- April 10, 2003 at 12:07 pm #249255
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.
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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