Oh, what a beautiful couch! Where did you buy it? Have you ever heard this question? A new sofa gives a room an extra beautiful look. Now, however, the trick is to keep the sofa so beautiful. Impregnation can certainly help with this.
Impregnate your sofa yourself
Tired of permanent stains on your new sofa? Would you rather not have an expensive impregnation treatment via the furniture store? Ordinary impregnate yourself? Then use a quality impregnation agent! Read below for the very best tip you can get:
Impregnate with professional impregnating agent for outdoor use
Does this surprise you? You never thought of this? But why not? Well, because it's for outdoor use and not for my new sofa. Anyway! Use Outdoor Gear Protector and your bank is permanently protected. Still not convinced this will actually work?
Provides good protection even in extreme conditions
I understand your hesitation. I'm sure this stuff is good for ski wear and outdoor furniture, but the couch? Be sure this works. Outdoor Gear Protector protects against moisture, large amounts of water and dirt. Since this product protects outdoor furniture and all kinds of clothing very well, it is certainly a good choice when you impregnate your sofa.
Impregnate sofa yourself or have it done?
Have it done or just impregnate the sofa yourself? Not treating at all is a pity when a new piece of furniture has just been placed in the house. Especially if you are dealing with a combination of a light sofa and lovely children, the first stain is a fact. But how does that work with impregnating a sofa? You often pay for a treatment per seat and the costs can therefore increase considerably. How about impregnating yourself?
Advantages of impregnating the sofa yourself
- Much cheaper
- You can buy a dirt-repellent spray at various places
- Easy to perform
- Perfect result
- Bench lasts much longer
Protecting the bank is definitely recommended
Are you still hesitating? Do you no longer have small children and do you think it is not that bad with the stains? However, it is not always the children who cause stains. Do you never mess with your coffee? Or do you have no experience at all with wine stains on a chair or sofa? Protecting the bank is definitely recommended. A sofa is and remains a piece of furniture that is used a lot.
What exactly is impregnation?
Impregnation is nothing more and nothing less than applying a protective liquid. Specially aimed at preventing dirt and stains. How this works
Why does impregnation prevent dirt and stains?
A special liquid prevents dirt from sticking to the fibers of the material. You understand that impregnation has many applications. The impregnating agent ensures that dirt cannot enter the fibres. It kind of stays on top of it. In this way a surface can be cleaned better.
Impregnation treatment can be compared to a raincoat
To make it even more clear what impregnating agent does, I sometimes compare it with a raincoat. Isn't it special that you stay dry when you wear rain gear? You can compare an impregnated sofa with this. The special structure of the impregnating agent prevents dirt from adhering to the fabric fibres. Something messed up? It stays on top of the fabric. Like rain on a raincoat. And you can dab it up quickly and easily.
Advantages of impregnation at a glance
- Furniture is easier to keep clean
- Longer life span
- Fabric keeps its beautiful appearance longer
- moisture repellent
- Less sensitive to discoloration
Which stains can be removed thanks to impregnation?
Not everything can be removed, even if you have impregnated the sofa. However, you can remove the most common stains effortlessly. Which stains do I mean, among others?
- Soft drink
Impregnation is possible. Which bank do you have?
Whatever type of sofa or chair you have, impregnation is almost always possible. However, a fabric sofa sometimes requires a slightly different treatment than, for example, a leather sofa.
Beautiful fabric sofa! A bit tricky sometimes when it comes to maintenance. What do you see in these types of banks over time?
- Pillows are going to sag a little
- There are some folds
- Pilling in the fabric
- Dirt and moisture are absorbed directly into the fabric
Protect fabric sofa from dirt
By taking a number of measures, you can keep your fabric sofa beautiful for longer. What can you do?
- Shake pillows regularly.
- Don't always sit in the same place.
- Use a lint comb if you suffer from pilling.
- Suck the couch weekly.
- Do not place the sofa in direct sunlight.
- Do not place the sofa too close to a heater.
