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Good afternoon Michela,
So sorry to hear that this happen to your new recliner. As for ways to repair, consider first what Parker Knoll suggests:
"We recommend you carefully vacuum your upholstery at least once a week to keep it in good condition. Accumulated dust and dirt can accelerate the wear of your Sofa and cause colours to dull. We also recommend that you do not use any soap or detergents on fabrics as upholstery fabric are not 100% colourfast. Excessive wetting could cause shrinkage. Minor soiling can be removed by using proprietary dry foam cleaner available from most furniture stores. Please test before applying to the whole area and follow instructions for use. It is advisable to have any heavily soiled upholstery cleaned by a Professional Service."
"Dust weekly with a clean soft cloth. Clean quarterly by wiping over with a lukewarm mild solution or pure natural soaping agent, using a damp cloth or soft sponge in a circular motion. If you are using a sponge, work the sponge to achieve a lather; it is better to use the suds to clean with. Any accidental spills should be mopped up immediately with an absorbent tissue or a soft, clean cloth. Always work from the outside of the spill towards the centre, to prevent it spreading. This is important to avoid a stain. Then follow the ‘soaping’ cleaning procedure. Never use:- polishes, creams, detergents, leather food, solvents, varnishes, white spirit or stain removers. They will damage the leather beyond repair. We advise that in the event of severe soiling, you should consult your original retailer where you purchased your furniture."
I would also consider these tips from the San Francisco Chronicle as they have an excellent home improvement section in their paper:
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