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Q: Bleaching sofa cover ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Bleaching sofa cover
Category: Family and Home > Home
Asked by: charlied-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 14 Sep 2006 14:44 PDT
Expires: 14 Oct 2006 14:44 PDT
Question ID: 765392
How do I best turn my yellow cotton sofa cover to a neutral stone
colour by bleaching?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Bleaching sofa cover
From: pinkfreud-ga on 14 Sep 2006 15:04 PDT
Unless this is a throwaway sofa that you don't care about, I wouldn't
attempt to bleach it. You're likely to ruin it. It is very difficult
to apply bleach or dye evenly to an upholstered surface. I wrecked a
chair once trying to dye it. It ended up looking blotchy and smelling
funny, and the padding never recovered from having been dampened by
the dye.
Subject: Re: Bleaching sofa cover
From: pinkfreud-ga on 14 Sep 2006 15:05 PDT
Maybe you could leave it out in the sun? This might weaken the fabric,
but at least it wouldn't have the blotchiness and dampness problem.
Subject: Re: Bleaching sofa cover
From: myoarin-ga on 15 Sep 2006 04:12 PDT
Even if the cover is removable/washable, I expect that bleaching would
be less than satisfactory, especially if the cover has corded seams. 
If it is removable, you could ask a professional, but this site warns
against washing and bleaching for other reasons:  shrinkage and
deterioration of backing fabric.

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