Cleaning Silk Fabric

March 24, 2017

Cleaning Silk Fabric   The pictures below show some “Before” and “After” photos of the cleaning results of a soiled Silk Upholstered Wall panel in a Boston area home. The multiple spots are an ointment “spill” and the area around the light switch is body/hand oils from years of contact. When attempting to clean something like […]

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Grease Cleaning on a Sofa

March 22, 2017

Grease Cleaning on a Sofa   Take a look at the photo below. It shows what happens when an upholstered sofa come into contact with a greasy railing while being moved from one home to another. As always, the key to Cleaning Grease on a Sofa is to first do a test cleaning in a hidden […]

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Why Test Rugs for Color Fastness Prior To Wash

March 5, 2017

Why Test Rugs for Color Fastness Prior To Wash   Pictured below is David “Frenchy” LaFrance pointing to the “Dye Bleed” test results of a tufted rug. This machine tufted rug was brought in to our shop recently and the 24 hour Dye Test shows the deep red colors are unstable. Watch the video below […]

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Drapery Cleaning Boston

March 1, 2017

Drapery Cleaning Boston   The photo above shows some of the custom made drapery boards we are cleaning at our Boston area work shop. This particular customer wanted all drapery removed and carefully cleaned while her home was going through an extensive renovation. Removing attached boards from walls is usually the only way to ensure […]

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How Woven Rugs Are Made

January 24, 2017

How Woven Rugs Are Made   If you have ever wondered How Woven Rugs are Made and why authentic hand woven rugs can cost more than machine, factory made rugs just watch this video. Learning about the art of rug making may just help you appreciate the passion involved. The video is courtesy of CLC / […]

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Upholstery Cleaning: How to Pretest Detergents

December 30, 2016

Upholstery Cleaning: How to Pretest Detergents   How do you know if the soaps or spot cleaners you purchase can safely be used to clean your upholstered furniture? The answer is to test each solution in a hidden area. As the video below shows apply detergents to the fabric and cover with a white terry […]

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Viscose Rugs Are Junk

December 22, 2016

Viscose Rugs Are Junk   Why do we begin with such a strong statement: Viscose Rugs Are Junk ?  Because rugs with viscose fibers are very problematic for anyone who has to clean them. As professional rug washers in the Boston area it falls to us have to explain to our customers why the rugs they […]

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Cleaning Silk Upholstery in Boston

December 17, 2016

Cleaning Silk Upholstery in Boston     Is the coffee stain you see on this silk upholstered chair a permanent condition? Only if it was treated with harsh chemicals and overly aggressive cleaning. If food or beverage is spilled on your upholstered furniture first thing is….DO NOTHING! That’s right, don’t panic and spray a supermarket […]

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Sun Fading Carpet Dyeing in Boston

December 6, 2016

Sun Fading Carpet Dyeing in Boston   Take a look at this sun faded nylon carpet belonging to one of our Boston area customers. Twenty years of use and exposure have left this wall to wall carpeting dull looking. Dyeing this room of nylon carpeting back to a bright color will save the cost of […]

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Nylon Carpet Dyeing in Washington DC

October 28, 2016

Nylon Carpet Dyeing in Washington DC   The video below shows just how transformative  Color Restoration can be. Take a look at how vibrant the carpet appears after having been Color Cleaned © We participated in this Washington, DC project at the invitation of Color Carpets-Clarksville, MD   Is your Boston area commercial carpet looking Weathered […]

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