- Clean the sofa a few times a year with a good shampoo.
- Spray the sofa at least once a year with a strong impregnating agent.
Fabric sofa easy to impregnate yourself
You also have to deal with pollution with a fabric sofa. Do you want to preventively protect the furniture against stains? Then have it impregnated. This can usually be done at the furniture store where you purchase the sofa. Or do you choose to impregnate yourself? This is also possible with a fabric sofa. If the sofa is a bit older, first remove the stains that have already been made.
How do you remove stains from a fabric sofa?
Some tips that one finds on the internet:
- Soapy water with Biotex.
- Stubborn stains can be removed with undiluted shampoo.
- You can deodorize your sofa by means of cleaning vinegar.
- Use degreaser.
- A solution of lukewarm water and soda.
- If you have ink on your fabric sofa, use milk.
Personally, I would do no more than clean with a good textile shampoo / textile cleaner. Then remove as much of the textile cleaner as possible with lukewarm water and a sponge.
Is there cleaning agent left behind in your sofa? Then this clashes with a later impregnation treatment.
Which impregnating agent do you use?
Take a good look at what you are spraying on your sofa if you want to impregnate it. There is a lot for sale in this area, but not everything works perfectly. Often it is a lot of water and very few active ingredients. Always choose an impregnating agent that is suitable for extreme outdoor applications.
Do you have a beautiful leather sofa, how do you keep it beautiful?
- Shake pillows regularly.
- Don't always sit in the same place.
- Turn pillows occasionally.
- Keep the sofa out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
- Do not place the sofa next to the central heating.
- Protect with a good coating.
Wear leather sofa
What do you see happening to your leather sofa over time?
- The sofa will fold slightly, because leather is a natural product
- Level difference between the different pillows
- sofa is fading
- Processed leather dries out
However, if you keep the above points in mind, you can prevent these problems for a long time.
Whether or not to impregnate leather sofa
Each bank therefore requires its own approach. That is why you should always be advised by the expert. In any case, I make a distinction between the different types of leather:
- waxed and oiled
- Open sanded leather
- covered leather
This leather is the most user-friendly. Often from cows. It does not discolour quickly, is easy to maintain and often has a long life.
This type of leather is usually a little more expensive. This does not immediately mean that the quality is better than that of a sofa with covered leather. It is difficult, however, that this leather discolours quite quickly and is difficult to keep clean. Impregnation is therefore definitely recommended.
Another word for sanded leather is suede or nubuck. A wonderful fabric to sit on. Sanded leather often gives a warm and rich look. Usually deep in color. In terms of maintenance, you can compare this with open leather. Impregnation is therefore highly recommended.
Preventive protection of leather banks
Do you have a sofa made of sanded or open leather? Then definitely opt for an impregnation treatment. Your piece of furniture will last for years longer. The appearance is also much better. If you have to deal with dirt and stains with these types of sofas, then removal is very difficult.
Grease leather sofa
Leather requires maintenance. It is good to grease the sofa regularly. How often? This mainly depends on the climate in your home. Humidity and temperatures are the most important. I have a handy tip for determining when greasing is necessary.
When to grease leather sofa
Follow these steps and you'll know exactly if you need to bring out the fat:
- Rub your hand over the leather.
- Gently apply some pressure.
- Does your hand slide across the sofa without resistance? Greasing is not necessary yet.
- Does it feel rough? Time to grease.
Your sofa is impregnated, but doesn't smell too fresh? You may not see any stains, but the smell is still not pleasant. What can you do? Take some baking soda and sprinkle it on your couch. The next day, vacuum it up again. Not quite satisfied yet? Then repeat this treatment a few times.
Spa red to remove stains
You were unfortunately too late to impregnate the sofa? Annoying stains that cannot be removed? Then try it with Spa red. Put a little in a plant sprayer and spray it over the stain. Then dab the stain. Chances are the dirt is gone. If not? Repeat the treatment.
