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      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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