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Ian Harper

Preventive Sofa Cleaning Method

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Preventive Sofa Cleaning Method

Method 1 : Water Based Solution, Spray/Towel Absorb

Condition : Light To Medium Soiling, wet clean fabrics

Objective :A regular maintenance system to remove light to medium greasy surface soil from the body contact areas without the use of an extraction machine.

Dry Times : Fabric should be touch dry within an hour.

This method relies on the correct solution and the use of quality absorbent towels.


  • Vacuum
  • Hand spray. pressure or trigger
  • Tampico Brush
  • White Terry Towels
  • Drip Sheet

Cleaning Solutions




  • Prochem Bonnet Buff (dilute to instructions)
  • Prochem Fabric Restorer (use if perspiration or hair staining is evident)
  • Prochem Fibre Shampoo with a small amount of prochem fabric prespay for fabrics with slightly suspect dyes





Prochem Fibre and Fabric Rinse Should be use where the dyes may be suspect. It should not be used where oxidising bleach has been used as an additive in the shampoo mix.



How To Wet Clean A Sofa

  1. Dry vacuum the entire sofa
  2. Brush the matted areas particularly on the arms fronts
  3. Spray mist the cleaning solution directly onto the fabric from a distance of about 30 cm apply only enough to dampen the fabric.
  4. Brush in with the tampico brush on the more soiled areas.
  5. Repeat if necessary
  6. Wipe off with a clean terry towel

Method 2 : Dry Clean Solvent/Spirit Based Spray/Towel Absorb

Condition : Light to medium soiling dry clean only fabrics

Objective : To remove surface soil from body contact areas on fabrics such as natural fibre velvets or hypersensitive fabrics or fabrics with loose dyes where the use of water should be avoided.

Dry Times : About 18 hours

Equipment :

  • Vacuum
  • Trigger Sprayer
  • Face Mask
  • Tampico Brush
  • Drip Sheet
  • White Terry Towels

Cleaning Solutions

  • Prochem Dri Pro
  • Prochem Dry Cleaning Additive
  • Prochem Solvent Base Odour Neutraliser

How To Clean Dry Clean Only Sofas



  1. Vacuum Sofa
  2. Brush the matted areas particularly on the arm fronts
  3. Spray the solvent directly onto the sofa from a distance of about 30 cm
  4. Agitate in with the tampico brush
  5. Wipe and absorb with a clean terry towel
  6. Leave to dry