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Upholstery Care Labels

(WCAA)


  Care Label 1U - Pile Fabrics: Chenilles and Velvets

Regular Care (weekly): Protect from direct sunlight. Keep away from direct heat sources. Vacuum regularly using low suction. Rotate reversible cushions regularly.

Cleaning: Do not remove cushion covers for separate cleaning or washing, even though they may have zippers. Professional cleaning recommended. Shampoo clean using upholstery shampoo. Do not use dishwashing or laundry detergents. Do not wet filling. Do not scrub with stiff brush. Gently vacuum to restore pile. Dry in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. OR Clean with hot water extraction machine (HOT). Use only upholstery detergent. Do not wet filling. Gently vacuum to restore pile. Dry in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. OR Clean using on-site dry cleaning machine ℗. Do not wet filling with solvent. Exhaust solvent outside building. Allow to dry before re-use.

Spot Cleaning: Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface of the fabric. Apply proprietary cleaning agents strictly according to instructions to remove the residue of the spill. Do not saturate the fabric or interior with water or other cleaning liquids. May be spot cleaned with dry cleaning solvent. Annual professional cleaning recommended.

Pilling: Can occur occasionally from normal daily wear depending on environment, humidity etc. Pills can also be transferred from certain clothing types. Fibre pills should not be considered as a fault and can be removed by a pilling tool available from most soft furnishing suppliers.

Dye transfer from blue jeans and other items of clothing can stain the surface of light coloured fabrics. Treat all stains promptly as per Spot Cleaning instructions. If dye stain is allowed to penetrate the surface, it may be impossible to remove.

  Care Label 3U - Non Pile Fabrics: Flat Wovens and Jacquards

Regular Care (weekly): Protect from direct sunlight. Keep away from direct heat sources. Vacuum regularly using low suction. Rotate reversible cushions regularly.

Cleaning: Do not remove cushion covers for separate cleaning or washing, even though they may have zippers. Professional cleaning recommended. Shampoo clean using upholstery shampoo. Do not use dishwashing or laundry detergents. Do not wet filling. Do not scrub with stiff brush. Dry in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. OR Clean with hot water extraction machine (HOT). Use only upholstery detergent. Do not wet filling. Dry in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. OR Clean using on-site dry cleaning machine ℗. Do not wet filling with solvent. Exhaust solvent outside building. Allow to dry before re-use.

Spot Cleaning: Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface of the fabric. Apply proprietary cleaning agents strictly according to instructions to remove the residue of the spill. Do not saturate the fabric or interior with water or other cleaning liquids. May be spot cleaned with dry cleaning solvent. Annual professional cleaning recommended.

Pilling: Can occur occasionally from normal daily wear depending on environment, humidity etc. Pills can also be transferred from certain clothing types. Fibre pills should not be considered as a fault and can be removed by a pilling tool available from most soft furnishing suppliers.

Dye transfer from blue jeans and other items of clothing can stain the surface of light coloured fabrics. Treat all stains promptly as per Spot Cleaning instructions. If dye stain is allowed to penetrate the surface, it may be impossible to remove.

  Care Label 4U - Non Pile Fabric Soil Resistant Treated

Regular Care (weekly): Protect from direct sunlight. Vacuum regularly using low suction. Rotate reversible cushions regularly.

Cleaning: Do not remove cushion covers for separate cleaning or washing even though they may have zippers. Professional cleaning recommended. Clean with hot water extraction machine (HOT). Do not wet filling. Dry in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. OR Clean using on-site dry cleaning machine ℗. Do not wet filling with solvent. Exhaust solvent outside building. Allow to dry before re-use. Re-application of soil-resist treatment may be necessary.

Spot Cleaning: Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface of the fabric. Apply proprietary cleaning agents strictly according to instructions to remove the residue of the spill. Do not saturate the fabric or interior with water or other cleaning liquids. May be spot cleaned with dry cleaning solvent. Annual professional cleaning recommended.
Warning: This fabric has been treated with a soil resistant finish. Additional applications of stain repellent treatments may affect the performance of pre-treated fabrics. Please test on an inconspicuous area before applying. Do not apply a further treatment until necessary.

Pilling: Can occur occasionally from normal daily wear depending on environment, humidity etc. Pills can also be transferred from certain clothing types. Fibre pills should not be considered as a fault and can be removed by a pilling tool available from most soft furnishing suppliers.

