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Animal Upholstery Fabric Category Description:

Get a little wild and reupholster that old chair or sofa in one of our exotic animal prints. It's a great way to add a little pizzazz to a room, with natural colors that will compliment any theme.

These prints are perfect for making area rugs and bedspreads, thus turning your room into the plains of the Serengetti or the windswept deserts of the Sahara.

Let your imagination run wild, too! Dog beds, coats, lampshades, pillows, vests… all of these things can be made with our Animal Print Upholstery. These prints would also make very nice, thick and luxurious draperies for an office, library or study.

All this and not one endangered animal is harmed! So go ahead... get a little wild!

Protect Your Animal Upholstery Fabrics

Prompt attention to stains increases success in removing them. Even stain-resistant finishes such as scotch-guard offer only temporary protection. Periodic cleaning by professional upholstery cleaners will maximize the lifespan of your animal print upholstery.

Our Animal Upholstery Fabrics section at any time may include chenille, velvet and other fabrics with piles. To see specific recommendations on the proper care of these upholstery fabrics please visit their respective description pages.

Maintain Your Animal Upholstery Fabric in Good Condition

Vacuum or lightly brush your animal upholstery fabrics weekly to guard against the accumulation of dust and soil and to prevent dirt from becoming embedded between the fibers. Taking this measure will preserve the vibrant colors seen on most of our animal print upholstery fabrics. Also remember to rotate and turn your cushions weekly to prevent uneven wear. This will also balance exposure to sunlight.

Do not place newspapers directly on your animal upholstery fabric because the ink could permanently stain the fabric. Dyes, corrosives, acids, paints, inks, nail polish and chemical-based removers should not be used in the vicinity of your upholstered furniture.

Upholstered furniture should be kept out of direct sunlight to protect it from fading.

What You Need to Know About Stain Repellants

Animal print upholstery fabrics treated with stain repellants provide protective barriers around the individual fibers. Therefore, most liquid spills will bead up on the surface of the fabric for easy blotting before it sets in to stain the fabric. However, a fabric's stain repellant properties do not make it waterproof. Keep in mind that the effectiveness of a stain repellant will deteriorate over time with the wear and abrasion caused by normal use.

The Best Way to Store Your Animal Upholstery Fabrics

Before storing your animal upholstery fabrics for an extended period of time it is important to have them properly laundered to prevent dust, soil and stains from attracting critters. Furthermore, avoid storing your upholstery fabrics in attics or basements; these places tend to be vulnerable to mold, mildew and insects and other threats. The best location in your home for animal upholstery fabric storage is a cool, dry room. If using a closet, make sure there is sufficient air circulation to prevent mold growth. Always store your fabrics out of direct sunlight.

Your animal upholstery fabrics can be stored in bags of linen, cotton or muslin. Do not use plastic bags, cedar chests or cardboard boxes for storage. Fumes from polyurethane foam, cedar closets and acids in unvarnished wood and cardboard can damage your upholstery fabrics. Acid free tissue paper can also be employed in the storage of your animal print upholstery fabrics.


* The above information is intended to aid our customers in their fabric projects. These suggestions are based on manufacturer's recommendations and customer insights. The above statements are not intended to be understood as unequivocal or applicable to every circumstance. Therefore, J&O Fabrics is not responsible for the results of the implementation of these cleaning methods.

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