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Can my sofa be rescued?

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llareggub Fri 12-Sep-08 22:05:08

I bought two very lovely sofas pre DS in a very child unfriendly colour and fabric.

Water appears to stain the material, and two years of baby and toddler have resulted in two very manky looking sofas.

Any thoughts or should I start saving for new ones?

llareggub Fri 12-Sep-08 22:06:12


meant to post this in Good Housekeeping.

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 12-Sep-08 22:06:59



Get them recovered, if that's not possible then replace.

elmoandella Fri 12-Sep-08 22:08:13

start saving.

or dfs do a deal where you pay nothing for 1 year. then it's interest free credit for 3 years. same as saving for 4 year exept you get to use it. costs no more as 0% finance.

Cappuccino Fri 12-Sep-08 22:09:34

have you had them professionally cleaned?

cheaper than a new sofa

llareggub Fri 12-Sep-08 22:10:23

Professional it effective?

Cappuccino Fri 12-Sep-08 22:10:32

I don't get it

you should buy a sofa rather than having a go at cleaning them?

you should take out finance?


Cappuccino Fri 12-Sep-08 22:11:13

well speak to the people at the place

at the cleaning place

where they clean things

I can't believe you'd buy a new sofa rather than cleaning it first

llareggub Fri 12-Sep-08 22:12:38

No no, I never mentioned finance! Only saving. I don't do finance, I like the interest too much.

Actually I want cleaning tips, which is why I meant to post in Good Housekeeping, not AIBU.

misdee Fri 12-Sep-08 22:12:49

if they are good quality sofas, then it will be better to get them professionally cleaned and looking good again.

MmeLindt Fri 12-Sep-08 22:13:27

How old are they? Just two years?

Were they expensive ones? If they are very good quality then it might be worthwhile looking into having them reupholstered. If they were IKEA then it will not be worth it.

I have the Ektorp from IKEA, with removable covers. I washed them for the first time last month after almost 4years and they came up beautifully.

llareggub Fri 12-Sep-08 22:14:23

Go easy, I'm exhausted from cleaning up after builders all day. I am typing through very sleepy eyes and clearly aren't expressing myself well.

Was being flippant about buying new sofas.

misdee Fri 12-Sep-08 22:14:42

i have ektorp from ikea as well. almost 3years old and have had to replace the covers now, as the back ripped in the wash last time, and they are faded now. i do love it as its pretty comfty though.

elmoandella Fri 12-Sep-08 22:14:43

if it's fabric, and quite a few years old as it's before children (for all i know this could be 20years) whats wrong with replacing it if it's done it's time.

i know it cost me £80 a sofa to get mine cleaned. for my 3 piece suite i wasn't far off getting a new one.

professional cleaning can very expensive depending on your area.

llareggub Fri 12-Sep-08 22:16:18

I can't remember how much they cost, it was a good 5 years ago. They were pristine before DS!

Will look into cleaning.

Cappuccino Fri 12-Sep-08 22:16:46

or you can try hiring a steam cleaner

MmeLindt Fri 12-Sep-08 22:36:41

I am swithering about getting new covers for my Ektorp but I would like a different colour. There is a company that make covers for Ikea sofas in different materials and colours though so maybe we will go with that, if I can persuade DH.

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