Upholstery clean

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by PJGWiltshire, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. PJGWiltshire

    PJGWiltshire Funster

    Mar 11, 2013
    Looking for advise from anybody who has carried out a fabric clean on all the seats of the motorhome. We have seats which are a combination of the suede type material and basic hardwearing cloth. They are five years old and after out latest five week trip look rather in need of a good scrub. Having never taken a deep clean to any upholstery I am a bit nervous in going at it all guns blazing. Any of you carried out such a task and had good results. If so can you give some pointers as to solutions used. Obviously there are commercial produce and machinery available so any quick info would be appriciated.
  2. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Forest of Dean
    Did ours a few months ago before taking the plunge and having it reupholstered as it was looking decidedly shabby and 12 years old and probably never been cleaned.
    Went to the local tool hire depot and hired a commercial cleaner for carpets rugs and upholstery and the commercial cleaning solution they supply with it. This thing was a big hefty bit of kit, tried it on a couple of rugs in the house first and it did a good job. Quickly learned the secret is to put plenty of water into the fabric as the suction is so strong it still ends up virtually dry, no good being scared of getting it wet you don't get the same results. Anyway we turned to the van did all the upholstery even the blinds which were minging and it did a fantastic job took the 2 of us about 3 or 4 hours to do a proper job but well worth it, came up like new. Then we retreated it with Scotchguard and job done.
    Hire machine 24 hrs £26.00
    Scotchguard off Amazon 2 cans £16.00
    New Upholstery quote approx £2500.00
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  3. PP Bear

    PP Bear Funster Life Member

    Apr 5, 2013
    Think it would depend on the level and depth of clean you're looking for?

    Spilt coffee, muddy dogs paws, ketchup etc, or just a refresh after such a long adventure :)

    Think if it's a freshen up, then lots of products on the supermarket shelves and elbow grease :)

    If it's worse then you can hire cleaners if you wanted, but personally I'd pay someone to come and professionally clean to remove deep stubborn stains :)

    Have you looked on YouTube for ideas, you'd be surprised what people post on the site :)
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