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An Upholstery Primer #3: Make your life easier.

Blog entry by MarkTheFiddler posted 10-29-2012 04:14 AM 2049 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Prep the furniture Part 3 of An Upholstery Primer series Part 4: Make a throw pillow »

Stripping furniture creates a mound of discards. It can fill the trash in no time at all. Grab a long piece of dicards and stack the big bulky discards on it. Roll it up and tied it with another strip of the discards. No fuss – no muss – ready for bulk pickup.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.



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posted 10-29-2012 11:12 AM

Heck, I’d have some Boy Scouts that would use that as their bed roll. They have some strange ideas sometimes.

-- The difference between a pro and an amateur, an amateur points out his mistakes

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posted 10-29-2012 11:41 AM

Boy scouts with strange ideas?! Do tell. I seem to remember them setting their tents on fire.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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posted 11-01-2012 02:00 AM

You have me stuck on the edge of my seat. But, I will wait for the next blog.

Patiently.

Waiting.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 11-01-2012 12:04 PM

Unfortunately, the Scout with the most strange/good ideas is my son….lol

Keep the great info coming. This is an arena I never ventured in. Very intriguing.

-- The difference between a pro and an amateur, an amateur points out his mistakes

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posted 11-13-2012 10:04 PM

A couple of interesting things to consider.

Herculon used to be the material of the day. Nowadays you don’t see that name. You will see Olefin fiber. If you take that to be dry cleaned, some really cool chemical reactions will take place. Instead of having a cushion cover, you’ll have a fragile tangle of yarn returned to you.

Petroleum Naptha will clean an ink stain off fabric. The question is – will the fabric start showing signs of wear before the stain is gone? It takes a bit of elbow grease. I haven’t tried the OXY product. Maybe it does a better job.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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