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How To Clean Leather Upholstery Using Common House Hold Items

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Leather Upholstery cleaners and conditioners are quite pricey but thanks to this great Homemade solution you won’t have to spend much money the next time you need yours cleaned. Be sure to always do a sample test on a spot no one will notice as some types of leather such as unfinished and suede do not take kindly to this homemade solution.   What will you need? ¼ cup olive oil ½ cup white vinegar 10 drops lemon essential oil (for scent)   Mix the olive oil and white vinegar into a clean jar, cover it up and give it…

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How To Remove Alcohol Stains

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We have all accidentally spilled our alcoholic beverage and ended up staining one of our upholsteries, it doesn’t matter if it was one of the couch pillows covers, the couch itself or maybe even a table cloth, it still can be quite a headache to remove especially if it is a glass of red wine, darker colored alcohol such as bourbon, tequila or dark rum or a colorful mixed cocktail. Here is a great Cleaning Tip to help remove that alcohol stain: Let the stained fabric soak in cool water for about a half hour. Use a laundry stain remover to…

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Remove Nail Polish Stains From Upholstery

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Have you ever accidentally knocked over an open bottle of nail polish while painting your nails or perhaps your kid accidentally knocked it over while playing, well here is a great solution for removing those nail polish stains from your upholstery or any other fabric. Take the nail polish stained piece of fabric and place the stain face down on a couple sheets of paper towel. Blot the fabric with acetone, it should transfer the nail polish onto the paper towel. * Be sure to check first if your upholstery contains acetate, silk, wool or rayon, if it does do…

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How To Get Honey Out Of Your Upholstery

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Honey tends to get very sticky as it begins to dry making it even harder to remove from your upholstery so it is recommended to follow these steps as soon as possible for the best results. 1. If there is an excess amount of spilt honey, scrape as much of it off as you can. 2. Turn the fabric inside out (if it can be removed) and run cold water over it in attempt to flush out as much of the left over honey as possible. 3. Before washing the honey stained item, pretreat the stain with a laundry prewash…

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How to Remove Cigarette Odour

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Removing cigarette odour from your home.                       At Zen Carpet Cleaning, we value a stress-free life. Everybody has his or her own ways of relaxing and winding down. For many of us, unfortunately, that means smoking cigarettes. Cigarette smoke has a horrible smell, and that smell has the tendency to linger in our homes. The irony of the situation is, this impure smell in the air will actually add to your stress. The value of breathing in clean, pure, smoke-free air is immeasurable. Zen believes you deserve to breathe in…

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Upholstery Trends

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The latest upholstery trends.                                  Last week, Zen Carpet Cleaning provided you with a list of the latest rug and carpet trends. However, we know that your upholstery is just as important. A chair or a couch is not only essential to most rooms in the house, they’re also a reflection of a home’s character and overall ambiance. Interior decorating can be hard. Making final decisions about how you want your home decorated is not an easy task, especially if you don’t have a good…

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Cleaning pet hair of your upholstery

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Pets are cute and friendly, they amuse us, they are another member of our family, they listen to our stories. No matter the reason we have a pet, one thing we cannot escape: pet hair. We do love them, but not when all that hair is on our couch, on our furniture, on our clothes or our food. This doesn’t mean we have to give up on them, there are plenty of solutions out there that can reduce the amount of hair we collect in our house. First, one of the most important things, is knowing when your pet is…

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Tips and tricks on cleaning upholstery with natural fabrics, remove stains and check tag code

Upholstery natural fabrics – cleaning tips

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Cleaning your upholstery fabric can be tricky. It is important to know what kind of fabric is your upholstery made out of: natural fabric or synthetic? Furthermore, you need to know how the upholstery fabric has been treated. Check the tag and you’ll find all the information necessary. Each piece of furniture you buy will have on it’s tag one of the following letters: W, S, S/W and X; each representing a specific way of cleaning the fabric.

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Types of fabric for your upholstery

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When we buy our furniture we not only look at the style and design, but also at the fabric that it is made out of. Good furniture is resistant and still looks good after being used, because it doesn’t only serve a decorative purpose, but a functional purpose as well. Therefore, when we buy our upholstery, we bare in mind looks, design, size, usability and last but not least for how long it can look at its best. This gets us to the fabric that your upholstery it made out of. Each type of fabric comes with pros and cons….

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