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Cleaning Velvet Upholstery

Velvet is a particular weave that is very soft to the touch. If not cleaned properly, it can appear damaged. Crushed velvet has been chemically treated to lay in certain patterns. Once wet cleaned, the crushed look will disappear. Remember, velvet is a fabric, and the most important thing is the fiber.

Directions - Method One: 

  1. Use Absorene Wall Cleaner by shaping it into a ball and rolling it onto the fabric until clean.
  2. Vacuum excess crumbs with a vacuum.
  3. Brush with a velvet brush if necessary, using the side of the brush and brushing in one direction.

Directions – Method Two (Optional):

  1. Vacuum thoroughly, using a brush if necessary to break up crusty soils.
  2. Test for colorfastness with the strongest solution you think will be used.
  3. Precondition using Matrix Outset Upholstery Prespray.
  4. Agitate using a nylon bristle brush. BE SURE to brush in the direction of the nap lay only.
  5. Provide adequate dwell time for completed soil suspension (about 10 minutes).
  6. Extract using Matrix Impression Upholstery Cleaning Concentrate, working in the direction of the nap lay only. Reverse-spray and extract as necessary.
  7. Brush with the nap lay upon completion of each section using a velvet brush.
  8. Brush the entire piece when complete. Avoid fabric-to-fabric contact as much as possible during dry time.
  9. Dry the fabric with a combination of forced air movement, positive ventilation, or dehumidification.
  10. Fluff the velvet pile in an upward direction while drying. This will lift and separate the pile and break loose any remaining detergent residue.
  11. Do a final brush of the pile in a downward direction.

Warning: Always test material for colorfastness, follow label directions and never mix product unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.

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  1. Velvet Brush

    Velvet Brush

    The velvet brush is indispensable for finishing velvets after wet cleaning. It features unique fine-combed anodized aluminum bristles that prevent the fabric from drying stiff. This brush helps restore the velvet's soft texture and plush appearance. Measures 5" x 2".
    • Wood block with fine-combed anodized aluminum bristles
    • Prevents velvet from drying stiff
    • Measures 5" x 2"
  2. Absorene Wall Cleaner

    Starting at: $5.35

    Absorene Wall Cleaner

    Absorene works like an eraser, banishing dust, dirt, and smoke film from multiple surfaces: walls, ceiling tile, paintings, window shades, blinds, lamp shades, tapestries, felt hats, painted surfaces, and more!

    • Cleans walls, ceiling tile, smoke film and more
    • Safe on painted walls, wallpaper, and more
    • Non-toxic
    • Works like an eraser
    • Ready to use
  3. Handheld Pressure Sprayer with Viton Seals (2 Quart)

    Handheld Pressure Sprayer with Viton Seals (2 Quart)

    This two-quart sprayer is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a good-quality, low-cost handheld pump sprayer. It features viton seals to help prevent chemical damage.
    • Convenient 2-quart size
    • Viton seals prevent chemical damage
    • Rebuildable sprayer valve
  4. Matrix® Lemon Fresh

    Starting at: $19.50

    Matrix® Lemon Fresh

    Our most popular fragrance, Lemon Fresh is perfect for both commercial and residential areas. This super concentrated deodorizer is also available in nine other fresh scents.

    • Highly concentrated deodorizer
    • Adds a fresh scent to any job
    • pH: 7.0
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Dilute 1/2 ounce per gallon of solution
  5. Splash Goggles

    Starting at: $2.99

    Splash Goggles

    These goggles are made of a soft vinyl frame with a polycarbonate lens. Flexible frame molds comfortably to the face. These anti-fog, scratch-resistant goggles allow room for most prescription glasses. The adjustable headband provides a custom fit for any wearer. Available with direct and indirect ventilation.
    • Anti-fog, scratch-resistant lens
    • Flexible vinyl frame
    • Adjustable headband
  6. 3M™ 7500 Series Half Face Respirator

    Starting at: $18.97

    3M™ 7500 Series Half Face Respirator

    This half face respirator was designed with the wearer in mind. A soft sealing surface and uniquely designed 3M™ Cool Flow™ Exhalation Valve enhances wearer comfort and face fit. It contains no latex and can be used with many filters and cartridges.

