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Fabric Care

These fabric care suggestions are provided as a general guide for the convenience of our customers and visitors. Because materials and dyes vary between manufacturers and products, for best results we recommend that you test a sample before washing or dry cleaning the entire garment.

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Acetate:

Dry clean only.

Acrylic:

Machine wash warm using warm water, softener may be added during the final rinse cycle. Machine dry using low temperature, remove promptly when done.

Cotton:

Machine wash warm, tumble dry low. Use cool iron.

Metallic Cotton:

Machine wash warm, delicate cycle, tumble dry low,. Cool iron may be used.

Fleece:

Machine wash warm and remove quickly to avoid matting. Hang to dry; do not use dryer.

Linen:

Dry clean is recommended and retains the original crisp finish to the fabric. Hand wash in mild soap no chlorine bleach dry by laying flat on
clean non-colored towel. Note: Hand washing softens the feel of the linen which is sometimes preferred.

Lyocell:

Lyocell garments may be either machine washable and dryable or drycleanable. Read the label. Washable lyocell has the strength and ease of care of other easy-care fabrics. Machine wash and dry at low temperature. Remove from dryer as soon as the garment is dry. If ironing is required, use a moderately warm iron.

Lycra:

Hand or machine wash in lukewarm water. Never use chlorine bleach onany fabric containing Lycra. Either drip dry or machine dry using lowtemperature settings.

Lycra Velvet:

Hand or machine wash in lukewarm water. Never use chlorine bleach on any fabric containing Lycra. Either drip dry or machine dry using low temperature settings.

Microfibers:

Acrylic, nylon and polyester microfibers are machine washable, machine dryable or drycleanable Follow the instructions for washing fabrics consisting of these individual fibers.

Nylon:

Most items made from nylon can be machined washed and tumbled dried at low temperatures. Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle. To minimize static electricity use a dyer sheet when machine drying. Remove articles from the dyer as soon as the tumbling cycle is completed. If ironing is required, use a warm iron.

Polyester:

Use warm water add fabric softener to final rinse, machine dry low and remove promptly from dryer. If ironing is needed use a moderate warm setting. All polyesters can be dry cleaned.

Polyolefin:

Most items can be washed or dry-cleaned. Most stains can be readily be removed by wiping, using lukewarm water and detergent. If fabric is machine washed, it should be line dried or tumbled dried with gentle or no heat. Do not iron.

Rayon:

Dry cleaning is recommended. Although hand wash in lukewarm water is okay. No chlorine bleach allowed. Lay flat on a clean non-colored towel to dry.

Silk:

Dry cleaning is preferred. Hand washing is possible if mild soap and lukewarm water is used. Laying flat on a clean non-colored towel to
dry.

Spandex:

Hand or machine wash in lukewarm water. Never use chlorine bleach on any fabric containing Lycra. Either drip dry or machine dry using low temperature settings.

Suede:

Recommendation is dry cleaning. Although Machine wash gentile cycle is allowed.

Triacetate:

Pleated garments are best hand laundered. Most other garments containing 100% triacetate can be machine washed. If ironing is needed, a high temperature setting may be used. Articles containing triacetate require little care due mainly to the fiber's resistance to high temperature.

Woodblocks:

As with all hand-printed fabrics, we suggest you do the following: prewash by hand with mild detergent and rinse until water runs clear. Dry flat. Additional color transfer from dark to lights may occur when sewn and washed together. We suggest you take this into account when designing your projects. We hope you enjoy the results when you use this ancient fabric handicraft.

Wool & Suiting:

Recommendation is for dry cleaning. Can be spot cleaned with a damp sponge.

Naugahyde Vinyl Fabric Care

Cleaning Naugahyde® Brand Vinyl Fabrics


All Naugahyde® Vinyl Fabrics are finished with their patented BeautyGard(c) Protective Finish. Zodiac is the only exception because BeautyGard(c) topcoat would tone down the amazing luster of this special glitter fabric.

Cleaning and Fabric Care Recommendations from Naugahyde ®


Cleaning is a breeze with Naugahyde brand Vinyl fabric and its Advanced BeautyGard protective finish. While staining and soiling exposures are common to upholstery fabrics, most stain and soiling may be removed by using the simple cleaning methods that follow:

For Light soiling:
A solution of 10% household liquid dish soap with warm water applied with a soft damp cloth will remove most soiling.
If necessary, a solution of liquid cleanser and water applied with a soft bristle brush. Wipe away the residue with a water-dampened cloth.

For Heavier soiling not solved by above method:
Dampen a soft white cloth with lighter fluid (naphtha) and rub gently. Rinse with a water-dampened cloth.

NOTE: Use extreme caution with this method. Complete only in a well-ventilated area and away from any open flame.

NOTE: You should try this method on an inconspicuous spot before using it on the original stain/soiling.

For the most difficult stains not removed by the above methods:
Dampen a soft white cloth with a solution of household bleach (sodium hypochlorite); 10% bleach, 90% water.
Rub gently.
Rinse with a water-dampened cloth to remove bleach concentration.
If necessary, allow a 1:10 diluted bleach solution to puddle on the affected area or apply with a soaked cloth for approximately 30 minutes. Rinse with a water-dampened cloth to remove any remaining bleach concentration.

NOTE: You should try this method on an inconspicuous spot before using it on the original stain/soiling.
Note

To restore luster, a light coat of spray furniture wax can be used. Apply for 30 seconds and follow with a light buffing using a clean white cloth.

Antimicrobial
Naugahyde with Advanced BeautyGard provides outstanding protection in difficult medical and health care environments.
Contains agents effective against bacterial and fungal microorganisms.

