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Very Dusty Old Couch

My mom has this old, dust filled couch in our attic. I am moving into the attic and would like to use it for me and my friends. It is a fold out bed-type couch, which is extremely heavy and has attached pillows. Just sitting on it I can feel the dust living in every inch of the material. I have allergies and even though I know it's going to be a big task, I would rather save money and clean it up than throw it out and get something else.

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Any suggestions on how to get rid of the horrible dust mites, dust bunnies, giraffes, alligators, etc.?

Jennifer

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By guest (Guest Post)
March 25, 20050 found this helpful

Vacuum the old couch really well (inside and out) then try some of the spray foam cleaners you can buy in a store and then vacuum again. I would also spray it with fabreeze to freshen it further.

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March 25, 20050 found this helpful

After vacuuming it thoroughly, put it in the strong sun light to help kill odors. Rotate the cushions in the sun, too.

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 7, 20060 found this helpful

After doing all of the above, i'd recommend you cover the couch w/removable covers. For couches that don't have premade covers, I've used sheets; they work quite well. Now a twin sheet 'protects' the bahama couch cover and its bolster pillows. To keep cat hair off it, a layer of plastic is laid atop all that; for when the cat has learned how to slide underneath the plastic a further scattering of large, heavy books works wonder; the plastic is removed when the couch is used, then replaced. It's tough dealing w/allergens but w/patience we can adapt to accomodate them.

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By guest (Guest Post)
March 2, 20080 found this helpful

Hi, I have a suede couch partly full of builders dust on the arms, what brand of foam, and where do I get it from does anyone know?

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September 30, 20160 found this helpful

I suffer with allergies to dust and dust mites. To clean the couch I spoke with Broyhill who made my couch. They suggested Resolve to clean it.

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 3, 20090 found this helpful

1.- Vacuum it thoroughly.
2.- Rent one of those Rug Doctor machine from any supermarket chain, and clean it with it. You just have to buy the furniture detergente and anti-foam. If it's smelly, you can also buy the one for odor, that's up to you; and the good thing is that those machines work with really hot water, what will help you with the mites.

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3.- If you don't want to do that, you can buy ANTI-MITE, by Hagerty; It's a spray that destroy mites and their excrement and can be used on mattresses, upholstery and textiles,

Don't remember where I bought it, look for it @ pet stores or Google it; it's above $10.00 for a 16.5oz. bottle, (see imge).

Hope this work for you. I am kind of nuts, and when got some furnitures from a friend, really dusty too, that's what I did. I shampoo them and like new.
Good luck, Maria

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