Do others suffer similar difficulties and if so, how do you manage them? Ideally I'd like to find some sort of reclining chair with robust plastic covering, so the whole thing can be wiped down regularly with industrial meths. Unfortunately that wouldn't be very comfortable for actually sitting on. Putting covers over furniture drives me crazy, since they endlessly move around and leave bits exposed to getting grubby anyway, and there are cats as well, which add frustration by pulling things this way and that.
I thought of leather, but I read the cleaning notes on a chair in a shop the other day which suggested it would be unsuitable too.
Any thoughts, please?
Is there such a magic spray which actually, really works?
All you can really do is shampoo it once a week and stay on top of the problem.
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I recently put the two single chairs from my beautiful lounge suite, out on the road for the inorganic collection. NOBODY loaded them into a van I noticed Yet mine was clean, just had a few rips in it where the large furry monster had sharpened his claws on it. Only bright spot in all of this is the two new , spoil ones self rotten, lazyboy chairs that took the suites place. I notice that since he had to pay for them, his is kept covered up, even though he complains about the covers moving all the time. And the best part is the furry thing sits on his lap
Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S
A workshop coat (like a lab coat) has worked well for us to keep metal shavings in the workshop area, and it is easier to quickly put on/take off than overalls.
Stikkibeek;350847 wrote: Ah Isla I sympathize. I have a large grubby, person who settles in the lounge to eat his tea and watch TV after being stuck under a variety of oily, smelly vehicles, or covered in little steel spirals off the lathe, or sawdust from the band saw and every now and then a mixture of all three.
This is a problem I have with a HD husband who does wear overalls but seems to be oblivious to the fact that oil etc. seeps through them and on to other clothing. "His" chair is a disgrace. Not only that, he seems to have difficulty keeping food on his plate or getting it from the plate to his mouth without half of it ending up down the side of the removeable cushion. No wonder he's always hungry[}]
Now don't get me started on what he calls washing his hands and what I call washing hands - as I clean oily, greasy fingermarks off the fridge, light switches, cupboard doors, kettles, milk jugs....... And why does most of the dirt and oil come off on the towel rather than in the shower:confused:
Hawkspur;350845 wrote: What about a couple of cheap heavy cotton throws that can be laid over the chair and alternated so they can be washed weekly?:confused:
Yep that's what we do for our dog...and we share the throw when we come in from the block for a break and want to sit down to recover 
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