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Mould on suite
Posted by adl (dave555), 31 March 2004i have a suite that a customer has put in storage for the last 6 months in a garage. Unfortunatley it is now mouldy, black and stained i cannot get it out anybody got any ideas ( i expect it is probebly beyond repair but i do like to help my customers if i can
Posted by lenpg (Len Gribble), 31 March 2004Dave
I would tread on the side of caution with this one, if itís as bad as you say you may have mould within the carcase framework walk away.
Posted by John_Flynn (John_Flynn), 31 March 2004Hi Dave
As Len says, but I put it this way, the problem is the customers DO Not let it become yours, walk away.
Posted by adl (dave555), 1 April 2004luckily (for the customer that is) its only on the cushions she has been told that there is nothing i can do, but i just thought id ask, see if any of the ol-timers had any old witches spells and secrets thanks anyway for your help
Posted by Dynafoam (Dynafoam), 1 April 2004Dave,
The problem with black mould is that it grows within the fabric - with natural fibres, within the fibre strands themselves.
The most effective treatment I have found is Ultrapac Renovate BUT results are most often dissapointing.
I have also had some sucess with peroxide bleaching boosted with ammonia as a final treatment but this is likely to cause undesired colour loss and posible fibre weakening.
Best left alone.
Posted by adl (dave555), 1 April 2004Yeah i did my best for her (as shes only 22) i took her for a drink instead as she looked unhappy!
Posted by Dynafoam (Dynafoam), 1 April 2004 You're a saint, Dave
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