Need Help With Viscose / Rayon Upholstery Cleaning Methods

VividCleaning

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So lately as I am doing more and more upholstery cleaning I keep running into Viscose/Rayon furniture more often. For more durable fabric I still use a Steam cleaning but only after I explain all the risks to the client so far I haven't run into any problems but I am using only One Earth Rug and Upholstery Cleaner. The problem is it is not very strong on stains but it works better than Solvent based dry cleaning solution. I have been trying to find information online about Viscose and what kind of products are safe to use but their arent much information.

What cleaning solutions have you used to clean Viscose upholstery?

What cleaning solutions should be avoided completely?

Has anybody used HAITIAN COTTON SHAMPOO on Viscose? (it has Diluted pH: 2.2)

Thanks in advance.
 

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Rayon/Viscose should be cleaned like a cellulose/ cotton.
I dont like rayon, it weakens as it gets cleaned (water weakens) unlike cotton that gets strong when wet, very easy to stain, browning and yellowing is possible plus it sometimes is flame retarded treated and that stuff reacts bad with water. When i do clean rayon I use low moisture, Foam works ok but stains arent always removed.

You can use solvent but water based soils dont clean.
 

VividCleaning

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Rayon/Viscose should be cleaned like a cellulose/ cotton.
I dont like rayon, it weakens as it gets cleaned (water weakens) unlike cotton that gets strong when wet, very easy to stain, browning and yellowing is possible plus it sometimes is flame retarded treated and that stuff reacts bad with water. When i do clean rayon I use low moisture, Foam works ok but stains arent always removed.

You can use solvent but water based soils dont clean.
What about using steam cleaning and when I say steam cleaning I don't mean HWE but cleaning with steam like this machine The Tandem Pro 2000CV ( https://reliablecorporation.ca/collections/steam-cleaners/products/tandem-pro-2000cv ) Would hot steam damage Viscose?