Mother of all Linen sectionals

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By Goomer on Jun 22, 2017 at 10:54 PM
  1. Goomer
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Discussion in 'the CleAn Room' started by Goomer, Jun 22, 2017.

    1. Ofer Kolton
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      1. For starters- keep that moisture off them buttons.
      2. Why are you cleaning in New Jersey?
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      Why do you think it is in Jersey?
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      Because the moisture will be trapped?

      Metal?
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      Is there any yellowing from the widows? Most important to me is to set realistic expectations. I second the button comment. I'd flip a couple of them and see if there is any rust under them already. If it's been cleaned before (or large spills) there's a good chance there is already rust present. Take note before hand. I'd vac for an hour or two. Then probably encap and immediately spritz with peroxide based spray, section by section. Note, it's not just the bottom of the buttons that rust, sometimes they rust right through the fabric on the tops...freeking cheap buttons!
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      Why doesn't everybody just tag Pemberton right from the start?
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      absolutely metal. IMHO, If they rusted it would be a toatal loss as it would take a laymen a very long time to relpace all of those and with that many very costly for a pro to redo.

      edit...you better make mad cash on this, I'd probably charge twice what I'd normally charge on a natural fiber sectional that size. At least the cushons don't come off!
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      In regards to the few browned areas an the possible use of a fabric shampoo containing Sodium Metabisulfite, I am concerned about the possibility of the treated areas being bleached whiter than the surrounding areas, which I have heard of happening.

      This is the last piece I want to fook up.
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      No doubt.

      Premium piece if there ever was one.
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      Would it have kept everyone else, including yourself away?

      What fun would that be?
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      I would make sure they know the difficulty involved in cleaning such a piece. I personally would not clean it on site. I'd take it in plant when I can control the conditions as well as clean the worst areas multiple times if needed.

      The old school button tufffed pieces are a pain to deal with. The creased areas can draw up losing the fold. That requires dry pressing with a jiffy steamer.

      Its not for the weak of heart but is going to require some patience. Make sure you charge enough to make it worth your time.

      I'd also include those pictures in a preexisting conditions waiver I'd have them sign. Its one thing to be responsible for damage you caused but you don't want to blamed for what someone else did.
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      Don't use Haitian Cotton Shampoo, that's some nasty harsh crap. You're asking for a major whipping goofing around witg this piece.
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      Metal buttons for sure! We did one similar to this when first started. It was a love seat though. Customer called us within 3 hours and said the buttons changed color. It was rust immediately forming. We tried to remove the rust with T-Rust removal and it ate away the fabric on the button. Had to replace. Hard lesson learned. Last one we cleaned like this, I put towels over each button as we cleaned. 0 moisture on them and it cleaned up fine!
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      I was thinking that would be a safe approach to just shampoo the foam in with white towels to control the moisture and dry extract as per the directions.
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      Happy now?
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      its not that soiled-- so this is what I would do.

      vacuum the entire piece, clean with foam/shampoo only. Oriental rug and fine fabric shampoo. don't wet the item t00 much, only foam with horsehair brush or sponge. rinse extract with last step with SS upholstery tool with very low flow and pressure. don't get the buttons wet, have rust remover on hand in case you do.
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      You need a neutral/acid shampoo like Prochem's Fine Fabric Shampoo. We would likely use it applied with a sea sponge or horse hair brush. Rinse with acid rinse like Prochem's All Fiber Rinse.

      After it dries if you still have water rings I might spray Yellow RX and rinse.
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      If Pemberton agrees with you

      I'm gonna puke

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