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