    • Low maintenance
    • Numerous cartridge/filter options
    • This product contains no natural rubber latex
  7. Industrial Grade Nitrile Exam Gloves, 5 mil, Powder Free, Blue

    Starting at: $8.47

    Industrial Grade Nitrile Exam Gloves, 5 mil, Powder Free, Blue

    These gloves offer all the benefits of a powder-free glove with the strength of nitrile at an affordable price! They provide protection from a broad range of chemicals, including solvents, grease, oil, and alkaline solutions. They also provide a barrier against bloodborne pathogens and are three times more puncture-resistant than rubber gloves. A micro-textured surface provides a non-slip grip. 5 mil.
    • Latex and powder free; puncture resistant
    • 5 mil thickness
    • Micro-textured surface for a non-slip grip
    • 100 gloves per box; 10 boxes per case (XL 90 per box)
  8. Prospector® PE150 Carpet Extractor with Heat - 150 PSI

    Prospector® PE150 Carpet Extractor with Heat - 150 PSI

    The Prospector PE150 is a great choice for basic carpet maintenance. Whether you own your own carpet cleaning business or are looking for an in-house machine to keep the carpet in your business looking great, we highly recommend the PE150.

    • 150 PSI pump
    • 140 inches of water lift
    • 97 CFM
    • 12-gallon solution and recovery tanks
    • 1,750 watt inline heater
    • Wand and hoses sold separately
  9. Matrix® Accomplish Fine Fabric Prespray

    Starting at: $29.70

    Matrix® Accomplish Fine Fabric Prespray

    Finally! Matrix chemists have developed a high-quality pre-spray that is specifically designed for the safe and effective cleaning of both wool and pH-sensitive fabrics: Matrix Accomplish.

    • Tough pre-spray that is gentle enough for natural fibers
    • Great for those problem rugs
    • pH: 7.74
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet and wool
    • Dilute 4 ounces per gallon of water
  10. Matrix® Complete Rinse

    Starting at: $28.21

    Matrix® Complete Rinse

    Just as the name implies, Matrix Complete Rinse is a product you can use with complete confidence on ALL carpets and wet-cleanable upholstery, including commercial, residential, and yes, even wool!

    • Eliminates ever trace of dirt and cleaning solution residue
    • Leaves carpet bright and soft
    • pH: 4.26
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet and wool
    • Variable dilutions
  11. Matrix® Outset Upholstery Pre-Spray

    Starting at: $18.09

    Matrix® Outset Upholstery Pre-Spray

    Hair and body oils, food, beverages, pet hair, pet odors, and cigarette smoke can make upholstery very hard to clean. But Outset Upholstery Pre-Spray does an exceptional job of dissolving these tough upholstery soils.

    • Dissolves tough upholstery soils
    • Self-neutralizing formula
    • pH: 10.0–12.0
    • Safe for use on wool
    • Ready to use
  12. Matrix® Fiber Guard Protector

    Starting at: $36.61

    Matrix® Fiber Guard Protector

    Fiber Guard provides outstanding coverage and stain protection for carpet and upholstery fabrics at an amazing low price. Each ready-to-use gallon covers 800–1,200 square feet, making it an outstanding bargain.
    • Outstanding protection against oil- and water-based stains
    • Made for use on drapery, clothing, upholstery and more!
    • pH: None
    • Not available in all states
    • Ready to use
  13. Matrix® All Fiber Rinse

    Starting at: $13.71

    Matrix® All Fiber Rinse

    All Fiber Rinse rinses away every trace of dirt and cleaning solution, leaving behind a residue-free carpet that's squeaky clean and soft to the touch. For best results, use All Fiber Rinse after cleaning with Matrix Grand Slam.

