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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

      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

      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

      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.

      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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