Carpet Cleaning Issues - Carpet construction, upholstery cleaning, stain removal, equipment, events, etc.
Posted by carpet_bright (carpet_bright), 12 October 2003Just wondered if any budding upholstery cleaners have any experience in cleaning headboards
I have been asked by a client to clean only trouble is I've been unable to identify the fabric. The headboard is of velvet effect, though isn't true velvet. I have done dye bleed tests and distortion tests which both passed but there is heavy body/hair grease patches that need cleaning.
On upholstery I have great success using Prochem's Enzyme prespray to remove grease and then rinsing with my trusty old steameasy 400.
Any other suggestions?
Posted by mike_halliday (mike_halliday), 12 October 2003I've done one before but it was just a dralon-type material, I'd just treat a headboard like a piece of upholstery.
I did my own headboard last month and it went ok but I had trouble getting the rust marks out where the handcuffs hung down
Posted by Derek (Derek Bolton), 12 October 2003Hi Paul
I have been asked to clean headboards a few times over the years with the grease problem. Most as Mike says are Acrylic pile (Dralon) and are therefore OK to wet clean. I have used Prochem's Fabric Restorer with good results.
Be careful with the cotton prints and other flatweave fabrics at the grease contamination can cause a severe weakening of the fibres... cleaning them in this condition will just about see them off.
Posted by Nigel_W (Nigel_W), 13 October 2003I clean alot of headboards, although not many dralon ones. I found them much easier once I was using some kind of enclosed jet upholstery tool. e.g. CFR, PMF, The difference is that you don't get any over-spray/spill which happens because the fabric is tightly upholstered. Also you can go over the grease area several times without over-wetting and at very high heat.
Otherwise just clean as normal upholstery (with the usual precautions)
Posted by carpet_bright (carpet_bright), 13 October 2003Thanks for your comments guys.
I normally use fabric restorer when I clean upholstery so I'll give it a go with the headboard.
I do recommend people trying the enzyme prespray on upholstery grease spots, especially hair laquer. I have had great results with the right agitation etc.
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