Polyolefin is a thermoplastic polymer that is used in the production of several goods, including shrink wrap, other food packaging and carpeting. Fabric that is constructed from polyolefin is non-porous and will resist staining, making it an attractive covering for furnishings, including church pews. Cleaning a polyolefin church pew involves using the correct cleaning materials.
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Things you need
- Paper towel
- White hand towels
- Wet/dry vac
- 2 tbsp dish soap
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 gallon warm water
- Damp cloth
Soak up any remaining liquid with paper towel.
Wet a white hand towel with plain water and carefully blot at the stain.
Vacuum the area with a wet/dry vac to remove any remaining moisture and examine the stain. If the stain is removed, stop cleaning. If it persists, continue to the next step.
Prepare a mixture of 2 tbsp liquid dish soap, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/2 gallon warm water.
Wet the corner of a soft cloth with the mixture and blot at the stained area.
Rinse away the cleanser with warm water.
Remove the remaining moisture by drying the polyolefin cloth by dabbing at it with a white hand towel. Any remaining moisture is then removed with the wet/dry vac.
Wipe down the remainder of the seat that is not stained with a damp cloth. Polyolefin is non-porous and when no further stains are present, the cloth will be cleaned with the use of water alone.
Dry off the areas that were cleaned with a white hand towel to remove any remaining moisture.
Tips and warnings
- Remove crayon, gum or lipstick from the polyolefin fabric with nail polish remover containing acetone. Rinse away the nail polish remover with warm water and dry it with a soft cloth and a wet/dry vac.
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