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.