Cleaning

Cleaning

The following cleaning codes and maintenance recommendations apply to the textile only. Special finishes, flame resistant treatments or moisture barriers added to the product may change the textile’s cleaning code and cleanability.

Prior to cleaning, always pre-test first in an inconspicuous area. Do not saturate the textile as the upholstery filling materials may damage.

Cleaning Codes

W | Water -based cleaners

Consult a professional prior to cleaning. For ordinary cleaning, use mild soap and water. Rub gently and rinse with water-dampened cloth. Rinse with water dampened cloth to remove cleaner concentration. Kindly spot test an area before cleaning.

W (Privacy Curtains) | Water -based cleaners.

Consult a professional prior to cleaning. Washable to 160*. Pre-test one panel before processing entire lot. When washing, process as ordinary colored fabric, temperature not to exceed 160* F. Wash only with like material. Do not use caustic soap or bleach. Do not put through a mangler. Promptly remove from dryer. If necessary, light touch up with a hand iron (275* F maximum) is suitable. Avoid prolonged contact with heat.

W (Wallcovering) | Water-based cleaners

Clean with a soft, white cloth with soap and water or a mild, non-abrasive cleaner.

WS (Woven and Non-Woven Upholstery) | Water-based and/or Solvent-based cleaners.

Consult a professional prior to cleaning. For ordinary cleaning, use mild soap and water. For more severe soiling, remove promptly with a non-abrasive cleaner. Gently lift any remaining spill to avoid further staining. Rub gently and rinse with water dampened cloth to remove cleaner concentration. Kindly spot test an area before cleaning.

WS (Non-Woven Write-Off and Permablok Upholstery) | Water-based and/or Solvent-based cleaners.

Consult a professional prior to cleaning. For ordinary cleaning, use mild soap and water. For more severe soiling, remove promptly with a non-abrasive cleaner. Rub gently and rinse with water-dampened cloth. May also be cleaned alcohol –based cleaners. Rinse with water dampened cloth to remove cleaner concentration. Kindly spot test an area before cleaning.

WS (Crypton Woven Upholstery) | Water-based and/or Solvent-based cleaners.

Consult a professional prior to cleaning. For ordinary cleaning, use mild soap and water. For more severe soiling, extraction-method cleaning may be used. Rinse with water dampened cloth to remove cleaner concentration. Kindly spot test an area before cleaning. Extraction cleaning method may be used for heavy stains.

S (Woven Upholstery) | Solvent-based cleaners.
 

Consult a professional prior to cleaning. Frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Be careful not to create any abrasions or blemishes. Follow the instructions carefully when using a solvent or dry cleaning product. Clean only in a well-ventilated area. Clean with a dry cleaning solvent, which should be evenly dispersed and immediately absorbed/vacuumed. Do not apply large amounts of solvent that could penetrate the fabric down to the foam/padding as the solvent may damage or dissolve the filling.

S (Drapery and Wool Content) | Solvent -based cleaners

Professional Dry Cleaning only.
 

S (Upholstery) | Solvent -based cleaners.

Consult a professional prior to cleaning. Frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Be careful not to create any abrasions or blemishes. Follow the instructions carefully when using a solvent or dry cleaning product. Clean only in a well-ventilated area. Clean with a dry cleaning solvent, which should be evenly dispersed and immediately absorbed/vacuumed. Do not apply large amounts of solvent that could penetrate the fabric down to the foam/padding as the solvent may damage or dissolve the filling.

X (Leather) | Do not clean with water or solvent -based cleaners.

Consult a professional prior to cleaning. If a spill or stain should occur, blot immediately with a clean, absorbent cloth or sponge. Do not rub with force or pressure. 
 

Disposable (DRx Privacy Curtains)
 

Disposable. Recyclable. Please follow proper procedures when curtain has been exposed to infectious diseases.


Healthcare Cleaners 

Architex conducts their performance fabric cleaning testing under the four umbrellas of healthcare cleaner families and does not test by individual cleaner. To note, all Architex healthcare cleaner family testing is conducted in a lab with proper ratios and proper cleaning methods (including a water rinse) which may not necessarily reflect day to day maintenance within a facility. Before selecting any fabric, please determine what healthcare cleaner family is utilized within the facility. Architex International is not responsible for determining the healthcare cleaner family of a given cleaner brand.


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