Viscose upholstery cleaning

Nikolovskidzon

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Hi guys, I'm pretty new here and wandered if any of you know how to clean viscose upholstered furniture. Please let me know if you have any ideas. I have a picture of the tag that came with one piece I came across today. I've tried Haitian cotton foam but with 0 results.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend!
Cheers!
Nik
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Most of us old timers on here will often say those "Recommended Cleaning Labels" should be ignored. I've been cleaning S only fabrics with wet cleaning for over 33 years since 1987. That label should not be ignored on that particular fabric. Clean at your own risk and know this, if you damage it you just might wind up buying it. Even if you have GL insurance they will not help you and for very, very good reason. In case you don't know this, almost no GL helps if you mess up anything you work on. It doesn't matter what it is. My advice on that piece is to walk away. I'm not saying it can't be cleaned, but it would be EXTREMELY easy to do PERMANENT DAMAGE especially if you get it wet. That S ONLY on the label means what it says and says what it means. Count yourself lucky at least that label is accurate.
 
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Nikolovskidzon

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Most of us old timers on here will often say those "Recommended Cleaning Labels" should be ignored. I've been cleaning S only fabrics with wet cleaning for over 33 years since 1987. That label should not be ignored on that particular fabric. Clean at your own risk and know this, if you damage it you just might wind up buying it. Even if you have GL insurance they will not help you and for very, very good reason. In case you don't know this, almost no GL helps if you mess up anything you work on. It doesn't matter what it is. My advice on that piece is to walk away. I'm not saying it can't be cleaned, but it would be EXTREMELY easy to do PERMANENT and IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE especially if you get it wet. That S ONLY on the label means what it says and says what it means. Count yourself lucky at least that label is accurate.
Thanks for the advise, really appreciate it.
I did, actually go away. Another question, is there a way to learn how to clean those "sensitive" fabrics? Or do you maybe know someone who knows how to do it here in Toronto area?
Thanks again.
Hope some more newbies will profit from this thread.
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OMG count yourself lucky! Viscose I.E. Rayon or any of the multiple made up patent names for "imitation silk wood pulp" is means for a cleaners disaster. Give the owners your condolences and either move on, or sign a waiver because it's try or die for that garbage.
 

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I really and strongly recommend to take a IICRC class and get certified.

once you understand the fiber including its cleaning characteristic, then youll understand it and how to minimize problems.

Dont get me wrong it can be cleaned, but when its blended with a total of 4 fibers (viscose, cotton, linen and a poly) you are asking for a bunch of problems.

I recommend to follow the tag, Dry clean only. You can learn how to do a form of dry solvent cleaning, take a class.

water cleaning can be done BUT YOU MUST warn, and inform and get consent from owner, and explain all of the potential negative results and have it documented