Many owners of England Furniture items love their pets. Unfortunately their pets may create unique care and maintenance situations for their England Furniture upholstered and wood products. The presence of pet hair is common issue for England Furniture pet owners and a number of techniques can assist with the removal of pet hair. Lint rollers and lint brushes are often used. Other people have successfully used packing tape or masking tape wrapped around their hand (stick side on the outside) to remove hair. Rubber gloves, especially those with ridges, and damp sponges can be used. Rubbing your England Furniture products with a used fabric softener sheet can help to loosen up pet hair before vacuuming a piece of furniture. Some have even found that rubbing a balloon over their England Furniture item allows static electricity to pick up pet hair.
Another common problem is the presence of dirty paw prints on your England Furniture upholstered or wood pieces. The first key step is to first allow all muddy or wet paw prints to dry completely. Attempts to clean wet prints can actually cause the stain to spread into many furniture fabrics. You should then attempt to remove as much of the dried dirt as possible with a spoon or vacuum attachment. Then follow the instructions that accompany specifically designed fabric cleaners or try a homemade solution such as liquid dish-washing detergent. If attempting the latter pour approximately 1 tablespoon of detergent into two cups of cold water. Dampen a clean cloth (preferably white and lint-free) and blog the paw prints until the dirt stains are removed. Be sure to blot and not rub to avoid possible spreading of the stain. Dampen another clean, white cloth with water and sponge the England Furniture product with this cloth to rinse out the soapy water. Then blot the furniture with a clean towel until dry.
If the paw prints occur on wood furniture such as England Furniture end tables first determine if the paw prints have eaten into the wood finish. Acids found in traces of cat urine and feces, for example, can eat into wood finishes. If you notice peeling wood or a difference in the wood’s sheen then the prints may be eating the wood finish. If you determine the wood finish has not been eating follow these guidelines. Mix some diluted oil soap following the instructions provided on the bottle. This is typically ½ cup of oil stop for every 1 gallon of warm water. Dip a clean cloth in the solution and gently rub the prints off in a circular motion. Then immediately use a dry clean cloth to wipe the area free from any water or moisture to prevent moisture penetration into the wood. Repeat as necessary and make sure the wood is completely dry. If desired, you could then apply a thin coat of furniture polish to help to protect the newly cleaned England Furniture wood product.
As always, when using any type of cleaning products on your England Furniture products it is important to be sure to first review all instructions and/or warnings that came along with your documentation. Also it is often wise to first use the cleaning product on a hidden area of the fabric first to see if any type of discoloration occurs from the cleaning agent you are utilizing.