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Cleaning

Remember that just like other fabrics, upholstery fabrics are also subject to constant dirt and dust. In order to keep the fabric in the best possible condition, it is necessary to clean it systematically and follow other rules concerning the care of the fabric.

Recommendations:

  • Vacuum upholstery regularly with the furniture vacuum cleaner nozzle.
  • Vacuum at low power levels with special attention to finishes and edges.

Prohibitions:

  • Do not rub the fabric violently.
  • Do not use sharp sponges or cloths.
  • Do not vacuum with a vacuum set to the highest power level.

Recommendations:

  • Wash the cover on the left side with the zip fastened. If nylon fasteners are used instead of a lock, secure them by attaching a piece of cloth.
  • Use neutral cleaning agents.
  • Wash at the recommended temperature indicated in the product information. Always use a gentle washing programme.
  • Rotate the fabric at low speed.

Prohibitions:

  • Do not use bleach or caustic agents.
  • Do not use any softeners.
  • Do not wash with other materials.
  • Do not wash upholstery when the cover is made of two or more different types of fabric.

Recommendations:

  • Stretch the cover both ways while it is still wet.
  • Dry at ambient temperature.

Prohibitions:

  • Don't use the dryer.
  • Do not expose the fabric to direct sunlight.

Recommendations:

  • Iron the fabric covered with a white cloth at the temperature recommended in the product information.
  • Iron microfibre and wool materials on the left side.

Prohibitions:

  • Do not iron the fabric at a temperature other than specified.
  • Do not iron the fabric directly.

Recommendations:

  • Use the furniture as intended.

Prohibitions:

  • Do not use the furniture improperly or in a way that causes distortion. Don't stand in the seat. Don't sit on supports.
  • Do not expose the furniture directly to sunlight or strong artificial light.
  • Do not place the furniture closer than 50 cm to any heat source.
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Removal of stains and dirt

Remember that when removing stains and dirt, upholstery fabric can be exposed to damage and destruction. To avoid this, follow these rules.

Remember to find out what kind of substance caused the stain before removing the stains and what kind of material the upholstery is made of. This will allow you to apply measures that will remove the stain but not destroy the fabric.

Before cleaning, check the durability of the dyes used in the fabric on a small invisible surface.

Carry out the stain removal as soon as possible after the stain is noticed. Fresh stains are removed much easier than in the past, because the substance causing staining will not penetrate the fibers of the material.

Immediately remove the stain with an absorbent cloth. Do it with gentle circular motions towards the center of the stain. Don't rub it in! Do not stretch or jerk the fabric!

ATTENTION!

  • Strong acids destroy vegetable fibre fabrics (cotton and flax).
  • Lye, even weak and diluted, weakens animal fibre materials (wool, natural silk).
  • Hot water and caustic soaps destroy wool and synthetic fibre materials.
  • Oxidizing agents (chloride, soda) weaken cotton, flax and destroy wool.
  • Acetone dissolves acetate fibre products.

For greasy or wet stains, use tissue paper first and then a clean, damp and delicate sponge to quickly absorb the stain. Then clean with lukewarm water and a neutral hand wash detergent. Rinse with clean water. Wipe off with a cloth and leave to dry at room temperature.

If the stains are dry, use a blunt tool, e.g. a spoonful of the excess dirt, and then follow the instructions in the previous paragraph.

Do not pour water or detergent over the fabric.

Never sit on upholstered furniture until the cover is completely dry.

After drying, clean the furniture at the lowest vacuum cleaner power using the furniture cleaning tip.

Use solvents, bleach or stain removers in small quantities to clean stains. Always follow the instructions for professional measures. Check the effectiveness of the agents before use on the invisible part of the furniture.

Read the information on the product container and follow the safety precautions. Always clean with the window open and away from fire.

Don't mix chemicals. If the fabric has already been cleaned with one chemical, first dry it thoroughly, rinse it and only then clean it with another chemical.

When using a solvent, do not apply it directly to the stain, use a clean cloth.

After exposure to solvents, it is important to remove them thoroughly together with impurities, otherwise a stain will form around the stained area, i.e. the so-called areola. To avoid this, place a thick layer of white cotton or linen under the stained fabric. Then, using a gauze swab soaked in solvent, hit and push the stained areas. Don't rub! After a few moves, replace the tampon with a clean one. Replace the primers frequently. The formation of the coating also prevents the material from getting wet around the stain with water.

If you stain with substances that cause chemical reactions to the material, after removing the stain, remove the stain carefully (by rinsing with water or neutralising with appropriate reagents). Otherwise, the material will be damaged immediately or after some time.

Using a stain remover, remove any residue with a clean cloth and a soft brush, always brushing with your hair.

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