Product Review: Tuff Stuff Multi Purpose Foam Cleaner for Deep Cleaning

I have a lovely cushy La-Z-Boy recliner that I love. It was expensive, and not something I want to toss out for being grungy. It's been 5 years since it was last cleaned, and it had gotten dirty areas, especially on the arms and head rest, due to kids and dogs and life in general. It looked pretty gross.

I thought right away that I needed to have the chair professionally cleaned, so I started calling around. The best price I could get in my town was $50. Not really bad considering what they have to do to clean a big old chair like that, with all its nooks and crannies.


I am cheap and wanted to know if there was something I could do and not have to pay $50. So, I looked around to see if I could find a blog or video with "home-made" instructions. I found quite a few, but they all included a lot of water along with the vinegar, oxi-clean or whatever else they were using, and I wasn't sure my upholstery could handle a lot of water - some don't.

I then decided to look around to see what I could find by Googling "Upholstery Cleaner". Several products came up and I looked at reviews for many of them. The one that kept getting great reviews and all the sites was Tuff Stuff. At $3.40 for a large can, it was worth a try. I was able to purchase it that day from Walmart and set out to try.

The instructions are super-easy: Spray your item with the foam cleaner, wait 30-40 seconds, wipe down with a damp cloth and then wipe again with a dry cloth.

Here is the seat of the chair before I did anything (I did the arms first but didn't take pictures, duh):

Here it is with the foam sitting on it - smells good - not overpoweringly chemically:

After wiping with the damp cloth - look at all that grime!:

And finally - after drying for a few hours:

The chair looks and smells great, there doesn't seem to be any residue, it dries really fast and it feels soft, not crispy and crunchy.

I give this 5 Buck Hooves, for ease of use, low cost, availability and excellent results!


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