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What do those fabric cleaning codes mean?
It’s very important to know how to clean the drapery, upholstery and bedding fabrics once you get them home. The following Cleaning Codes are established by the Joint Industry Fabric Standards Committee:
DC means Dry clean ONLY
S means Spot Clean only with a water-free dry cleaning solvent. Â Do not saturate or use water. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove spilled material
W/S means Spot Clean with upholstery shampoo, foam from a mild detergent, or a mild dry cleaning solvent. Â Do not saturate
W means Spot Clean only with a water based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner. Do not oversaturate or use solvents to spot clean. Blot immediately to remove any spilled material
X means Clean only by vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush. Do not use water or solvent based cleaner.
Flock Fabrics should be spot cleaned only with a water based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner. Â Do not over wet, or use solvents to spot clean. Â Use cautious agitation or rubbing while fabric is damp, as flock fabrics are sensitive to pill distortion and texture change with too much agitation.. Use extreme caution if using a professional cleaning service. Allow to dry at least 24 hours before use after cleaning.
NOTE: Pretest a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding with any step above.
Information provided by Greenhouse Fabrics, greenhousefabrics.com