Please Review Carefully
CAUTION: Should you desire to use other cleaning methods, carefully try them in an inconspicuous area to determine potential damage to the material. Never use harsh solvents or cleaners which are intended for industrial applications. To clean stained or soiled areas, a soft white cloth is recommended. Avoid use of paper towels.

CAUTION: Cleaning products may be harmful/irritating to your skin, eyes, etc. Use protective gloves and eye protection. Do not inhale or swallow any cleaning product. Protect surrounding area/clothing from exposure. Use in a well ventilated area. Follow all product manufacturer's warnings. Naugahyde cannot be held responsible for damage or injuries resulting from the use or misuse of cleaning products.

sunbrella fabric care

Fabric Care Recommendations from Sunbrella®



The best ways to keep Sunbrella® brand fabrics looking good and to delay deep or vigorous cleanings is to properly maintain the fabrics. You can easily do this by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes imbedded into the fabric and wiping up any spills as soon as they occur. If a stain does occur, spot cleaning quickly makes it often easily removable.

Sunbrella® Recommendations For Removable Cushion Covers and Slipcovers


Hand Washing
Soak fabric in a solution of 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water.
Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush as necessary.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Air dry.

Machine Washing
Machine wash in cold water with mild laundry soap.
Allow Sunbrella to air dry.

Spot Cleaning Upholstered Pieces
Apply a light mist of mild soap and water using a spray bottle.
Remove stain with a sponge or very soft bristle brush.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Air dry, blot, or wet-vacuum excess water.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all soap residue is removed.

For Stubborn Stains and/or Mildew

Sunbrella fabric does not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric.

Prepare a solution of 1 cup bleach and 1/4 cup of mild soap per gallon of clean water.*
Soak affected area in solution for 20 minutes.
Remove stain with a sponge or clean towel.
Rinse thoroughly.
Air dry.
If stain and/or mildew are severe, bleach quantities may be increased.
Re-treating the fabric - for ease of cleaning: Sunbrella fabrics have a special finish that enhances water repellency. The finish is designed to last for several years of normal use, but may be refreshed with 303 High Tech Fabric Guard, the preferred retreatment product for

Sunbrella fabrics.
Applying 303 High Tech Fabric Guard
Clean Sunbrella, allow Sunbrella to completely air dry.
Apply 303 in a thin, even coat and allow to dry.
Repeat step 2.
Two light coatings are more effective in restoring fabric water resistance than a single heavy coating. A 15-ounce bottle provides coverage of up to 50 square feet of fabric.

Professional Cleaners
In evaluating the services of a professional firm, you should inquire about the firm's experience in working with Sunbrella fabrics and knowledge of cleaning and re-treatment requirements. DO NOT Dry Clean Sunbrella.

Helpful Hints from Sunbrella®
Protect the area around your Sunbrella fabric when using a bleach solution - bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella thoroughly to completely remove bleach and soap.
Sunbrella air dries very quickly. Machine drying is not necessary.
Do not use a steamer or an iron with steam setting. If wrinkles are a concern, use an iron set to "synthetic fabric" heat.

Sunbrella® Fabric Care For- Outdoor Furniture



The best ways to keep Sunbrella® brand fabrics looking good and to delay deep or vigorous cleanings is to properly maintain the fabrics. You can easily do this by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes imbedded into the fabric and wiping up any spills as soon as they occur. If a stain does occur, spot cleaning quickly makes it often easily removable.

General or Light Cleaning
Brush off any loose dirt.
Prepare a cleaning solution of 2 ounces (1/4 cup) mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water (less than 100°F/38°C).
Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush to clean.
Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Allow fabric to air dry.

For removable Sunbrella fabric umbrella and cushion covers, machine wash in cold water (less than 100°F/38°C). Depending on wash load size, use normal amounts of mild laundry soap. Allow fabric to air dry.
Spot Cleaning
Apply a light mist of our recommended cleaning solution using a spray bottle.
Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or very soft bristle brush.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge. Use a Wet Vac if available to remove excess moisture.
Repeat these steps until stain is removed.

Heavy Cleaning for Stubborn Stains and Mildew

Sunbrella fabric does not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. To clean mildew, or other stubborn stains:
Prepare a solution of 8 ounces (1 cup) of bleach and 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of mild soap per gallon (8 cups) of clean water.
Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric.
Scrub vigorously with a soft bristle brush, sponge, or clean towel.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Allow fabric to air dry.
If stain and/or mildew are severe, bleach quantities may be increased.

For removable Sunbrella fabric umbrella and cushion covers, machine wash in cold water (less than 100°F /38°C). Depending on wash load size, use normal amounts of mild laundry soap and add 1 cup of bleach. Allow fabric to air dry.

Retreating the Fabric

Sunbrella fabrics have a special finish that enhances water repellency. The finish is designed to last for several years of normal use, but may be refreshed after a thorough cleaning or extended use. Glen Raven recommends 303 High Tech Fabric Guard™ as the preferred re-treatment product for Sunbrella fabrics.
Applying 303 High Tech Fabric Guard
303 should be applied to Sunbrella fabrics after each thorough cleaning, which typically removes the original finish and reduces the fabric's water repellency.
Clean Sunbrella fabric, using one of the cleaning methods.
Allow Sunbrella to completely air dry.
Apply 303 Fabric Guard in a well ventilated area following instructions on the container.
Apply 303 in a thin, even coat and allow fabric to dry completely.
Apply a second thin, even coating of 303. (Two light coatings are more effective in restoring fabric water resistance than a single heavy coating. A 15-ounce bottle provides coverage of up to 50 square feet of fabric.)

Professional Cleaners
In evaluating the services of a professional firm, you should inquire about the firm's experience in working with Sunbrella fabrics and knowledge of cleaning and retreatment requirements. DO NOT dry clean Sunbrella fabrics.

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