Brentwood Classics

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How to Maintain Feather Filled Upholstery

Feather filled furniture offers a comfortable and luxurious feeling. Feather filled cushions are a full shape that conforms to your body and allows you sink down into your cushions for a relaxed and cozy experience. When it comes to maintaining the look of your furniture it is important to know how to care for it properly. To help maintain the fullness of feather filled cushions here are some helpful tips:  

  1. Frequently Rotate and Flip - Turn the seat cushions and back cushions over and rearrange them so that the couch wears evenly.
  2. Beating and Fluffing - Pick up the cushions, turn them over a few times and shake them to redistribute the feathers evenly throughout.
  3. Bunching - With the fabric casing on push the feathers around and bunch your hands together. If you want you can undo the zipper on the casing and place your hands on the tick lining and push the feathers around and bunch your hands together.  When finished, set the cushions back into place. For a smoother look brush your hands over the cushions. 
  4. Vacuum with Caution - Do not vacuum your cushions on a high setting as it will pull the feathers out of the tick lining. With caution please use the lowest setting available if you require to vacuum your cushions.



It is important to know the content and care instructions for your fabric selection to ensure proper maintenance and extend its lifespan. Each of our fabrics is labeled with a cleaning code to assist you when accidents happen.

water based cleaner

Water-Based Cleaner

Spot clean, using the foam only from a water-based cleaning agent such as a mild detergent or non-solvent upholstery shampoo product. Apply foam with a soft brush in a circular motion. Use sparingly. Avoid over wetting. Vacuum when dry.

solvent cleaner

Solvent Cleaner

Spot clean, using mild water-free or dry cleaning product. Clean only in a well-ventilated room and avoid any product containing carbon tetrachloride or other toxic materials.

water / solvent cleaner

Water / Solvent Cleaner

Spot clean with a mild solvent, an upholstery shampoo, or the foam from a mild detergent. When using a solvent or a dry cleaning product, follow the instructions carefully and clean only in a well-ventilated room. Avoid any product that contains carbon tetrachloride or other toxic materials. With either method, pretest a small area before proceeding.

solvent cleaner

Vacuum Only

Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust and grime. Water-based foam cleaners or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking, staining or distortion of the surface pile and therefore, should not be used.

Dry Clean Only

Dry Clean Only

This fabric should be dry cleaned by a professional only.


Fabric Pilling 

Pilling is a characteristic of many upholstery fabrics.  This is a result of excess fiber coming off the surface of the material and or of other materials (like blankets or throws). The release of excess fiber results in small “balls” or “pills” forming on the surface of the upholstery. This condition is NOT warranted by the fabric mills as it is NOT considered a defect, but simply the fiber of each individual strand of thread used to weave the material working through the weave itself, or of fibers from a blanket or throw coming in contact with the surface of the cover. The occurrence is very similar to the “fuzzing” experienced with new carpeting or the “pilling” of new sweaters. The concern on the part of most consumers is that the fabric is disintegrating and will ultimately have a bald area on the cover and that is not the case. As with carpets and sweaters, the pilling will persist until the excess fiber is gone, and then the pilling will cease. Periodic maintenance (vacuuming, cleaning, flipping and rotating cushions for even wear) is recommended.



To maintain your leather's natural life, it needs regular care. It’s a skin and therefore does not require chemical treatments. A dry cloth or weekly vacuuming can do the trick. Steer clear of chemical polish or soaps, dampening a cloth should be sufficient for any spills or surface soiling. Avoid placing your leather near any heat sources or direct sunlight. If you hire a professional to clean your leather, make sure they specialize in leathers. Leather is incredibly durable and should last you a very long time. Simple maintenance can extend that lifespan tremendously.