Upholstry Care and Maintenance

Popular Fabrics:

Acetate, Vinyl, Olefin, Wool, Cotton, Polypropylene, Polyester, Lurex, Flax, Linen, Rayon, Herculon, Mohair, Silk, Acrylic, Nylon, Viscose

CLEANABILITY CODES

CODE S

To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, using a mild water free solvent or dry cleaning product. Clean only in a well-ventilated room and avoid any product containing Carbon Tetrachloride or other toxic materials. Pretest a small area before proceeding. Cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service only is recommended. CAUTION: Never remove cushion covers for separate dry cleaning or washing, even though they do have zippers. Do not use bleach at any time. The use of steam or water-based cleaners may cause excessive shrinking or staining of this particular fabric. Do not use any tumble method cleaning service as this may destroy the backing of the fabric or shrink or otherwise damage the upholstery fabric.

CODE W

To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, using the foam only from a water-based cleaning agent such as a mild detergent or non-solvent upholstery shampoo product. Apply foam with a soft brush in a circular motion. Vacuum when dry. Pretest a small area before proceeding. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached.

CODE S-W

To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, with a mild solvent, an upholstery shampoo, or the foam from a mild detergent. When using a solvent or dry cleaning product, follow instructions carefully and clean only in a well-ventilated room. Avoid any product that contains Carbon Tetrachloride or other toxic materials. With either method, pretest a small area before proceeding. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached.

CODE X

Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust or grime. Water-based foam cleaners or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking, staining, or distortion of the surface pile and, therefore, should not be used.

CAUTION:

Never remove cushion covers for separate dry cleaning or washing, even though they do have zippers. Do not use bleach or any tumble method cleaning service as this may destroy the backing of the fabric or shrink or otherwise damage the upholstery fabric.

Treating Stains

Doerr Furniture recommends Uniters brand products including Textile Master, Wood Master, and Leather Master Care Kits In the event of an accidental stain, act immediately. Remove the solids of the stain with a spoon, and remove liquids with an absorbent paper.Before removing the stain, if possible, place several layers of absorbent paper under the coating at the place of the stain.

1. If possible, remove delicate fabrics in order to clean the stain on the reverse side. This will prevent ruining the fabric by intensive rubbing.

2. To avoid the rings, using a sponge, wet with water around the stain at distance of 2 – 3 cm before using the stain removing product.

3. Use a sponge and not a cloth for stain removing in order to avoid ruining the fibers by a too stronger rubbing action.

4. Use a small amount of the product on a cotton bud or a sponge. Dab the cotton bud or sponge on the stain and leave the product to act for a few minutes. Dab the stain with absorbent paper; continue until there is no longer stain transfer onto the absorbent paper.

5. Rinse with a sponge soaked with water and then dab with absorbent paper. Repeat several times to avoid rings.

6. After stain removal, if the spot is noticeable clean, it is necessary to clean surrounding area.

Performance Fabrics:

Revolution performance fabrics by STI are true performance fabrics.  Woven with Olefin yarn the fabric inherently stain resistant, fade resistant, and durable, yet soft to the touch.  Revolution fabrics are 100% recyclable and have no chemical treatments, making them easy on the environment.

Crypton’s breakthrough performance technology is built into every fiber, so it won’t ever wear away. Spills and stains are easy to clean, and odors don’t cling. Built-in stain repellency and soil release make cleaning easy.  Built-in odor resistance keeps fabrics fresh.  Enhanced abrasion resistance.  Proud to be processed in the U.S.A.  GREENGUARD Gold Certified

Sunbrella Upholstery Fabrics are made for Indoor and Outdoor Furniture

UV and Fade Resistant

Traditional dyeing processes only leave color on the surface of fiber, so they easily fade. Sunbrella fibers are saturated to the core with highly UV-stable pigments, making Sunbrella fabrics resistant to fading and the degrading effects of sunlight.

Mold and Mildew Resistant

All Sunbrella fabrics are engineered to resist mold and mildew. Should exposure to dirt and debris cause mold and mildew to occur, all Sunbrella fabrics can be easily and safely cleaned with bleach.

Bleach Cleanable

Because color goes to the core of Sunbrella fibers, these fabrics can be cleaned with solvents such as bleach without losing color.