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Advice cleaning a cushion seat

Discussion in 'Personal' started by oldsomeman, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Can you help please

    Mrs Oldy bought one of those cane chairs with a large tied in cushion seat.It was secondhand and cheap.

    She now wants to clean the cushion part but its to big to go in the washing machine..and so do i

    clean it manually and if so with what?

    Take it to a big Laundrette and do it that way.Although as i am unsure of the stuffing I do not know how the stuffing will react.

    Or to dry cleaners which I imagine is the expensive option?

    I await your valued opinion

    thank you
  2. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    TBH, I'd go with the dry cleaner option. It might be a bit pricey, but if anything goes wrong, at least you;ll have some comeback.
  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Or replace it?
  4. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    If all else fails, could you make a new removable cover that is washable? Otherwise, I would test a patch that won't be visible, with upholstery cleaner to see whether it makes a difference, or follow Dragonlady's suggestion.
  5. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    thanks so far folks
  6. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    From experience don't let the cushion get wet. I cleaned my pale coloured car seats and got them too wet so dirt from the foam inside stained the outer cover. Look for some sort of dry cleaner product to do it yourself.
  7. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    In the end i used car upholstery cleaner..seemed to do the job and was fine once dried

    thanks all for you advice.

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