If you possess a sofa with fabric covering, sooner or later, you’ll need to remove the cover to be able to wash it. Remember that each sofa is built differently from another and sometimes the undressing operations could be not so easy as they seem. That’s why we suggest a good daily cleaning routine, to delay as long as possible this operation. It is sufficient brushing, vacuuming and tidying your sofa to postpone the washing day. If you chose a practical stain-resistant fabric as our EMI or EVIA, removing stain will be like a walk in the park. When these adjustments won’t be no more sufficient, it’s time to learn how to remove the covers.
Take your time, almost half an hour, to completely remove the cover (structure included). Considering that each model is different from one another, we want to give you a general procedure to follow for almost all Doimo Salotti sofas. Anyway, do not forget to contact our customer service for any doubts or questions.
1. Remove all cushions from your sofa.
The first step is to remove the backrest and seat cushions, they could be just placed on the structure or grabbed on to it with zipper or Velcro. (fig.1) On the back it is placed the zipper to open the cover and remove it. We have two opening ways: the former is the linear opening, the latter is the “U” opening, easier and faster than the first one. (fig.2)
2. Remove sofa’s armrests.
Now, in front of you, there is the sofa structure. If it is a modular sofa, for example a two places element connected to a peninsula or a corner element with plastic supports on the side or under the sofa, divide all its parts (fig. 3) and finally, if provided by the model, detach also the armrests. (fig.3)
Removable armrests have two hooking ways: by bayonet fitting on the element side or by plastic handwheel on the bottom of the basement. In the first case you have to lift the armrest, in the second case it is necessary to unscrew the handwheel and lifted the armrest. (fig.4)
3. Sfoderare il rivestimento della struttura del divano.
Nell’ultimo passaggio rimuoverai tutto il rivestimento dalla struttura del divano. Il tessuto è attaccato alla tela bianca che riveste la struttura attraverso il velcro, per cui è facile toglierlo. Se il tuo divano è componibile e con braccioli staccabili l’operazione è più semplice rispetto a divani con strutture fisse. In entrambi i casi inizia dal basso tirando verso l’alto e piegando il velcro verso l’esterno. (fig.5)
Now it’s time to reveal a useful trick! Velcro used to stick on you fabric covering, and it could also ruin it. While you’re removing your sofa covering, remember to have close at hand the protecting band: it is a fabric band which cover Velcro and avoid it to stick on fabric during the washing process. It is supply with our Sartoria collection sofas, otherwise you can buy it to an haberdashery. If you use it, dress and undress your sofa will be like a piece of cake!
4. Washing procedure.
Now your covering is ready to be washed. Please, always follow the washing instructions carefully. We recommend to go to a laundry, especially for the dry-cleaning process.
Avoid the DIY!
A wrong washing could shrink your covering, making the dressing process hard or even impossible. Wash them inside out and avoid to use the dry machine. Check the washing symbols on the technical data sheet of your sofa.
After washing the sofa cover it’s time to put it on again, follow our tips to make it easy and fast!