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Cleaning & Maintenance

General Maintenance

It is recommended that to maintain the natural look of Alcantara® regular cleaning should be carried out. It is sufficient to use a soft brush, a dry cloth or a vacuum cleaner where necessary. On occasion you may wish to run a lightly moistened cloth over it.

Cleaning Instructions

Alcantara® is extremely easy to clean, wash by hand, in the washing machine or dry clean.

Hand Washing – Use lukewarm water and neutral soap, do not wring or tumble dry. Drip dry in the shade.
Washing Machine – Wash at 30 degrees C with a mild detergent. Do not tumble dry.
Dry Cleaning – use only perchloroethylene, do not bleach. Direct contact with steam machines should be avoided
Ironing – when ironing use a clean cloth between the iron and the Alcantara® and steam iron adjusting the temperature to Rayon or Synthetic.


Stain Removal

  • act immediately
  • reduce the stain by working from the edge towards the centre, in order to avoid spreading
  • gently remove most of the dirt using a knife or spoon and blot immediately with a clean white cloth once the stain has been spotted, act in accordance with the instructions in the table
  • if using a solvent, never apply directly to the stained part but on a clean cloth
  • after applying the stain remover, remove with a clean, dry cloth, then brush in the opposite direction to pile lay
  • leave it to dry
  • when dry restore pile with a soft brush

Spots are easy to remove, just follow the instructions in the spots removal table:


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