Dye transfer from blue jeans and other items of clothing can stain the surface of light coloured fabrics. Treat all stains promptly as per Spot Cleaning instructions. If dye stain is allowed to penetrate the surface, it may be impossible to remove.

  Care Label Zest Vinyl (PVC) – Bleach Cleanable

Regular Care: Protect from direct sunlight. Keep at a minimum of 30cm away from direct heat source. Routinely vacuum (weekly) using low suction soft brush attachment.

Cleaning: To clean, wipe with a clean colourfast cloth dampened with mild soap and clean water. To remove residual cleaning product, wipe with a clean cloth dampened with water. Do not wet excessively. Dry in shade away from direct heat. A soft bristle brush may be used to remove ingrained soil. Avoid scratching by gentle brushing. Do not use abrasive powder or paste cleaners. Do not clean with hot water extraction or dry cleaning machine.

Spot Cleaning: Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface. Use a 50:50 solution of Methylated Spirits and water. Pre-test cleanability on inconspicuous area. Rub the affected area gently and follow with warm soapy water to remove residue.

Bleach Cleaning / Disinfection: Mix 5% of Household Bleach with 95% water. Pre-test cleanability on inconspicuous area. Gently rub to clean the affected area. Within ten minutes, rinse and wipe with a clean damp cloth to remove residues and repeat to ensure all excess Bleach is removed.
Warning: Make sure to wear gloves when handling Bleach. Never put pure Bleach onto vinyl furniture as this will cause damage. Do not use concentrated detergents, silicon or petroleum based cleaners.

Dye transfer from blue jeans and other items of clothing can stain the surface of light coloured vinyls. Treat all stains promptly as per Spot Cleaning instructions. If dye stain is allowed to penetrate the vinyl, it may be impossible to remove.

For persistent marks seek professional advice.

  Care Label Vinyl (PVC)

Regular Care: Protect from direct sunlight. Keep at a minimum of 30cm away from direct heat source. Routinely vacuum (weekly) using low suction soft brush attachment.

Cleaning: To clean, wipe with a clean colourfast cloth dampened with mild soap and clean water. To remove residual cleaning product, wipe with a clean cloth dampened with water. Do not wet excessively. Dry in shade away from direct heat. A soft bristle brush may be used to remove ingrained soil. Avoid scratching by gentle brushing. Do not use abrasive powder or paste cleaners. Do not clean with hot water extraction or dry cleaning machine.

Spot Cleaning: Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface. Use a 50:50 solution of Methylated Spirits and water. Pre-test cleanability on inconspicuous area. Rub the affected area gently and follow with warm soapy water to remove residue.
Warning: Do not use concentrated detergents, silicon or petroleum based cleaners.

Dye transfer from blue jeans and other items of clothing can stain the surface of light coloured vinyls. Treat all stains promptly as per Spot Cleaning instructions. If dye stain is allowed to penetrate the vinyl, it may be impossible to remove.

For persistent marks seek professional advice.

Drapery Care Labels

(WCAA)


   Drapery Care Label 3 - For use on Printed or Dyed Cotton and Linen Fabrics not Pigment Dyed

Cleaning: Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning. Pre-test cleanability on inconspicuous area.

Washing: Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Drip dry in the shade without delay. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry. Use warm iron lengthways. Dry cleanable ℗50. Possible shrinkage 3%.

  Drapery Care Label 3A - For use on Pigment Coloured Cotton and Linen Fabrics

Cleaning: Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning.

Washing: Warm hand wash. Do not rub or wring. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Drip dry in the shade. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry. Use warm iron lengthways. Do not dry clean . Possible shrinkage 3%.

  Drapery Care Label 4 - For use on Polyester / Cotton, Polyester Mixture and Polyester Fabrics, Woven or   Knitted

Cleaning: Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning.

Washing: Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not rub or wring. Drip dry in shade. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to damp dry immediately. Use warm iron. Dry cleanable ℗50. Possible shrinkage 3%.

  Drapery Care Label 6 - Coated Fabrics Dry Clean Only. For use on Acrylic Foam Backed Fabrics and Flock   Coated Fabrics of both Man-Made Fibres and Cotton

Cleaning: Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning. Pre-test cleanability on inconspicuous area.
Cleaning – possible shrinkage 3%.

