sofa covers

Slipcovers / Couch Covers

Don’t you just love a slipcover? The convenience of machine washing the cover whenever it is dirty or dusty, and no hassles to get a professional upholstery cleaner to do the job.

At Upholstery Cape Town, we take great care to manufacture slipcovers that fit couches perfectly, and also add a little extra for shrinkage upon machine washing. Not all types of upholstery fabric is suited for couch covers. The best types of fabrics to use for slipcovers are 100% cotton, 100% linen, cotton-linen blend, polyester-cotton blend, or a polyester-cotton-linen blend.

5 Expert tips on how to make your couch covers last longer:

  1. Only use machine washable fabric for your couch covers that are preshrunk.
  2. Spot treat any very dirty places with a washing powder paste made of washing powder and a little warm water. Let it stand a few minutes – DO NOT SCRUB!
  3. Wash the slipcovers in cold water.
  4. Air dry the sofa covers out of direct sunlight until almost dry to the touch and refit on your couch while still slightly damp.
  5. Vacuum couch covers in between washes to keep dust out of the weave.

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Couch Cover Service areas in Cape Town: Pinelands, Plattekloof, Sunningdale, Atlantic Beach Golf Estate, Sunset Beach