    • Eliminates every trace of dirt and cleaning solution residue
    • Leaves carpets bright and soft
    • pH: 2.5–4.0
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet and wool
    • Variable dilutions
  14. 3M™ All-Purpose Multi-Sprayer

    3M™ All-Purpose Multi-Sprayer

    The All-Purpose Multi-Sprayer features a 70 PSI Flojet pump with viton seals to allow spraying of certain solvent-based and all water-based pre-sprays, deodorants, disinfectants, flame retardants, carpet and upholstery protector products.

    • Comes with a 2-gallon jug
    • 70 PSI Flojet pump with viton seals
    • Includes upholstery wand with 5001 T-jet and floor wand with 8004 T-jet
    • Weighs only 15 pounds
  15. Brass Upholstery Brush

    Brass Upholstery Brush

    This traditional velvet brush is made with brass bristles set into a maple block. The handle design allows for "off-to-the-side" brushing action that provides quick and easy “fluffing” of velvets after cleaning.

    • Stands and separates velvet weaves
    • Prevent velvets from drying stiff
    • Fluff velvets after cleaning
  16. Economy Horsehair Upholstery Brush

    Economy Horsehair Upholstery Brush

    This brush features real horsehair bristles on a plastic block. Measures 6" x 2".

    • Horsehair bristles on a plastic block
    • Measures 6 inches x 2 inches
  17. Hand Towels (12 PK)

    Hand Towels (12 PK)

    For any spotting job, you need clean, white towels. Not only do they help you do a good job, but they really impress your customers. Don't be caught without a fresh supply at your next job!
    • Sold per dozen
    • Each measures 18 x 24 inches
    • 100% cotton terry towels
  18. Natural Sponge

    Natural Sponge

    A favorite for use when foam cleaning upholstery fabrics and for hand cleaning silk rugs, the natural material of this sponge allows for excellent control of foam and liquid. It also provides gentle agitation for thorough cleaning. Natural sponges are soft, pliable, absorbent, and last longer than cellulose.
    • Ideal for general cleaning
    • Will not stain or retain odors
    • Super absorbent
  19. Dry Air Tempest® Two-Speed Air Mover

    Dry Air Tempest® Two-Speed Air Mover

    You would have to look hard to find a feature missing from this air mover! You get a powerful 0.4 HP motor, 2 run speeds, stackable design for storage and transport ease, plus shock-absorbing polyethylene housing for corrosion reduction. The Tempest tilts at both 45- and 90-degree angles for fast drying.

    • FREE Shipping Limited Time Offer
    • 3.0 amps; 0.4 HP
    • 2-speed centrifugal air mover
    • Stackable for storage
    • Can be adjusted to 3 positions
  20. 3M™ Scotchgard™ Carpet and Upholstery Protector

    Starting at: $50.84

    3M™ Scotchgard™ Carpet and Upholstery Protector

    Scotchgard offers classic 1:4 dilution strength and covers 200 sq ft per diluted gallon. The bottle hooks right to your PowerForce, Hydro-Force, or other equipment, making Scotchgard incredibly easy to apply.

    • 99% consumer brand name recognition
    • Special bottle design allows for quick hookup to Hydro-Force or PowerForce sprayers
    • pH: 5.5–6.5
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Dilute 32 ounces per gallon of water
  21. Chemspec All Fabric Stainshield

    Starting at: $72.62

    Chemspec All Fabric Stainshield

    All Fabric Stainshield is a high-quality, effective protectant that guards upholstery, drapery, and clothing fabric from oil- and water-based stains. This labor-saving product makes future stain removal easy and effective.
    • Protects against both water- and oil-based stains
    • Use on freshly cleaned fibers and fabrics
    • pH: None
    • Not safe for stain-resistant carpet or wool
    • Ready to Use
  22. Matrix® Radiant Fine Fabric Shampoo

    Starting at: $23.87

    Matrix® Radiant Fine Fabric Shampoo

    This gentle fine fabric shampoo combines a low pH with premium detergents to suspend soils, dirt, and grime while also preventing browning.

    • Low pH, premium detergent shampoo formula
    • Suspends soils without damaging fibers
    • pH: 5.0–6.0
    • Safe for use on wool
    • Dilute 3–5 ounces per gallon of water

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