5 years warranty
Are you on the safe side? Don't worry about stains that never disappear? It is possible to opt for a so-called all-in service. You not only have perfect protection against stains, but also among other things:
- Removing Pilling
- Tensioning webbing
- Control Mechanism Restoration
- Fixing beeping noises
- Fixing loosened knots
High-quality textile protection
If you opt for this extra service, your piece of furniture will receive an invisible fiber protector. This layer ensures that you do not get any stains or at least that these stains are easy to remove. Still unexpectedly have a stain that you can't do anything with? Then you call on the warranty and a technician will come to your home.
Impregnation of the sofa yourself is easier
It seems great, such a service where you never have to worry about unsightly stains. However, there are also some drawbacks:
- Stains from, for example, new clothing are not covered by the warranty. Think of dark jeans.
- Paint stains cannot be removed.
- For example, if a liquid such as nail polish remover gets on your impregnated sofa, you won't get it away either.
- It is absolutely necessary to indicate what caused the stain.
- The resulting stain must be reported within a few hours.
- Not everything disappears completely after the service treatment.
Impregnate yourself and then call on service
You can also perform the above treatment yourself. You will then receive a spray and follow a step-by-step plan. This naturally lowers the costs. How do you work?
- Cover the floor with, for example, plastic or old cloth.
- Open window for ventilation.
- Shake the can well..
- Spray your furniture evenly. From left to right. From top to bottom
Dry again the next day
It is best to perform this treatment in the evening. The next day everything is dry and you can sit back on the couch. The impregnating liquid is harmless. You can compare it to spraying hairspray.
Does it make sense to impregnate a fabric chair?
Impregnation of a fabric chair or sofa certainly makes sense. Impregnation does not mean that nothing can ever happen to your piece of furniture. Most importantly, it gives you more time to remove a stain. If a chair or sofa is not impregnated, the dirt will get into the fibres. The impregnating agent ensures that the dirt remains on the fabric. You will then have time to remove the dirt.
Does impregnation really work?
Perhaps you have also heard negative stories about impregnation. That could be right. The main reason for this is that people use the wrong means. There are all kinds of things on the market, but not everything works. What else does the success of the treatment depend on?
- How long does the drug work, 3 weeks or 2 years?
- Does the impregnation have to be repeated regularly?
- What material is your furniture made of? Synthetic? Of course?
- What is the structure and density of the material?
- With cheaper agents, the effect of the impregnation is lost after cleaning the sofa.
Do you want to give your sofa another chance? Not ready for a new model yet? Want to save some money first? Would you rather impregnate the sofa, so that it also remains beautiful in recent years? Then it is important that the sofa is as clean as possible before you treat it. How do you remove the most common stains?
Remove all crumbs first
Before you start cleaning, it is useful that all crumbs are gone first. You also remove the dust. Knock out the cushions outside and vacuum the entire sofa. Maybe the covers can be put in the washing machine. Also vacuum every nook and cranny.
Use shampoo to clean sofa
For fabric sofas and chairs, simply use a good textile shampoo. Apply undiluted to the stain. Massage with a damp cloth and wait for the shampoo to foam. Then remove the shampoo with a damp cloth and let the sofa dry.
Use impregnation spray for sofa now
Are you looking for impregnating spray for fabric sofa? Suede or leather? Outdoor Gear Protector is guaranteed to work. Almost every chair and sofa is water-repellent and dirt-resistant!
How to use Outdoor Gear Protector
Applying this impregnating agent is super easy. Follow my simple step-by-step plan and you can't fail.
- The sofa must be thoroughly dry before the treatment.
- If you are going to handle a used sofa, make sure it is as clean as possible.
- Spray the liquid on the fabric. As evenly as possible. From left to right. From top to bottom. A thin layer is enough.
- Now let the fabric dry thoroughly.
- Provide ventilation.
Choose a convenient time
Because the sofa does have to dry for a while, the time is a point that you have to think about. You will not be able to use the sofa for a few hours. Perhaps it is useful to carry out the treatment just before bedtime? The next morning the fabric is definitely dry enough.