To prolong the life of your furniture and fabric, always do the following:

  • Clean soiled areas promptly.
  • Clean soiled areas using the appropriate cleaning method.
  • After cleaning, wipe area with fresh water and a clean, lint-free cloth.

Cleaning Codes


Water-Based Cleaner

Spot clean, using the foam only from a water-based cleaning agent, such as a mild detergent or non-solvent upholstery shampoo product. Apply foam with a soft brush in a circular motion. Always rinse promptly with clean water. Vacuum when dry. Pretest small area before proceeding.


Solvent Cleaner

Spot clean, using a mild water-free solvent or dry cleaning product. Clean only in a well-ventilated room and avoid any product containing carbon tetrachloride or other toxic materials. Pretest a small area before proceeding. Always rinse promptly with clean water.


Water/Solvent Cleaner

Spot clean with a mild solvent, an upholstery shampoo, or the foam from a mild detergent. When using a solvent or dry cleaning product, follow instructions carefully and clean only in a well-ventilated room. Avoid any product that contains carbon tetrachloride or other toxic materials. With either method, pretest a small area before proceeding. Always rinse promptly with clean water.


Crypton Cleaning

Crypton fabrics are available in various fiber types, and all Crypton fabrics can be cleaned with soap and water. For the best cleaning solution, use CRYPTON UPHOLSTERY CLEANER, available from Mayer Fabrics.


Coated Fabrics Cleaning

When a spill/stain occurs wipe immediately with a clean dry cloth. Carefully remove the majority of the stain then follow the steps below.

Soap & Water
Remove ordinary dirt and smudges with a mild soap and water solution using a soft cloth or towel. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry.

Non-Abrasive cleaners
If residue remains, use a straight application of the following cleaners: Fantastik® or 409® and gently clean with a soft cloth. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry.

Isopropyl Alcohol
More stubborn stains may be eliminated using a cotton cloth soaked in 70-91% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Wipe without spreading stain to surrounding area. A second application should be applied with vigorous rubbing in a circular motion. For highly textured material, a soft brush is recommended to clean valleys and crevices. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry.


Vacuum Only

Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust and grime. Water-based foam cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking, staining, or distortion of the surface pile and therefore, should not be used.


Bleach Cleanable

1 part bleach, 9 parts water = 10% bleach, 90% water solution. Do not clean/disinfect fabric for longer than 10 minutes using the 10% bleach solution. Always rinse promptly with clean water after applying the bleach solution. Failure to do so will void any and all warranties.

Patterns which can be cleaned with a bleach solution followed by a fresh water rinse:

Bleach Cleaning Guide

Inherently Cleanable

Always treat stain promptly. At first, remove any excess dirt or liquid with a paper towel. If the stain has already dried, gently brush off any excess material, then dab gently with a damp cloth or sponge until it disappears using the method described below.

For less severe stains (coke, coffee, milk, red wine, tea, etc.) Add a mild detergent to lukewarm water. Take a clean cloth, wet the stain until damp with the cleaning solution and gently rub the stained area. Do not overrub. Repeat until the stain appears to be removed. Afterwards, rinse the fabric with a damp cloth to remove the cleaning solution. Air dry.

For more stubborn stains (ketchup, chocolate sauce, chips, oil, fruit, mud, blood, etc.) Use a stain removing product containing hydrogen peroxide*. Spray the stain and allow the product time to soak in for a couple of minutes, then gently rub the stained area with a clean cloth. Repeat if necessary. Afterwards, rinse the fabric thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove the cleaning solution. Air dry.

For the toughest stains (pencil, lipstick, pen, ink, permanent market, etc.) Use a simple cleaning solution of 1 ounce of water based detergent, 1 ounce of bleach and 1/2 gallon of water. Never use straight bleach. Take a clean cloth and wet until damp with the cleaning solution and gently rub the stained area. Repeat until stain is gone. Afterwards, rinse the fabric very thoroughly with a damp cloth. Caution: Make sure to always use the least aggressive cleaning agent first. Repeat with a stronger product in case the stain hasn’t disappeared after the first attempt. If possible, put a clean cloth on the back of the stained area to absorb excess moisture.

*Hydrogen peroxide or bleach wont harm the fabric, but it could damage your clothing if not rinsed and dried correctly.

These recommendations and codes were developed by fabric specialists. However, because of the various ways fabric can be stained or damaged, there is no guarantee that the results will be completely successful. Use suggested methods on your own responsibility. To help prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Use professional furniture cleaning service when overall soiled condition has been reached.

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