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Cleanability Codes for Household Fabrics

October 08, 2013

Clean cushions and sofaUpholstered furniture may come with the manufacturer’s recommended
method of cleaning. The American Furniture Manufacturers cleanability
code may either be permanently attached to the upholstered piece or a
part of the hang tag. Upholstery is not covered under the Federal Trade
Commission’s Care Label Rule. Labeling of furniture is strictly
voluntary. The following cleanability codes were designated by fabric
manufacturers. Caution: Never remove cushion covers for separate
cleaning or washing. Any tumble cleaning method can destroy the back,
shrink or otherwise damage upholstery fabric.

W
Clean
soiled areas only with the foam from a water-based cleaning agent, like
a mild detergent or upholstery shampoo product. Apply foam in a
circular motion. Vacuum when dry.

X
Clean
this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent dust and
grime from accumulating. Water-based foam or cleaning agents of any kind
may cause excessive shrinking, fading or possible distortion.

S
Have
this treated by a professional furniture cleaning service only. Use of
water-based or detergent-based cleaners may cause excessive shrinking.
Water stains may become permanent. To prevent overall soiling, frequent
vacuuming or light brushing is recommended to remove dust and grime.

W-S
Clean
soiled areas with a mild solvent or a water-based cleaning agent. Avoid
any product that contains highly toxic carbon tetrachloride. You may
also use an upholstery shampoo product or the foam from a mild
detergent. With either method, pretest a small area before proceeding.
Use a professional furniture cleaner when an overall soiled condition is
reached.

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