AUGH!!!! Caulk on new sofa!!!

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10 years 10 months ago #28252 by Andrea
AUGH!!!! Caulk on new sofa!!! was created by Andrea
SOMEONE, who shall remain nameless, sat in caulk whilst working on the roof of the barn, and then came in and sat on the new sofa. It is the first piece of new furniture we have bought in 20 years. I am gutted! Any idea on how to get it off?? Or it ruined...... It's bright white on a mocha-coloured cushion... so it really shows...

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10 years 10 months ago #386647 by little red digger
hi. I guess it will be insured so ring them and they will send a pro to fix it. Or they will replace.
Cheers

Dave and Ruth, Oxford Contracting

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10 years 10 months ago #386656 by Stikkibeek
And if that doesn't work, make the nameless one pay for it!

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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10 years 10 months ago #386659 by Andrea1
He paid for it in the first place. [:I] He knows work clothes are not allowed on the new sofa, and even forgetful teen daughter has been able to remember this for the couple of weeks it's been in the house... it's partly that it's the first new piece of furniture we have bought in 2 decades, haven't had the $ to do such things, but the DH's parents gave us some money and we stumped up the rest, and have a lovely great big sofa, which now has caulk on it.

Do you think whatever solvent (it's silicone based) would work on the caulking compound might work on the sofa?

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10 years 10 months ago #386662 by MooandPop
what brand type silcone? use turps before it drys but this may spread it when it thins. otherwise let it dry fully and pick it off. I'd let it dry- what type of material? If it is suedey def don't use turps

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10 years 10 months ago #386664 by Stikkibeek
Don't know anything about what lifts caulk. I know freezing chewing gum works, but I don't think you could get your sofa in the freezer even if this method worked :p !

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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10 years 10 months ago #386667 by kaybe
Replied by kaybe on topic AUGH!!!! Caulk on new sofa!!!
Rubbing alcohol. See www.ehow.com/how_5217444_remove-silicone-fabric.html

Good luck! Oh and I haven't forgotten your logo, if no-one's beaten me to it?

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10 years 10 months ago #386677 by The Kats Place
Hope you are insured :(

kats
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10 years 10 months ago #386684 by judes
Replied by judes on topic AUGH!!!! Caulk on new sofa!!!
I probably wouldn't do anything till you talk to the insurance company. They will want a pro to look/clean it and then deal with the results. If you try to clean it and make it worse......they may not cover it.

Jude
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10 years 10 months ago #386768 by Hawkspur
I'd talk to professional cleaners about what they can do, and also contact the supplier of the sofa. It may be that if the area affected is really bad, that a replacement piece of fabric will be the best solution. As it is a new sofa this shold be obtainable, hopefully from the same fabric batch.

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10 years 10 months ago #386808 by igor
Replied by igor on topic AUGH!!!! Caulk on new sofa!!!
If it was leather or even vinyl you'd probably get away with peeling it off. If it's cloth you might be stuck with it.

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10 years 10 months ago #387122 by kai
Replied by kai on topic AUGH!!!! Caulk on new sofa!!!
probably too late in this case, but white spirit dissolves wet stuff no problem.

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