Step 1: Visual and Physical Inspection Inspect the front, from bottom to top, and move in progression around the piece visually inspecting the sides and back noting any stains, cleaning issues, and damage on your inspection form. Check the integrity of the frame and legs. Pull off pillows and cushions and inspect the decking. Next, thoroughly inspect pillows and cushions. If there is a zipper or other opening, inspect foam for stains or ink "makers marks" that may have the potential to bleed during cleaning. Perform fiber identification tests such as a burn test or chemical ID test to determine fiber type, cleaning method, and proper chemistry to be used. Perform colorfastness tests such as a dye-migration and crocking tests. Step 2: Prepare Cleaning Area Prepare your cleaning area using a protective drop cloth to cover flooring and surrounding furniture or other items. Always place cleaning and spotting solutions, tools that may drip, and sprayers on a small plastic tarp. Step 3: Vacuum Vacuum loose soils, paying attention to transition areas where dry soil can accumulate. Use a horsehair brush to loosen soils and a vacuum crevice tool when necessary. Step 4: Chemical Application and Cleaning: Hot Water Extraction Method In a small pump sprayer dilute and mix Prochem Upholstery Pre-Spray or Fine Fabric Pre-Spray according to label directions. Cleaning Hint: For more successful cleaning results, boost your pre-spray cleaning solution with Prochem Citrus Pro. Dilute and mix Liquid Pro, Fine Fabric Detergent, Fine Fabric Rinse or Fine Fabric Cotton Detergent in your truckmount chemical jug or portable solution tank. Working in sections, apply pre-spray evenly, gently agitating pre-spray with a horsehair brush, natural sponge, or hand-bonnet. Let the pre-spray dwell for 2-4 minutes and extract using a professional upholstery extraction tool connected to your truckmount or portable. Immediately after extraction, groom fabric with a clean horsehair brush or towel. Next clean any removable cushions on top of a folding table or tarp. Place cushions in an inverted "V", with a foam block or plastic tab between the cushions to prevent them touching each other and causing possible dye migration issues. Alternate Step 4: Chemical Application and Cleaning: Dry Foam Method In a plastic bucket dilute and mix Prochem Fine Fabric Shampoo or Fine Fabric Cotton Shampoo according to label directions. Whip shampoo into a fine, dense, dry foam using a mixing tool or a natural sea sponge. Remove any cushions and protect or uniformly dampen and extract the decking (platform). Working in sections, use a natural sea sponge or horsehair brush, to gently agitate dry foam into fabric. Allow 6-15 minutes dwell time and dry vacuum loosened soils and residues. Clean any removable cushions on top of a folding table or tarp. Step 5: Final Groom & Dry Using a clean horsehair brush or towel, groom entire piece. Set airmovers to gently dry cushions and upholstery. Designed for synthetic fabrics such as nylon, polyester, and olefin, Upholstery Pre-Spray is a blend of detergents and solvents that will cut through tough soil, hair and body oils, and food soils. Boost it with Citrus Pro for an even more powerful punch! Liquid Pro is a mild detergent product designed for professional upholstery cleaning. Its premium formulation and mild pH will safely and effectively remove pre-spray and soil residues, yet will leave the fabric soft and supple. Tough enough for commercial upholstery, yet gentle enough for the finest microfibers. Designed for delicate and natural fabrics such as rayon, silk, cotton, linen, and wool, Prochem's Fine Fabric line is the perfect choice for maximum soil removal without damaging dyes or fibers. Specialty fabrics require specific cleaning procedures and formulated chemistry and the Fine Fabric line is blended with cosmetic-grade builders, solvents, and detergents, and have received the Wools of New Zealand's WoolSafe approval. Fine Fabric Cotton Detergent One-step powdered cleaning agent is formulated for hot water extraction of light colored Haitian cotton, raw cotton, or canvas. Fine Fabric Cotton Shampoo One-step dry foam cleaning solution designed for light colored Haitian cotton, raw cotton, or canvas. Mild alkaline cleaners Low foaming Commercial & residential Household soils Body oils & sweat Pet oils & soils Food soils & oils Auto oils & greases Fine Fabric Pre-Spray and Fine Fabric Detergent Powerful yet gentle, this WoolSafe approved 2-step hot water extraction team of cleaners is tough enough for heavily soiled delicate and natural fabrics yet gentle on dyes, fibers, and finishes. Fine Fabric Rinse A WoolSafe approved acidic cleaning and rinse solution for the most delicate dyes and fabrics. Will leave fabrics luxuriously soft, fresh, and minimize the possibility of soil wicking. Fine Fabric Shampoo A concentrated WoolSafe approved dry foam shampoo cleaner for all colors and all delicate and natural fabrics.