Dry Cleaning: Use specialist curtain dry cleaners.

For Perchlorethylene: Solvent temperature 18 - 20⁰C, no moisture, gently cycle, moderate (approx 50% capacity) loading to minimise mechanical action.

One Bath Dry Cleaning Procedure: 3 minutes passing through the filter, reduced mechanical action, 2 minutes drain to tank or still, 2 minutes extract to tank or still.

Two Stage Drying Procedure: 25 minutes drying at 55⁰C, then 6 minutes drying at 35⁰C. Deodorise 6 minutes or until curtains are cool.

For White Spirit or Hydrocarbon: Standard Dry cleaning practices are appropriate. Hang curtains upon removal from machine. Do not iron/press coated side. Warm iron/press on fabric side only.

Washing: Curtains are heavy when wet. Professional wet cleaning recommended. DO NOT WASH IN DOMESTIC WASHING MACHINE. Hand wash in cool to warm water (max 40⁰C). Mild detergents such as wool mixes are recommended. Do not bleach, soak, rub or wring. Drip dry in shade. Do not tumble dry. Hang curtains by their hooks to avoid coated sides touching. Do not use pegs. Do not fold curtains over clothes lines. Do not iron/press coated sides. Warm iron/press on fabric side only.

  Drapery Care Label 6D - Coated Fabrics Dry Clean Only. For use on Acrylic Foam Backed Fabrics and Flock   Coated Fabrics of both Man-Made Fibres and Cotton

Cleaning: Do Not Wash. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment.

Spot Cleaning: Always exercise caution when spot cleaning. Pre-test cleanability on inconspicuous area. Avoid excessive rubbing and abrasion.

Dry Cleaning: Dry clean only. Use specialist curtain dry cleaner. Remove Hooks, rings and trims before cleaning.

For Perchlorethyene Solvent:Temperature 18 - 20⁰C. No moisture gently cycle moderate loading to minimise mechanical action.

One Bath Dry Cleaning Procedure: 3 minute passing through the filter, reduce mechanical action, 2 minutes drain to tank or still, 2 minutes extract to tank or still.

Two Stage Dry Cleaning Procedure: 25 minutes drying at 55⁰C, then 6 minutes drying at 35⁰C. Deodorise 6 minutes or until curtains are cool.

For White Spirit or Hydrocarbon: Standard Dry cleaning practices are appropriate. Hang curtains upon removal from machine. Do not Iron/press coated sides. Warm Iron/press on fabric side only.

  Drapery Care Label 6W – Coated Fabrics Hand Wash Only. For use on Acrylic Foam Backed Fabrics and Flock   Coated Fabrics of both Man-Made Fibres and Cotton.

Cleaning: Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Pre-test cleanability on inconspicuous area.

Washing: Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning. Professional wet cleaning recommended. DO NOT CLEAN IN DOMESTIC WASHING MACHINE. Hand wash in cool-to-warm water (Max 40⁰C). Mild detergents, such as wool mixes are recommended. Do not bleach, soak, rub or wring. Drip dry in shade. Do not tumble dry. Hang curtains by their hooks to avoid coated sides touching. Do not use pegs. Do not fold curtains over clothes line. Do not iron/press coated side. Warm iron/press on fabric side only. Possible shrinkage 3%.

Dry Cleaning: DO NOT DRY CLEAN.

  Drapery Care Label 9 - For use on Pigment Fabrics which may be Washed or Dry Cleaned.

Cleaning: Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning. Pre-test cleanability on inconspicuous area.

Washing: Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not rub or wring. Do not tumble dry. Drip dry in shade. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry. Do not use hot iron. Warm iron lengthways. Dry cleaning recommended ℗50. Possible shrinkage 3%.

  Drapery Care Label 11 - For use on Silicon Coated Fabrics

Cleaning: Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning. Pre-test cleanability on inconspicuous area.

Washing: Cool to warm water (max 40⁰C). Mild detergent such as wool mixes recommended. Do not bleach, soak, rub or wring. Drip dry in the shade. Do not tumble dry. Hang curtains by their hooks to avoid coated sides touching. Do not use pegs. Do not fold curtains over clothes lines. Do not iron coated sides. Warm iron on fabric side only.
Do not dryclean . Wash only. Warm Iron. Possible shrinkage 3%.

 

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