Care Home Furniture Upholstery Cleaning Guide

We want you to get the most out of your Furncare upholstered products. These instructions provide a comprehensive guide to regularly cleaning and maintaining your product. Whether you have fabric or faux leather, regular maintenance and care of your care home furniture upholstery is essential in order to maintain the longevity and appearance of the product.

Most stains can be removed simply by wiping clean, chemicals are not normally required if a spillage or stain is attended to promptly. Ideally all spillages or stains should be cleaned within 15 minutes of the incident.


  • Vacuum and clean with a damp microfibre cloth
    regularly to prevent build up of dust particles and
  • Items can be steam cleaned in situ if required.


  • Spillages should initially be wiped away as much as
    possible with a dry microfibre cloth.
  • If required, any residue can then be cleaned with a
    microfibre cloth made damp with cold water. No
    detergents should be required.
  • For heavier soiling, including oil based stains, a mild
    proprietary cleaner can be used. Be careful to ensure
    that all cleaning product residue is removed to maintain
    the efficiency of the stain repellent layer on the
  • If using a cleaning product, ensure this is patch tested on
    a non-visible section of upholstery to verify suitability.
  • When using alcohol and solvent based cleaners or wipes
    containing strong cleaning agents, ensure to exercise
    extreme care on application, particularly to faux leather
    as repeated use on faux leather and vinyl’s can cause
    them to crack.
  • Bodily fluids should always be removed with cold water,
    and cleaned as above.

For further information you can watch the following video from Panaz.

  • Extreme soiling may be cleaned with a 5% Sodium
    Hypochlorite solution (bleach), ensuring that any
    cleaning product residue has been fully removed from
    the upholstery. *Before using bleach, be sure to check
    the particular upholstery is suitable for such treatment.
  • Under no circumstances should you machine wash, fully
    immerse, dry clean or use solvent based chemicals or
    stain removers.
  • Do not remove the cushion covers and wash separately.
    This will destroy the waterproof layer within the
  • Poorly fixed clothing dyes, such as denim, will cause
    permanent staining.

If you’d like a copy of our cleaning instructions for your team, please click here.

For further advice, please do not hesitate to contact our team on 01603 664900 or email and we will be happy to assist.