CRYPTON UPHOLSTERY CLEANING REQUIREMENTS FOR HOUSEKEEPING & FACILITY MAINTENANCE:
There is nothing unusual about the normal care of Crypton®. Like all beautiful textiles, Crypton® must be cleaned on a regular basis. Since dirt and dust build up on fabric, regular hand vacuuming is advised. To prolong the life of your furniture, cushions should be rotated on a frequent basis. The everlasting beauty of Crypton® is found in its ability to resist stains.
Most spills can be easily cleaned with cotton. Just wipe up the spill with a clean cotton towel. Please follow directions for solid or dry stains (below) if a residue remains after wiping.
SOLID OR DRY SPILLS
Remove as much of the dried stain as possible with a dull flat blade. By removing the majority of the stain, there is less chance of the staining agent being rubbed into the fabric as it is cleaned. In many cases, this process will remove the stain. However, if the stain is still present proceed with wet cleaning treatment below.
WET CLEANING TREATMENT
For most stains, simply make a paste using equal amounts of an enzyme powder detergent (such as Tide® or Cheer®) and water. Apply the solution to the stain. Allow the solution to remain for at least one minute (max. 5 minutes) to allow the detergent to begin removing the stain. Then, scrub the area with a soft nylon brush. After scrubbing, the area needs to be rinsed thoroughly using a sponge and clean water. Water will not affect Crypton®, so please use it liberally. Remember to rinse the soap completely because the fabric will look and perform its best when all the soap is removed. Dry with a clean cloth. Any remaining moisture (wet spot) will evaporate in a short time. Please remember that Crypton®’s inherent water resistance will keep the foam from getting wet during the rinsing process. For some oil based stains and ink, pretreat with rubbing alcohol.
Steam cleaning is an ideal method of thoroughly cleaning Crypton®. Spots can be removed by pretreating them with either the soap solution mentioned above or a pretreatment solution from the steam cleaning company. Most solutions used by these companies are acceptable for Crypton® fabrics.