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solvent for curtain cleaning????
Posted by ALEXDH (ALEXDH), 25 October 2003HI gents
Which solvent do you gentleman use if you are doing curtain and sofa's.
All the best
Posted by Dave_Parry (Dave Parry), 25 October 2003I use Ashbys supreme dry clean or Prochem dri pro, whichever is cheapest and available, also use ashbys dri clean booster as an additive. Any one know where can get cheaper would be gratefull.
Never come across a suite that had to be dri cleaned always wet cleaned with no probs.
Have dri cleaned a hemp stair carpet (looked like yellow string), but not too successfull, and charged a lot for the priveledge, but warned the customer before, so not unhappy.
Posted by Fintan_Coll (Fintan_Coll), 25 October 2003Alltec or Extracta have quite good products. Would only use on curtains or upholstery. Defenitely not the product for seagrass carpeting or such like. Dry compound is the only suitable product here and even then results will not be great.
Posted by ALEXDH (ALEXDH), 25 October 2003thanks dave
i reckon its got to be a typo but i have my local cleaning supplies catalogue and they have dri pro @ 19.95 for 5 litres that can't be right can it?.
thanks for your help the ninja is looking likely, going to go over the extracta and alltech offers again then start getting my cost plan finally written up.
Posted by Dave_Parry (Dave Parry), 25 October 2003sounds about right, but buy by the case of 4 and get extra discount. My supplier gives 15% normal, 20% for case quantities, I pay about £ 71/ case inc vat.
Also dont forget that you can filter and reuse, you lose about a third. I use about 10 litres per full length curtains, reclaim about 6 or 7 litres.
Posted by lee_gundry (lee_gundry), 26 October 2003check out craftex for dry cleaning solvent.
Posted by mike_halliday (mike_halliday), 26 October 2003Craftexs dry cleaning solvent is £14 for 5lt I use a lot of craftex chemicals and always find them top notch.
Posted by carpetmas5 (carpetmas5), 30 October 2003sorry I do not like the smell of Craftex dry cleaner
Posted by md_cleaning (md_cleaning), 2 November 2003Dri Pro from Prochem is good stuff.
Posted by Derek (Derek Bolton), 3 November 2003Hi
Speaking to Steve Saunders of Alltec the other day he tells me that they have a new dry cleaning solution which contains, amongst other things, optical brighteners... apparently the only one on the market.
Maybe worth a look
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