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CARE & CLEANING

Taking good care of your Bradbury fabrics

Vacuum Cleaning. Light vacuum cleaning at regular intervals is essential to maximise the life and maintain the appearance of the fabric.

Depth Cleansing. To give your fabric a longer life and keep it looking its best, cleaning is sometimes necessary. Call in a professional cleaner if you can, but if you do decide to do it yourself, use a reputable brand of upholstery shampoo and follow exactly the manufacturer's instructions. Never use soap, ammonia, bleach or other cleaners intended for use on hard surfaces. Do not over wet the fabric.

Removing Stains. If something should get spilt or dropped on your furnishing fabric, the golden rule for removing the stain is speed. Most spots will vanish if treated immediately and not allowed to dry in, so keep the necessary cleaning materials all together in one convenient place. First mop up any excess liquid with absorbent tissue (preferably white) or clean cloth and scoop up dry solids with a spoon. Most stains can be treated with one or two cleaning liquids - dry cleaning fluid or upholstery shampoo. Use the cleaning method shown on the chart. Always work inwards from the edge of the stain to prevent spreading. Use small amounts of cleaning fluid at a time, and blot between applications. Continue until the stain has disappeared. Never rush or panic, work patiently and thoroughly. If the stain cannot be removed, get expert advice from a reputable cleaning organisation.

 

The above information is compatible for all our woven fabric collections, however for our Polyurethane leatherette product -

 

Torro/Torro Plus please consider the following:-

For general everyday dirt and typical water soluble stains such as coffee, soft drinks etc, these can be removed by using lukewarm soapy water with a soft clean damp cloth. Do not soak the area, wipe clean with a cloth and clean water. For more stubborn stains and markings such as ink/biro, an alcohol based solution such as white spirit can be used, in moderation along with lukewarm water. Do not use abrasive cloths, brushes or similar and do not use bleach solutions, solvents or chemical based sprays.

Figaro please consider the following:-

For removal of day to day dirt and spillages, wipe clean with warm soapy water, using a soft damp cloth. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or brushes and do not use solvents or aerosol sprays. Diluted alcohol based and diluted Chloride (bleach) solutions can be used for more stubborn stains, following manufacturers guidelines. 

 

Here's a list of stains and recommended removal techniques.

Type of stain 1st Step 2nd Step 3rd Step 4th Step
Beverages Clear warm water Biological washing power (2%)    
Bleach Upholstery shampoo solution      
Blood Cold water Biological washing power (2%)    
Butter Dry cleaning fluid Upholstery shampoo solution    
Candlewax Absorbent paper and hot iron Dry cleaning fluid    
Chocolate Upholstery shampoo solution Dry cleaning fluid    
Cooking Oils Dry cleaning fluid Upholstery shampoo solution    
Cream Upholstery shampoo solution Dry cleaning fluid    
Egg Upholstery shampoo solution      
Floor Wax Dry cleaning fluid      
Fruit Juice Clear warm water Upholstery shampoo solution    
Furniture Polish Dry cleaning fluid Upholstery shampoo solution Call professional cleaner  
Gravy and Sauces Clear warm water Upholstery shampoo solution    
Ink (fountain pen) Clear warm water Biological washing power (2%)    
Ink (ballpoint pen) Methylated spirits Upholstery shampoo solution    
Lipstick Dry cleaning fluid Upholstery shampoo solution    
Metal Polish Dry cleaning fluid Upholstery shampoo solution    
Milk Clear warm water Upholstery shampoo solution    
Mustard Upholstery shampoo solution      
Oil and Grease Dry cleaning fluid Upholstery shampoo solution    
Paint (emulsion) Cold water Upholstery shampoo solution    
Paint (oil) Turpentine or white spirit Dry cleaning fluid Upholstery shampoo solution Call professional cleaner
Rust Dry cleaning fluid Upholstery shampoo solution Call professional cleaner  
Salad dressing Upholstery shampoo solution Dry cleaning fluid    
Shoe polish Dry cleaning fluid Upholstery shampoo solution    
Soot Vacuum Upholstery shampoo solution    
Urine (fresh stain) Upholstery shampoo solution      
Vomit Upholstery shampoo solution Biological washing power (2%)    
Wine Absorbent powder Clear warm water    

 

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