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How To Protect Upholstered Dining Room Chairs From Stains

Although you might love the look of your upholstered dining room chairs, you might be worried that they will become an easy target for food spills and stains. Although it's true that a wood finish can be a lot easier to clean, you don't have to give up your beloved upholstered dining room chairs just to prevent messes. Instead, follow these tips for protecting upholstered dining chairs from stains.

Apply a Stain Repellent

Did you know that there are sprays out there that are designed to help prevent stains on furniture? These sprays typically act as a repellent, which means that if water or food spills, it will help it "bead up" at the top to be easily cleaned instead of allowing it to soak into the fabric. Check your local furniture store for suggestions about a good stain repellent to use on your upholstered chairs.

Keep Upholstery Cleaner Close at Hand

No matter how careful you and your family members might be, there are bound to be accidents on your upholstered chairs every now and then. Therefore, it's important to keep a bottle of upholstery cleaner close at hand. If you take care of stains as quickly as possible, you can help prevent them from setting and becoming impossible to get out. In fact, it's even a good idea to keep one of those small detergent pens on hand; you can slip it inside your china cabinet or elsewhere in your dining area and can grab it as needed.

Use Chair Covers

For everyday use, it can be fun to use chair covers rather than sitting on your chair's upholstery. You can purchase chair covers from any store that sells furniture and accompanying accessories, or you can make them yourself. This is also a fun, easy and affordable way to switch up the look in your home regularly. For example, you can use seasonal or holiday-themed chair covers; then, not only will you be taking good care of your chairs, but you'll also be decorating at the same time. For best results, look for covers that can be tossed in the washing machine for ease of use.

As you can see, you don't have to be banished to dealing with stains just because you have upholstered dining room chairs. If you follow these tips, you'll surely find it easy to protect your chairs from damage while keeping them looking great. For more furniture care tips and ideas, contact a company like Merlins TV.