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Old 29-10-2014, 06:11   #31
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Re: Upholstery - Faux Suede

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Well that explains the missing wine and beer!
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I also recall that there is a spray used for any sort of seating furniture cloth which will make the cloth if not spill proof at least spill clean up friendly. May be that's the solution. Years ago an old g/f used to work as a chemist at a company which among other products manufactured such spray (but in industrial applications) which the auto industry uses to cover seats in the cars.
Scotchguard was the "go-to" standard forever, but it's getting harder to find, and doesn't work as well as it used to I think... There are tons of sprays on Amazon and the like.... Do a search there...

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I was looking at redoing my interior with Sunbrella but then saw this blog post about Crypton Fabric that's supposed to be easy to clean up.

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Re: Upholstery - Faux Suede

Another vote for ultra-suede. We had our cushions reupholstered with it in dark blue four years ago and on our first weekend anchoring out, my brother-in-law spilled a 6 ounce glass of red wine all over the settee cushions. I was not a happy camper, especially as we had no specialized cleaning solutions on board. We used some soda water (cleaing supplies may not have been fully stocked, but our bar was) with a soft cloth and then mopped up with paper towels. When it dried there was zero staining.

I also find it is more comfortable than leather and provides a bit more grip when underway.

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Old 29-10-2014, 06:28   #33
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Another vote for ultra-suede. We had our cushions reupholstered with it in dark blue four years ago and on our first weekend anchoring out, my brother-in-law spilled a 6 ounce glass of red wine all over the settee cushions. I was not a happy camper, especially as we had no specialized cleaning solutions on board. We used some soda water (cleaing supplies may not have been fully stocked, but our bar was) with a soft cloth and then mopped up with paper towels. When it dried there was zero staining.

I also find it is more comfortable than leather and provides a bit more grip when underway.

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Just one more story on why it is absolutely vital to have a well stocked bar....
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Re: Upholstery - Faux Suede

Another vote for Ultasuede! We have had it on our boat for 8 years, 7 of that fulltime living aboard with stains or wear problems.

One thing that has not been mentioned though is the FOAM. Depending on your use, the softer foam will degrade faster, especially in a marine environment.

Our cushions were brand new from the factory/ After living aboard for about three years we had to have the foam replaced. No problems since.

Foam comes in different ratings based on density from Extra soft to extra firm. We went with a medium firm for the back rests and a firm cushion for the seats.

I would suggest not going cheap on the foam...
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Another vote for Ultasuede! We have had it on our boat for 8 years, 7 of that fulltime living aboard with stains or wear problems.

One thing that has not been mentioned though is the FOAM. Depending on your use, the softer foam will degrade faster, especially in a marine environment.

Our cushions were brand new from the factory/ After living aboard for about three years we had to have the foam replaced. No problems since.

Foam comes in different ratings based on density from Extra soft to extra firm. We went with a medium firm for the back rests and a firm cushion for the seats.

I would suggest not going cheap on the foam...
+1 on Tom's comment... Replace what you have with known good quality... It's pricey, but what a drag to have nice fabric on lousy cushions...
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Foam comes in different ratings based on density from Extra soft to extra firm. We went with a medium firm for the back rests and a firm cushion for the seats.
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something we made a practice of was layering the foam while in business with the softess on the top and more dence as it went to the bottom.
A 6 inch seat migh have 1 inch of soft foam, 3 inches of medimum dence and
2 inches of very dence foam.. all glued together so when you sat on it, it was soft to the feel but as you continued to drop into the seat it became stiffer..
It works great..
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something we made a practice of was layering the foam while in business with the softess on the top and more dence as it went to the bottom.
A 6 inch seat migh have 1 inch of soft foam, 3 inches of medimum dence and
2 inches of very dence foam.. all glued together so when you sat on it, it was soft to the feel but as you continued to drop into the seat it became stiffer..
It works great..
Standard practice in the seating manufacture industry... I know... As I TEST SEATING for a living... Fantastic that you have adopted this construction method!
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As I TEST SEATING for a living...
Ah yes, I remember that coming up in another thread…

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