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HELP!! CLEANING Oil/greasy Stuff Out of Microfiber Recliner and Smell.....

I recieved a dark burgandy microfiber recliner from my grandparents, and its a really nice recliner (was a very expensive recliner) but I have two issues I need help with. 1. you can tell where my g-pa head rested, theres a softball size greazy spot where his head would rest, and one on the arm rest as well. I just got done cleaning it with my carpet cleaner (with attachments) and it just smeared the spots around and wouldn't lift the stains out. Even with vigorous scrubbing. It's really gross, and this chair would look awsome if it wasn't for these two spots. 2nd problem they are smokers and the chair smells like a smoke hole, I can bearly stand the smell of it, and after cleaning it with bissel fabric cleaner( what I used in my machine) it still smells, Any sugestions? please I really like this chair, but if I can't get these issues resolved (espically the smell) it will have to go. Do they make a grease lifting formula for carpet cleaners? or I'm open to any other Ideas. Thanks A Lot Ladies.. A.

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For things like this I use something called "Tuff Stuff". It is the Auto Care Dept. in Wal-Mart. You spray it on and let it sit for a few minutes then wipe it up. You may have to do it a few times, but it has worked for me in the past.
About the smell, I used Fabreeze. My parents gave me a chair not so ling ago, and they are both smokers. I sprayed the chair with an entire bottle and the smell was gone when it dried. I hope this helps!

I work for a local restoration company. I would recommend contacting a professional cleaning company. Micro-fiber, despite the hoopla about it being super cleanable, is really hard to clean and requires special attention.

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I agree with the Dawn Dish Liquid and hot water. I would treat the spot first then create a conconction with:

Dawn
Hot water
freshly squeezed citrus juices (lemon, orange & lime)

and wash the entire sofa with that for the SMELL. I am sure with a little creativity and the other advice you have, something is sure to work!

Hey A. P.
I have used a product called Castrol Super Clean(it is at Walmrt in the Auto Section---it really is a parts cleaner,but I have used it to clean carpets, etc.) You might color test a spot first,but I have never had anything fade on me while using it.Its in a purple gallon jug, it runs about $5.00, and you dilute it with water. The best cleaner I have found for the money. It does take out the smell but doesn't leave your house smelling like an auto shop. Hope you try it and it works for you. C.Jackson

I have found the best product to be Woolite Oxy Deep. It is in a blue spray bottle with a green sprayer. It works wonders and I have used it on my microfiber furniture. I am not sure if they make a version of it for carpet cleaners or if you will have to hand scrub it. Good luck.

For things like this I use something called "Tuff Stuff". It is the Auto Care Dept. in Wal-Mart. You spray it on and let it sit for a few minutes then wipe it up. You may have to do it a few times, but it has worked for me in the past.
About the smell, I used Fabreeze. My parents gave me a chair not so ling ago, and they are both smokers. I sprayed the chair with an entire bottle and the smell was gone when it dried. I hope this helps!

Dawn dish soap and VERY hot water should take the grease out. You might try Fabreeze or OUST for the odor.

Hi A.,

I shop from a wellness company that has cleaning products that would work wonders on those spots. They are a green company and the products are very versatile. I've been shopping there for a couple of years and I have been so amazed with there over 350 products. The other day I had gotten brown hair dye on my shirt and I used a product that took it completely out! I was just looking in my wellness guide and it says exactly what to use of their products to take out stubborn grease spots. Message me if you would like to know more about the company. They are a private manufacturer and you have to be referred by someone.

K.

I work for a local restoration company. I would recommend contacting a professional cleaning company. Micro-fiber, despite the hoopla about it being super cleanable, is really hard to clean and requires special attention.

Baby powder!! It absorbs the oil. :)

Hey A., Im a allergy sufferer and asthma so I use melaleuca products. They are safier and cheapier. Also better for the environment!!! Much more effective too, I use the sol-u-mel for my fabric not only does it get it out but it gentle and because I has natural tree oil it kills bacteria like staph from growing. Its wonderful..Ive you are interested in finding out more about these products go to my website. You can make money and be a customer at the same time. If you refer anyone theyll send you a big check to say thanks. I love it. go to www.internetceomoms.com/kkortright for more info.
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You might look into one of those companies that specialize in resotration after fires, etc. They may be exactly what you need. Good luck hon

I use Sol-U-Mel for all my stains - and there isn't a stain I've found that it can't take care of. I buy it from a wellness company that makes all natural safe products - let me know if you'd like more info - or you can visit my website and I can contact you that way! :)

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Dawn dish soap is great on taking grease out of clothes, so I would try that on the chair. I would just get a bottle of the original DAWN and try it.
You definetly want to try something because a gift of something of your grandparents is a wonderful treasure you don't want to have to part with.
Good Luck!

Not sure what to do about the stain but I do know that coffee grounds will get the smell of smoke out of a car. My husband purchased an older model truck a few years back and the previous owner was a heavy smoker, so we put an open container of coffee and left it for a few days and it was amazing how quickly it worked. If you could put the chair in a room shut off by itself for a few days with the coffee container next to it that may help.

Good Luck,
J. C

There are many products on the market that may help you with your "Oil/Grease" issue. One person mentioned Sol-U-Mel and that is an excellent product. The most important part of the application of this or any product is the dwell time after being applied to the material. Usually 15-20 minutes is sufficient. You should take caution when "Working" the stain, as you should never scrub the fabric as it can cause irreparable damage to the fibers. One should also test an unseen area of the fabric to make sure that it is color safe for your fabric. After the stain has been treated the rinsing process is the next most important step. You must rinse thoroughly the treated area or you may see the stain re-appear as it dries. This is called "wicking". Be especially accurate with your extraction as micro fiber and other upholstery may water stain easily if areas are missed. The smoke odor may be very difficult with over the counter products. This generally is accomplished by a very thorough cleaning and then duplicating the source of the odor. This is usually done by a professional with the appropriate equipment to remedy the odors. If you need further assistance with your upholstery please feel free to give us a call at 1-877-337-7727 or visit us on the web at www.southernsoilprocleaning.com.

Rubbing alcohol will take the smoke smell out...Well I know it will in a car. I don't know how well it would work on the chair, but it will absorb the smell from a closed up car. You might try fill a cup and sitting it in the chair. I don't know if it will work or not since you can't close the chair in an air tight space! Might try put it on the chair and use the steam cleaner to get it most it off the chair.

Yep! Try Dawn dish soap---mix it up in hot water til its frothy. Put the suds on the grease spots and let set for few minutes. Then use a dry cloth to sponge up all the moisture. Keep sponging till clean.
Dawn is good to bathe a dog in right away if it got sprayed by a skunk. Do it first to lift the skunk oils. Then a second bath in tomato juice or any shampoos.

I would try calling a professional carpet cleaner. It shouldn't be too expensive to have them clean the chair for you. It should also help with the smell. (I have a microfiber couch and I have tried every product to get out juice stains from my kids, but nothing has worked. )

I've used "Spot Shot" to get ink out of carpet, stains off car seats and everything in between. It's my miracle spray for stains.

For the smell, have you tried febreeze? We used in a car that had been smoked in, it took about 3 times spraying it before you couldn't even tell.

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