Cleaning

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How to Clean?

Through installation procedures or consumer use, fabric may become soiled and require spot cleaning from time to time.  The following information is provided as a guideline for the care and cleaning of acoustical fabric made from Polyester fibers.  Because this material is made from synthetic fibers, it cleans very well with virtually no damage to the color or construction itself.  Most commercially available Carpet and Upholstery cleaners will do an excellent job removing stains.  From time to time, additional cleaning methods may need to be employed to remove stubborn or difficult stains.

 

General

As with any stain or contamination, the quick response is the best, especially when done in conjunction with the proper cleaner for the type of stain.  Important:  make sure you have selected the right cleaning agent from the list below before you begin the cleaning process.  The categories of stains listed below are based on 1) stains acquired during OEM manufacture and 2) acquired by consumer/end-user following installation of fabric.

 

OEM Fabrication Incidents:

Type of Stain                 Cleaning Agent                       How to Remove

 

Oil                                           high strength detergent                       soak-blot dry

Adhesive (water based)          detergent                                             scrub-rinse-blot dry

Adhesive (solvent based)        mineral spirits                                      soak-blot dry

Felt Tip Marker (indelible)      detergent                                             scrub-rinse-blot dry

Ink (ball point indelible)         dry clean solvent                                 soak-blot dry

Pencil (graphite lead)              detergent                                             scrub-rinse-blot dry

Chalk                                       detergent                                             scrub-rinse-blot dry

Paint (latex)                             high strength detergent                       scrub-rinse-blot dry

Paint (oil)                                solvents/mineral spirits                        soak-blot dry

Stains (latex)                           high strength detergent                       scrub-rinse-blot dry

Stains (oil)                               solvents/mineral spirits                        soak-blot dry

Tar/Asphalt                             K-1 kerosene/solvents                         soak-blot dry

 

Note:  In many cases listed above, repeated steps may be required to fully extract the contaminant from the material.  Use solvent type cleaners in a well-ventilated area.

Note:  Always check to see that the cleaner will not cause damage to material or fabric, by testing on a small area out of sight.

 

 

 

 

Consumer/End User Incidents:

Type of Stain                 Cleaning Agent                       How to Remove

 

Mustard                                   dry clean solvent                                 scrub-soak-blot dry

Ketchup*                                high strength detergent                       scrub-rinse-blot dry

Coffee*                                   high strength detergent                       scrub-rinse-blot dry

Chocolate*                              detergent                                             scrub-rinse-blot dry

Tea*                                        high strength detergent                       scrub-rinse-blot dry

Chewing Gum                         dry clean solvent                                 scrub-soak-blot dry

Oil                                           high strength detergent                       scrub-soak-blot dry

Grease                                     high strength detergent/                      scrub-soak-blot dry

degreaser

Tar/Asphalt                             K-1 kerosene/thinner                           scrub-soak-blot dry

Wax                                         detergent                                             hot iron-on detergent-

soaked towel or cloth

Rust                                         rust remover                                        soak-rinse-blot dry

Dirt*                                        detergent                                             scrub-rinse-blot dry

Lipstick                                   dry clean solvent                                 soak-blot dry

Nail Polish                               dry clean solvent                                 soak-blot dry

Shoe Polish                             dry clean solvent                                 soak-blot dry

Crayon                                                high strength detergent                       scrub-rinse-blot dry

Vomit*                                    high strength detergent                       scrub-rinse-blot dry-

deodorize with vinegar

Urine*                                     high strength detergent                       scrub-rinse-blot dry-

deodorize with vinegar

Blood*                                                high strength detergent                       scrub-rinse-blot dry

Excrement*                             high strength detergent                       scrub-rinse-blot dry-

deodorize with vinegar

Note:  In many cases listed above, repeated steps may be required to fully extract contaminant from material.  Items listed above with (*) may also be removed through steam extraction method by a professional cleaner or service.

Note:  Always check to see that the cleaner used will not cause damage to the material or fabric, by testing on an area out of sight.

Important:  The recommendations made above are done in good faith and are based on a history of actual experiences and laboratory evaluations.  Hytex Industries Inc., and/or its designated distributor, does not warrant, either expressed or implied, the effectiveness of the cleaning agents listed and the process for cleaning, described above.