February 03, 2011 // Franchising.com // On Super Bowl Sunday, it's not just the players who take a beating. During our Super Bowl parties, our furniture gets ran-SACKED more than a quarterback with food and drink spills. It's all got to be cleaned up, but where do you start?
The local leather expert from Fibrenew, a leather and plastics refurbishing specialist, warns consumers of the Top Five Super Bowl Party Spills and arms them with The Do's and Don'ts of Super Bowl Party Clean Up.
"We see a big increase in the damage of leather furniture this time of year with all the Super Bowl parties" says Michael Wilson, CEO of Fibrenew. "Clumsy guests cause damage, but the worst disasters are caused by homeowners who don't know the best ways to clean up a mess and repair a problem."
TOP FIVE SUPERBOWL SPILLS (and how to clean them!)*
1) FOOD OR WINE STAIN: Your brother-in-law eats an entire pizza and drops a slice and his fifth glass of wine on your leather loveseat.
2) INK : The spoiled rotten ... we mean darling … neighbor's kid, is keeping score on your leather couch with his new marker set.
3) NAIL POLISH: You try out OPI's Affair in Red Square red to sexy up those toenails pre-game, but you end up polishing a couch cushion instead.
4) ANIMAL SCRATCHES AND PICKS: Your new dog gets all excited when Big Ben or Aaron Rodgers throws a touchdown and scratches the heck out of your couch.
5) BURNS AND DISCOLORATION: Those candles, strategically placed to keep the house smelling fresh, get knocked over when your father-in-law high-fives your nephew because his favorite team won. You lose with a dried out heat spot and a cracked couch cushion.
"We hate to see people damaging their leather furniture further by trying to fix minor problems," says Wilson. "Part of our job as leather and plastics experts is to serve as a resource, helping people understand what problems they can handle on their own and when they need to call a professional."
*There are several types of leather, and the following tips apply to all fully-finished leather, which makes up 85 percent of the leather market.
Tell this story with a Fibrenew Leather Expert in your town who can damage leather and demonstrate the different DOs and DON'Ts of proper cleanup.
Fibrenew, founded in 1985 in Canada, is an international franchise company that specializes in the renewal of leather and plastics, servicing five major markets: aviation, automotive, commercial, marine and residential. There are nearly 200 Fibrenew locations in 9 countries around the world. As a global leader in the environmental movement, Fibrenew prevents thousands of tons of leather and plastics from entering landfills. Fibrenew also supports initiatives that give opportunities to women in third world countries. For more information visit www.fibrenew.com