Haitian Cotton Upholstery Cleaning
Haitian cotton is an unprocessed variety of cotton fiber. It has a distinctive look because the seeds and stems are still in the cotton. These seeds and stems cause problems in the cleaning of Haitian cotton. As water hits the seeds, they can disperse some dye. This causes browning on Haitian cotton upholstery.
- Dry vacuum the upholstery to remove all excess soil.
- Dilute Chemspec Haitian Cotton Shampoo at 32 oz per gallon of water in a bucket of water. Mix until there is a lather.
- Using a horsehair brush, agitate lather of Haitian cotton shampoo into fabric.
- Using an extraction machine, thoroughly vacuum out all excess moisture. Triple stroke all areas to leave fabric as dry as possible.
- Place furniture in a maximum drying situation. This includes air movers, hair dryers, etc. If possible, you can even put the furniture outside to dry in the sun.
- Apply undiluted KleenRite KleenGuard to furniture.
- Should slight browning occur, correct it with light applications of 3% peroxide. Spray this solution on lightly and towel it in to prevent overwetting. Sunlight, if available, accelerates bleaching action.
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.