel free to get in touch with me and I will do my best to help! Please just leave a comment below.