Fabrics like Alcantara and Amaretta are ultra-microfibre materials (synthetic materials) which have a surface like suede. These fabrics should be vacuumed at regular intervals and occasionally wiped with a damp cloth. In case of stains and normal dirt, use COLOURLOCK Alcantara and Textile Cleaner. It is a very effective cleaner for Alcantara on car and fabric furniture upholstery.
Cleaning big surfaces: Wet the stained surface slightly with COLOURLOCK Alcantara and Textile Cleaner and immediately. Wipe gently with a terry cloth. Repeat if necessary.
Removing stains: Wet a sponge or use Colourlock Leather Cleaning brush with some cleaner. Press foam out of the sponge. Clean the stained area in a circular motion. Then wipe with a damp cloth. Don`t rub too hard! Do not make it too wet!
When stains can't be removed, ask a professional upholstery cleaner before damaging the material. Fresh stains should be absorbed immediately with an absorbent, clean cloth. Either dab or work from outside of the stain to the centre. Do not rub too hard. In case of big stains, work from seam to seam.
For greasy and waxy stains use COLOURLOCK Leather Cleaning Spirit. Work carefully. Test in a hidden area first. To reduce future soiling and stains, protect the surface with COLOURLOCK Waterproofing for Leather and Textiles.
Heat should be kept away from Alcantara. For example, cigarette burns cause irreparable damages in Alcantara. Alcantara is prone to pilling. Abrasion causes the fibres to develop into small spherical nodules. If the surface is not too damaged, it can be restored with the COLOURLOCK Sanding Pad (available on Amazon). In case the material is too damaged, it has to be replaced.Please note: it is not possible to remove stains that have penetrated the surface of alcantara and fabrics. Hence, it is important to deal with stains quickly and efficiently.