General Tips for Cleaning Fabrics (Taken from DuPont Literature-Tips worth mentioning.)

28 Oct General Tips for Cleaning Fabrics (Taken from DuPont Literature-Tips worth mentioning.)


With the Holidays approaching, you’ll want to know how to treat those accidental spills while entertaining.  Here are a few tips from DuPont for fabrics that have already been treated with Teflon.

  • Always treat stains promptly.
  • Sponge the stain, never rub.  A gentle blotting action with an absorbent cloth or sponge is best.  Work inwards from the outside edges to avoid spreading the stain.
  • Blot up wet or oil-based spills quickly with an absorbent cloth, tissue or sponge. For solid or semi-solid spills, lift off excess before treating, using a dull knife or spatula.
  • If the stain has already dried, gently brush off excess material, then dab gently with a damp cloth or sponge until it disappears.
  • Never try to remove the stain with household detergents.
  • Vacuum carpets and upholstery regularly to remove accumulated dirt, which can fade colors and accelerate wear.  When vacuuming upholstery, use special brushes and nozzles provided for more effective cleaning.
  • It is recommended to have carpets and furnishings professionally cleaned from time to time.
  • Never use water or liquid detergents on velvets.

Important!  Before cleaning or treating stains, see manufacturer’s care instructions.  When removing a stain, test any stain-removing product (including water) on a hidden part of the furnishing to ensure fabric and/or color is not affected.  For large or serious stains, consult professional upholstery cleaner.

For a Stain Removal Guide, call us and we’ll mail it to you along with a couple of recommended companies for professional fabric protection and cleaning.