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Old 07-17-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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I need advice choosing a pre-wash spot treatment, and also a stand-alone spot remover for upholstery that I cannot launder.

I use nice multicolored patio chairs in my LR/dining area, and over time the removable seats get grease spots. What should I use to pre-treat to be sure they come clean in the wash?

Also, though it is clean now, what should I use should I get grease spots on my couch?

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Old 07-17-2008, 01:18 PM   #2
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Clean house - Check
New bedsheets - Check
"How do I remove grease spots from the couch?" - Good lord!

congrats Ha.

We use shout for our laundry and we have an ultrasuede cleaner for the couch... both work very well. The couch takes well to cleaning with that and a damp cloth.
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I need advice choosing a pre-wash spot treatment, and also a stand-alone spot remover for upholstery that I cannot launder.

I use nice multicolored patio chairs in my LR/dining area, and over time the removable seats get grease spots. What should I use to pre-treat to be sure they come clean in the wash?

Also, though it is clean now, what should I use should I get grease spots on my couch?

Ha
We use Shout for the laundry spots. Works well as long as you treat it in a reasonably short period of time. Can't help you with the sofa. We have leather and if we drop food the dogs clean it right up.

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Clean house - Check
New bedsheets - Check
"How do I remove grease spots from the couch?" - Good lord!

congrats Ha.
I knew someone would go there! This forum never lets me down..

Try a product like this..

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OxiClean - Stain Specialist - Carpet and Laundry Stain Remover

Widely available in almost every grocery and department store.

Works great on clothes, carpet and any other fabric I've tried it on. Far better than any other cleaner.

Can sometimes fade non colorfast items. When using the powder in the laundry, make sure the washer is full of water before adding.

And whats so hard to figure out about grease stains on the couch? Ha just dropped his bacon wrapped popper...
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Try Shout Advanced for set-in stains for pre-wash spot treatment. For the sofa, I would scotch guard it before any accident happens. It will make the cleaning a lot easier.
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Thanks all, for the suggestions and the laughs. My motto- if I weren't laughing, I might be crying.

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Use hydrogen peroxide. Just a dab, let it fizz for a bit and then blot it off.
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What's next color coordinated placemats and Napkin rings?? I once dated a guy that had all his cans in alphabetical order . That was scarey !
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