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Old 07-29-2018, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Schaumburg
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I have what appears to be old dirt stains on my ivory cotton slipcover couch. It was the biggest pain in the world to take off one of the slip covers so I don't want to try it again. I actually had one those rug cleaner companies clean my couch when he was doing my area rugs, and it didn't look any different.

So now I'm kicking myself for ever buying the color ivory and am looking for any advice.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I have what appears to be old dirt stains on my ivory cotton slipcover couch. It was the biggest pain in the world to take off one of the slip covers so I don't want to try it again. I actually had one those rug cleaner companies clean my couch when he was doing my area rugs, and it didn't look any different.

So now I'm kicking myself for ever buying the color ivory and am looking for any advice.
http://www.oxiclean.com/en/Stain-Sol...olstery-Stains

Have a look here. I use Oxyclean often, but have never used it on upholstery. But, since your slipcover is cotton, it might work. Oxyclean is pretty benign; it is not like Chlorine bleach.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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http://www.oxiclean.com/en/Stain-Sol...olstery-Stains

Have a look here. I use Oxyclean often, but have never used it on upholstery. But, since your slipcover is cotton, it might work. Oxyclean is pretty benign; it is not like Chlorine bleach.
I am a huge fan of OXYCLEAN, but I will caution that I poured it on a dark pair of shorts that had a grease stain on them (rendering them unusable except for around the house) and I poured OC on them with water on top and let them sit, within a half hour they had tiny "bleach" sprinkles on them. I really didn't care they could not be worn out anymore, but now when I use OC, I bought a squeeze bottle, like ketchup, and I mixed the crystals in water and used the solution. Perfection.
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Old 09-24-2018, 05:50 AM
 
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Can someone please tell me how to post to forum myself???
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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just a little thing I thought of today, as I was moving the couch and cleaning behind it, I wanted to share my little house hold help.


I have tacked a piece of tin foil over my electrical sockets behind my couch and entertainment center, (any piece of furniture you don't really move to often), the reason is so the dust doesn't pile up on the electrical plugs in the wall, but rather the tin foil.


I'm really fire contious (sp) and I thought of this while cleaning years ago and every time I'd move the couch the plugs would have a pile of dust on it. But, no more.
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Old 09-30-2018, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Can someone please tell me how to post to forum myself???
??? Not sure what you mean, but maybe this:

Go to the top and click on "Start a new thread" if that's what you meant.
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:40 PM
 
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http://www.oxiclean.com/en/Stain-Sol...olstery-Stains

Have a look here. I use Oxyclean often, but have never used it on upholstery. But, since your slipcover is cotton, it might work. Oxyclean is pretty benign; it is not like Chlorine bleach.

It's really beautiful
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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just a little thing I thought of today, as I was moving the couch and cleaning behind it, I wanted to share my little house hold help.


I have tacked a piece of tin foil over my electrical sockets behind my couch and entertainment center, (any piece of furniture you don't really move to often), the reason is so the dust doesn't pile up on the electrical plugs in the wall, but rather the tin foil.


I'm really fire contious (sp) and I thought of this while cleaning years ago and every time I'd move the couch the plugs would have a pile of dust on it. But, no more.


I put those clear plastic overs in the outlets I'm not using , the covers people use when toddlers are around ,i guess you'd call them Baby outlet covers ? They sort of plug in , I also put them in my outlets on the outside walls I'm not using , keeps a little cold or heat out .
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Old 10-23-2018, 04:42 PM
 
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I put those clear plastic overs in the outlets I'm not using , the covers people use when toddlers are around ,i guess you'd call them Baby outlet covers ? They sort of plug in , I also put them in my outlets on the outside walls I'm not using , keeps a little cold or heat out .

I agree with you
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Since Spousal Unit is allergic to fabric softeners, it's not in our household inventory. What we do use is the minimum amount of HE detergent our front load washer calls for, a laundry booster if needed, hydrogen peroxide in the bleach dispenser when stains are present or the laundry looks a little dingy/dull, and vinegar in the fabric softener dispenser.

The vast majority of stains come out with this combo. No overuse of soap, no bleach, the hydrogen peroxide takes out natural stains (blood, wine, etc., but not so much with oils), and the vinegar cuts the soap and leaves the fabrics soft.

Haven't found the perfect oil/grease remover yet, but have gotten reasonably good results by rubbing Dawn dishwashing liquid directly onto the grease spot, then washing.
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