Mother of all Linen sectionals

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Thankfully....I will never probably see one of those up here in Northern MN!

I would not have the time right now to work on that project....

And if in even a lake home, you know the dog has run in from the lake to that piece...or the 30 grandkids....

It would look like section 8 material even for "the rich and not famous" up here that visit their lake homes....

Best wishes...but wowza....that could be some work....

and solution dyed acrylic....I can't tell from the pics if it is or not....
 
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My approach would be:

Fine fabric prespray in small 3'X3' sections. And I would warm water extract it with my PMF tool (because the pretty plastic tools wouldn't get in the tight folded areas) with an acid rinse, hoping the water rings would fade away as it dries. And speed drying each section with a small blower would help
 
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It's solution dye acrylic not linen, so that lessen the risk greatly.. either wet one button to test for rust or foam/towel technique the buttons and surrounding areas.

I'm noticing that manufacturers are are misleading the customers with improper names. Such as this piece being called linen or Smart Strand calling one of Thier carpet types "Silk"
 
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Frank, why not just do a burn test and see if it melts or crumbles?

If that's really solution dyed acrylic, your entire approach will change.
Yeah, that's the ticket. A little gasoline and a match. If it melts or crumbles, problem solved, then they can call Chavez for the fire restoration.
 
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After it dries if you still have water rings I might spray Yellow RX and rinse.
Chavez & Jim that agrees with Grasshopper: Just wondering about that:

Yellow RX- An acid at a ph of 1 - 1.5 Containing Citric acid, Glycolic & sulfanic acid.
  • What would that do to fabric?
  • Will it self neutralize?
  • If not, what ph rinse would you need to neutralize.
  • Did I get it wrong- Doesn't citic acid tend to leave residue that causes fast re-soiling?
 
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Citric Acid at that dilution, and rinsed with lukewarm water is fine. At higher concentrations and left in the fabric, it can potentially cause fiber damage and create resoiling.

The product rinses well with water, and requires no neutralization.

All of this is irrelevant if the material is made from solution dyed acrylic as the label indicates.

I've had a few acrylics bleed to dry cleaning solvent, but a solution dyed one is not likely a problem.
 
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Steve Lawrence said: ↑
John, how do you know this isn't linen?
Because Goomer posted a photo of the info about the fabric.
I saw that, too, but I'm not sure if the information is correct. I'd test anyway. It's easy to determine if it's natural or synthetic fiber and that's all you need to know.
 
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Steve, if you don't mind, let everyone know how long you've been cleaning upholstery.

I don't know if you can know the figure exactly, but taking the years you've been at it, and the amount of upholstery you've likely cleaned each year, that you've probably have cleaned over 5000 pieces.

Does that sound about right?
 

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