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Prochem Upholstery Cleaning Guide

Prochem Upholstery Cleaning Guide

Use our Prochem Upholstery Cleaning Guide to decide which Prochem upholstery cleaner to use when cleaning a range of different fabrics

With an array of upholstery types you may be asked to clean during your professional cleaning tasks, it can be difficult to know which Prochem upholstery cleaner to use. By checking our Prochem Upholstery Cleaning Guide, you can quickly reference which Prochem cleaning product to use on each fabric type to be sure that you can achieve the desired results without risking damage to delicate fabrics such as velvet, suede and leather.

Prochem manufacture a huge range of carpet and upholstery cleaning chemicals to tackle a wide range of soiling, stains and odours.

Our Prochem Upholstery Cleaning Guide highlights some of the most common fabric types you may be asked to clean, along with the recommended Prochem chemical to clean the upholstery. Prochem cleaning products have been developed to provide incredible cleaning power to shift tough dirt and stains with ease. Prochem products are a firm favourite among professional carpet and upholstery cleaners, as the products work quickly and effectively, meaning happy customers and repeat business.

It is a good idea to keep a kit of Prochem cleaning chemicals, so that you have the correct product at hand should you need to clean a particular carpet or fabric type which may require a specific, specialist chemical to achieve the best result.

Our guide includes the correct Prochem upholstery cleaner to clean items such as mattresses, headboards and car seats.

It is important that you can ascertain which Prochem product you should use to clean different fabrics. Some fabrics can react badly to some chemicals, causing colour bleed, shrinkage and texture change. By using the correct chemical along with the correct application methods, you can be confident that even delicate fabrics can be cleaned to the customer’s expectations.

Prochem upholstery cleaning training day

Prochem run a day-long upholstery cleaning course which provides a huge amount of valuable knowledge about fabric types and and how to use Prochem’s range of cleaning products to ensure the best results for your customers. It would be a great idea to attend the course whether you are just starting out as a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner, or if you’d just like to brush up on your knowledge. The course costs £120 + VAT which includes a hot meal plus buffet lunch along with 2 coffee breaks and a fully comprehensive training and reference manual to take away, as well as a Certificate of Attendance.

Prochem’s 1 day upholstery cleaning course provides a huge amount of information; a must-have for any professional upholstery cleaner.

The course includes the following sections – 

  • Upholstery conditions
  • Soil levels, wear and fading, soil types
  • Upholstery cleaning methods
  • Low moisture, dry solvent cleaning, wet cleaning, leather cleaning
  • Fibre identification
  • Natural or synthetic, tensile strength test, burn test
  • Fabric types and reaction to cleaning
  • Flat weave, velvets, tapestry, cotton prints
  • Professional survey check and test for dye bleed, wet or dry solvent cleaning, shrinkage, soiling, distortion, fillings, swelling
  • Chemistry of cleaning
  • PH scale, correct use of products
  • Stain removal and special treatments
  • Water or solvent soluble stains, deodorisers, fabric protectors
  • Furniture classification chart for timing and pricing

During Prochem’s upholstery cleaning course, you will learn new methods of fabric identification and cleaning to help to ensure that your expertise sets you above the competition.

Click to visit Prochem’s website for further information about the Prochem upholstery cleaning course.

Using our guide

  • Always read the product’s safety data sheet and manufacturer’s usage directions carefully before use
  • Pre-test before full application, checking for any colour or texture change
  • Our guide should be used as a reference only. We cannot be held responsible for any damage or injury caused by using our guide
  • If in any doubt of the correct chemical to use on a particular fabric, please contact Prochem Technical Support on 020 8974 1515
UPHOLSTERY TYPECHEMICAL TO USENOTES
Leather sofa/ armchairs/ car seatsProchem Leather CleanerFollow with Prochem Leather Conditioner
SuedeFine Fabric Solvent CleanerReal suede will have a distinctive leather smell. Suede will darken in colour until completely dry. Do not allow to dry with wand marks, smooth the nap with a white terry towel after cleaning
Faux suedePre-spray Gold or Fabric Restorer, rinse with Fibre & Fabric RinseDo not allow to dry with wand marks, smooth the nap with a white terry towel after cleaning
CurtainsPre-spray Gold or Fabric RestorerPre-test before full application, checking for shrinkage or colour change
Vertical blindsLight soiling: Fibre Shampoo
Heavy soiling: Fabric Restorer
Heavy nicotine soiling: Ultrapac Renovate
Vacuum thoroughly before cleaning
MattressesFabric Restorer, rinse with Fibre & Fabric RinseDo not over-wet. Sanitise with Clensan after cleaning if necessary
Headboards (wet cleanable)Pre-spray Gold or Fabric Restorer (Add citra-boost for greasy soiling)Hairspray & hair products may be present on the headboard which can react with the chemicals, causing colour change - check with the customer before proceeding. Only proceed once the customer has signed a disclaimer
Headboards (Not wet cleanable)Fine Fabric Solvent CleanerHairspray & hair products may be present on the headboard which can react with the chemicals, causing colour change - check with the customer before proceeding. Only proceed once the customer has signed a disclaimer
Car seats (Fabric)Fabric Restorer, rinse with Fibre & Fabric RinseEnsure good ventilation to allow the seats to dry fully
Velvet (Natural)Fine Fabric Solvent CleanerSmooth the pile after cleaning with a white terry towel
Velvet (Synthetic)Fabric Restorer, rinse with Fibre & Fabric RinseSmooth the pile after cleaning with a white terry towel

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