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    Posted: 29/September/2006 at 4:04pm
     

Just to say hello and ask for your advice. I have to clean 2 couches made of 65% cotton. Any advice how to clean them and dry them since they are in a basement and there is not muuch ventilation. I have cleaned couches in the past but made of polyester. I have heard that cotton is very delicate.

Please help I don't want to mess up.
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 Pre-vac, Prespray with pre-kleen upholstery cleaner, lightly brush/ agitate with soft brush or cotton towels. Extract with textile rinse (low psi). Force dry with air movers or fans. Apply guard if so desired. Collect cash and be on your way.There are several other ways to clean that type of upholstery,however that is very effective and does a great job!Thumbs Up
Could somebody just clean my carpets!
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I concur with Hammy...You can use a dif. uph. prespray also.

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Thank you for all your advice,
I wait for more responses
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hey guys thanks for the advice I clean the couches today It took me a little long but worked great   .
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Cotton Sofa
 
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Gaitan,

Whoever told you that cotton is a delicate fibre?

It is relatively strong due to its structure - layers of minute, criss-crossed spiral fibrules of which the fibre is composed. It can be further strengthened by the yarning.

Being a cellulosic fibre it can suffer from browning but this and possible shrinkage is easily avoided by proper cleaning practice which will avoid the over-wetting and extended drying times that can be responsible.
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Thanks John great advise.
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Cotton is delicate in its natural state..LOL
 
Actually cotton is about 15% stronger when it's wet.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Spray it with some encap juice like Releasit, rub it around with a Cimex pad when custy aint looking-- get your cash and dash!
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gaitan...
 
First, cotton looks horrible when you first clean it...but when it drys, it looks great..
 
Just make sure to wet the entire thing, cotton has a habbit of getting water rings  if you only wet in sections. When i say wet, I dont mean firehose it either...dry dry dry
 
use cold to mild water
 
 
 
 
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For water-soluble upholstery, rent or purchase an upholstery cleaning machine and shampoo. Use a chemical cleaning agent if the couch is covered in cotton, rayon or silk, working the product in with soft upholstery brushes. remove the Soil that has been captured by the cleaning agent as a final step in the couch restoration.

Clean wood trim and other non-upholstery couch fittings with mild soap. If the wood sections are damaged or scarred, consider sanding and staining them while you wait for the upholstery to dry.

When the couch is dry and you've completed the job, apply a spray-on product such as scotchgard to all surface areas of the upholstery to keep it from attracting grime in the future.
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Hi,

Yes Your right the cotton will become much stronger when its wet,,,,let it dry...
Then after that spray spray it with some chemicals to clean it up....

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Originally posted by John L John L wrote:

Cotton Sofa
 
  BEFORE

  AFTER

I can't see any difference
Can you see any differenceDrunky
 
iufference?
Just My opinion
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