Cleaning

Cleaning Instructions for Fabric

Even with the best of care your chairs will need some special attention. Spills and stains may occur at any time. The following is provided to help you with general maintenance. In all cases follow the instructions written on the cleaning agent label. Most commercial fabrics are constructed with Polyolefin fiber which absorbs virtually no moisture. Most stains remain on the surface of the fabric and are thus easily removed by conventional means.
KEY TO CLEANING AGENTS

1. Water
2. A volatile-type solvent
3. A detergent solution
4. A paint, oil or grease remover
5. A detergent/ammonia (3-6 %) solution
6. Undiluted white vinegar
7. Oxalic or citric acids

STAIN CLEANING AGENT
Chocolate, Blood....................................................................... 1, 2, 3
Grape Juice, Washable Ink, Berry Stain, Mucilage .......................... 1, 2
Vomit, Watercolors.................................................................... 1, 2, 6
Rubber Cement, Shoe Polish........................................................ 1, 2, 4
Tea, Milk, Mustard, Gravy, Egg , Cola Drink, Catsup, Carbon Black.....2
Butter, Chewing Gum, Linseed..................................................... 4
Oil, Nail Polish.......................................................................... 5
Crayon, Lipstick, Paint (Oil)......................................................... 2, 6
Wine....................................................................................... 1, 3, 6
Latex Paint............................................................................... 1, 2, 5
Oil.......................................................................................... 4, 5
Iron Rust................................................................................. 1, 7
Permanent, India, Ballpoint Ink................................................... 2, 4, 5
Furniture Polish......................................................................... 2, 5
Coffee..................................................................................... 2, 4, 6

*Dry and wet soil can be easily removed with regular maintenance procedures and ordinary cleaning methods.
*Treat spots and stains promptly, to prevent damage to the fabric and make cleaning easier. Blot wet spills with an absorbent tissue, cloth or paper towel. If you find a hard, crusty stain, tap the spot to break up the encrustation so that you can remove as much of it as possible before cleaning the spot.
*Try to determine the composition of the stain and then choose an appropriate cleaning agent.
*Use the minimal amount of cleaning agent necessary to remove the stain. Excessive moisture leads to quicker resoiling and damages component materials.
*To prevent quicker resoiling be sure to dry the fabric after cleaning. Fabrics should have a sample area tested prior to cleaning to ensure against discoloration or permanent damage. Commercial cleaners such as Herby Fame, Spot Shot, Energine, K2R, and Unbelievable are available at grocery stores. Misty and All Tex cleaning agents can be obtained at a janitorial supply. Brand names may vary.
If cold water is absorbed by the fabric, this indicates the fabric is not fluorocarbon protected and should be handled as follows: 1. Wet entire cushion with clean, damp cloth to see if the stain can be removed by water alone. 2. If not successful, professional cleaning is advised. The Bane-Clene system, including cleaner/vacuum extractor and specialized cleaning agents are effective in cleaning polyolefin fabric.