Thursday, February 28, 2008

Upholstery Stain Removal

Basic Process: Remove excess soil promptly, by scraping off residue with dull knife or spoon, and/or blotting up spills with absorbent materials.
Be sure to pre-test in an inconspicuous spot. Basically fabrics are cleanable if they don't fade or shrink. See "Testing Cleanability".

Do not remove cushion from the cover.

General cleaning is done with 1 pint cool or warm water and 2 teaspoons of mild dish detergent (except rayon which will shrink use dry-cleaning fluids.

Never soak use the foam from the solution. Use sparingly.

No harsh rubbing use soft white cloth or a sponge.

Rinse with a damp sponge.

Rapid drying is essential.

Symbols and their meanings found on upholstery labels or tags, read tag on furniture.

W Spot clean with the foam only of a water-based cleaning agent such as mild detergent or upholstery shampoo.

S Spot clean using solvent only. Use sparingly in a well-ventilated room. Use of water-based solvent cleaners may cause spotting and/or excessive shrinkage. Water stains may become permanent.

S-W Spot clean with solvent or water based foam.

X Vacuum only.

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