Washing Chair Seats

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Old 04-08-20, 11:50 AM
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Washing Chair Seats

Hi all, would there be anything wrong with taking these chair seats off (very easy to do)...that whole wooden panel just lifts right off...and washing down the upholstery? I plan to heavily spray them down with OxyClean and rinse. Clearly this means the wood board would be wet from the heavy wash/rinse. My wife thinks this a horrible idea -- I think it will be quick, efficient, and the wood will dry quickly with some help.

Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks.
 
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Old 04-08-20, 11:53 AM
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Old 04-08-20, 12:56 PM
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Your wife is right. Bad idea. Upholstery and drapery fabric are not meant to be washed, not to mention the foam and batting. The fabric has a finish on it plus it would shrink. You'd also have mold growing in the foam. The wood would likely warp.
Maybe just try some upholstery cleaner that you spray on. If it's really bad, they might just have to be reupholstered.
 

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Old 04-08-20, 03:29 PM
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Well, my pride is hurt and my wife is beaming.

I’ll hose them down with some upholstery cleaner. Thanks!
 
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