Polyester/cotton chair cleaned in UFT class by students
Updated on April 8, 2014 in Upholstery Cleaning
5 on April 4, 2014

Before and after pictures of a polyester/cotton wing-back chair cleaned in UFT Class by students.

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1 on April 7, 2014

Looks like you raided the local hotel lobby! Nice images and a great hands-on experience for your students.

All the best,

Bruce DeLoatch
The Cleaners Coach

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on April 7, 2014

Bruce,
Perceptive!  That’s exactly what we did in this case.  Always filthy stuff; but realistic for students. We also get 8-10 of their banquet chairs – the worst we can find with spots, spills and everything else.   Set them up in two rows to demonstrate how to create production cleaning for theater seats or office chairs.  The idea is to show how two technicians can process 50-80 commercial chairs per hour.  

Separate cushions we have made have different fabrics on each side, in case students or our sponsor can’t bring in examples of everything we need.  Fabrics included are: 100% cotton canvass (severe browner), velvet, satin, flocked, and cotton print with KoolAid staining.  

Typically, students process 16-20 pieces of upholstery – cushions to full chairs – in the two-day class.  No sofas, especially sectionals allowed (other than a cushion or two) to avoid using all our demo time on one piece.

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We do the same thing in our courses. Students really appreciate the hands on. We have gone so far as to buy some really bad pieces from a local charity thrift store, clean them up and then re-donate them back to the same store! We do get some strange looks…

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Buy?  Borrow?  Those should be donations to a pro like you!  You’re enhancing their product – significantly!

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