Upholstery Cleaner

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    Michelle
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    <font size="2">I got the following recipe from the budget101.com site and was wondering if anyone has used it and what they might suggest is a "mild detergent". do you think it means something like Dreft or Woolite (that you use in the washing machine) or somethingelse? I have a FILTHY couch and would LOVE to try something homemade like this. Any ideas anyone? Any other recipes you know of?


    <font size="2">UPHOLSTERY CLEANER


    <font size="2">1/2 C. mild detergent
    2 C. boiling water


    <font size="2">Mix; let cool until it forms into jelly. Whip with a hand beater for a good stiff foam. Test solution on an out-of-sight spot before you apply all over.


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    Poppy
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    Hi Michelle, here are instructions and another upholstery cleaner
    recipe. This recipe sounds a bit tougher though.
    How it helps, Poppy

    >
    > 1/2 C. mild detergent
    > 2 C. boiling water
    >
    > Mix; let cool until it forms into jelly. Whip with a hand
    beater for a good stiff foam. Test solution on an out-of-sight spot
    before you apply all over.

    Upholstery cleaner with instructions from the Univ of Georgia Ext
    Office.

    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.

    This article was written by Anne Field, Extension
    Specialist, Emeritus with references from the Georgia
    Extension bulletin, How to Care for Your Furnishings.


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    Default Upholstery Cleaner

    Originally posted by Poppy on April 10, 2003
    Upholstery Cleaner

    1/2 C. mild detergent
    2 C. boiling water
    Mix; let cool until it forms into jelly. Whip with a hand beater for a good stiff foam. Test solution on an out-of-sight spot before you apply all over. Upholstery cleaner with instructions from the Univ. of Georgia Ext Office. 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.
    This article was written by Anne Field, Extension Specialist, Emeritus with references from the Georgia Extension bulletin, How to Care for Your Furnishings.

 

 

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