Crypton Cleaning Instructions
There is nothing unusual about the normal care of Crypton. Like any beautiful textile, Crypton must be cleaned on a regular basis. Since dirt and dust build up on fabric, vacuuming regularly is advised. To prolong the life of your furniture, cushions should be rotated on a frequent basis. The everlasting beauty of Crypton can be found in the ability to clean stains not usually removed from other fabrics.
Cleaning is as easy as 1-2-3.
Crypton’s moisture-resistant fabrics can be cleaned in a flash. Just follow these simple instructions.
General Cleaning Methods
Studies with ASCR show that nothing works better on Crypton than a powdered enzyme detergent, such as Tide® or Cheer®, mixed with water. The fabric must be rinsed thoroughly, leaving no soap residue. Be sure to rinse with a clean cloth and clear, clean water. Professional hot water extraction, aided by a prespray, can be performed with good results. Customary upholstery cleaning foam can be used, but is the least effective way to clean Crypton.
Before removing any stubborn stains, test the stain-removing product on a hidden area to make sure that the fabric’s structure and color won’t be damaged. Hold a towel against the wet area for 10 seconds. Examine the towel to determine whether there’s been a dye transfer and the fabric for a color change.
Because Crypton fabrics were designed for easy maintenance, the use of solvent-based cleaners is unnecessary. In fact, some heavy-duty solvents can damage the textile’s fibers. To be safe, we recommend that you not use solvents in the general maintenance of Crypton fabrics.
Diluted bleach (four parts water to one part bleach) can be used to disinfect Crypton, but should be removed quickly and completely to avoid fading. Bleach that is not completely removed will eventually fade the fabric./
Stubborn Stains on Prints
Make a paste with an enzyme detergent, leave it on the fabric for a few moments to generate a chemical reaction, and gently use a nylon brush to agitate the stained area. For stubborn stains, use the “Crypton Stain Remover” that is specific to that type of stain.
Ball point pen ink
Rust remover is effective on some types of ink. Let it sit on the fabric for two to three minutes, scrub gently, and blot with a clean towel. Rinse the area thoroughly with clean water and then follow the general cleaning instructions.
Stubborn Stains on Wovens
Mayonnaise and other oily stains
Normal household rubbing alcohol can be used to clean the spots left by mayonnaise or other oily stains. Leave it on the fabric for two to three minutes, scrub gently, and blot with a clean towel. Rinse the area thoroughly with clean water and then follow the general cleaning instructions, using the enzyme detergent or hot water extraction method.
Ball point pen ink
Q-Tips wetted with rubbing alcohol will remove some ink stains. (Be careful not to spread the stain.) Rinse the area thoroughly with clean water and then follow the general cleaning instructions.
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