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John Bolton View Drop Down

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John Bolton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16/September/2010 at 9:21am
Mt Steamer,

I have been in the business for 45 years, have given and received training - but we have never met. I have however met a large number of trained professionals, so maybe you don't get out enough Smile

Oh, and the majority of suites that I clean are either cotton or linen, so I think I know the fibre quite well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MR. STEAMER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/September/2010 at 11:39pm
What I ment to say is there there is no text book method.... People use many different methods to clean the same thing. Changing an alternator on a BMW can only happen one way....a mechanic has to be trained and become a Trained Professional..

if you think you are a trained professional after taking the IICRC course for furniture...I LAUGH...

Most cleaners come up with methods that work for them...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote prouddadx3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/October/2010 at 1:24pm
I like to use a self neutralizing ammonia cleaner with cotton. Staying with a low PH helps with yellowing and an acid rinse is also good. We use Dry tools which keeps it relatively dry. The water ring tip is a good one and if you see water rings on furniture their is a good chance it is cotton. They use to say to clean to your most sensitive fiber and cotton is sensitive to PH. So even if it is just 10 % cotton, clean it like its 100% cotton.
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Some cotton can't be cleaned with water. What is the cleaning code symbol on the piece?
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