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Cleaning Cushions

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Whether they are on a couch or a favorite easy chair, cushions get used day in and day out. Therefore, they need to be cleaned well from time to time. This is a guide about cleaning cushions.
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April 25, 20160 found this helpful

A vintage couch with many cushions.

This is a guide about removing odors from couch cushions. Couch cushions can pick up all kinds of odors from daily use.

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May 23, 20070 found this helpful

Instead of banging cushions together outside, just toss in dryer one at a time on low setting for about 5 minutes. All the dust from cushions and pillows will go into the lint filter and will save your arms from doing all that work. I also do this to stuffed animals, just be sure it is on air fluff and not long, otherwise some fur on stuffed animals will singe.

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May 27, 20070 found this helpful

The theory is great and the results may LOOK fine, however, as a vacuum demonstrator in homes for a temp. job, I learned that heat does NOT KILL dust

mites. Only alcohol and disposal of the waxy creatures, en masse, will. So, you might

want to wipe out your dryer tub and filter basket after each time you do this or risk depositing a fresh

colony of hungry dust mites into your clothes and linens. They are so microscopic that a whole CIYY of them can live on the head of a straightpin and they cause terrible itchy skin/scalp, pimples, and

eczema and even psoriasis. If anyone itches, use alcohol on the areas of the body. clean your upholstery with a strong vacuum /attachment ,then

spray until wet with alcohol, if water resistant or color

safe (test in inconspicuous place first), then steam

and extract water quickly. God bless you. : )

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September 13, 2016

How do I clean and deodorize cushions from bench seats in an RV?

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February 2, 20170 found this helpful

I clean ours with the upholstery attachment on my carpet shampooer. It does well.

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February 4, 20170 found this helpful

Use a mild soap to clean, and Febreze for odor

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December 30, 2008

After cleaning my taupe microfiber couch, I stood the cushions up to dry. As a result, it left blackish areas at the front of the cushions, back and front. I know this was a result of the dirty water pooling at the bottom. They were too wet from using the wrong method. Some of this could be from oil from dog hair, as I bought it from a friend who never brushed his Rottie or his sofa. Please help.

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January 5, 20090 found this helpful

Try vinegar water. I had problems with water stains on the upholstery in my car and used vinegar water. I had to get the hole thing wet however as the first time I ended up with a water ring around the endge.

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January 6, 20090 found this helpful

I would have it done by a professional, the cost of a good cleaning is still far less than a new sofa.

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