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Care & Maintenance: Textiles

Textiles

JANUS et Cie Textiles speak to our natural love of color, pattern, structure and texture—in the world, in the home and in our wardrobes. Our extensive collection of captivating textiles is designed to allow you to dress furniture and environments with the same variety and personality that you dress yourself! More than 200 fabrics comprise our collection including sumptuous Weatherskin® exterior faux leather. Our outdoor fabrics, ranging from brights to stripes and patterns to solids, are woven from solution dyed acrylic, polyolefin and polypropylene for a surface that resists microbes, soil, abrasion and fading from UV light. The result is perfect for hospitals, hotels, office spaces, and private residences. Our deep stock of textiles allows you to create a distinct and personal, elegant and vibrant interior or exterior setting. JANUS et Cie fabrics do not promote mildew growth; however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. JANUS et Cie fabrics are heat sensitive and will shrink when subjected to excessive heat. Never steam press or machine dry these fabrics.

SOLUTION DYED POLYPROPYLENE FABRIC

JANUS et Cie’s polypropylene fabric is 100% recyclable and produced from non-toxic and hypoallergenic materials, as well as being mold and stain resistant. Polypropylene fabrics should not be ironed or cleaned with bleach.

ROUTINE CARE & MAINTENANCE

  • Vacuum to remove loose dirt.
  • Prepare a cleaning solution of 2 ounces (1/4 cup) mild, pH-neutral soap such as Dawn® per 1 gallon of lukewarm clean water (less than 80°F/30°C), or Use Faron Cleaner (JeC Item #799-90-100-00-00). If using Faron, please follow directions on bottle.
  • Use a sponge to clean.
  • Apply a light mist of cleaning solution as noted above using a spray bottle.
  • Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric.
  • Work the solution into the stain by blotting or lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
  • Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft white towel or sponge.
  • Use a wet vacuum, if available, to remove excess moisture.
  • Repeat these steps until stain is removed.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.

PERIODIC CARE & MAINTENANCE

  • Repeated washings with liquid detergent may reduce the effectiveness of the soil-resistant and waterrepellent qualities, so it may be necessary to reapply a water-repellent finish, such as 303 Hi-Tech Fabric Guard (JeC Item #799-90-301-00-00), or a similar soil-resistant treatment. Always refer to directions from manufacturer.

EXTENSIVE CARE & MAINTENANCE

  • For more stubborn stains, polypropylene fabric can be machine washed with standard detergent and tumbled dry on low.
  • Polypropylene fabric can be dry cleaned as long as Tetrachloroethylene is not used.
  • Following is a guide to help aid you with stain removal for JANUS et Cie textiles and cushions.

 

SOLUTION DYED ACRYLIC, POLYESTER AND POLYOLEFIN TEXTILES

ROUTINE CARE & MAINTENANCE / SPOT CLEANING

  • Vacuum to remove loose dirt.
  • Prepare a cleaning solution of 2 ounces (1/4 cup) mild, pH-neutral soap such as Dawn® per 1 gallon of lukewarm clean water (less than 80°F/30°C), or Use Faron Cleaner (JeC Item #799-90-100-00-00). If using Faron, please follow directions on bottle.
  • Use a sponge to clean.
  • Apply a light mist of cleaning solution as noted above using a spray bottle.
  • Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric.
  • Work the solution into the stain by blotting or lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
  • Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft white towel or sponge.
  • Use a wet vacuum, if available, to remove excess moisture.
  • Repeat these steps until stain is removed.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.
  • Solution dyed acrylic, polyester and polyolefin should never be dry cleaned.

PERIODIC CARE & MAINTENANCE

Repeated washings with liquid detergent or bleach may reduce the effectiveness of the soil-resistant and water-repellent qualities, so it may be necessary to reapply a water-repellent finish, such as 303 Hi-Tech Fabric Guard (JeC Item #799-90-301-00-00), or a similar soil-resistant treatment. Always refer to directions from manufacturer. We offer McMaster® Stainless Steel Wipes (JeC Item #799-30-200-00-00), which clean and offer added protection against rust buildup. Follow instructions on packaging.

EXTENSIVE CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Heavy cleaning for stubborn stains and mildew (Excludes Weatherskin and polypropylene fabrics)

  • Prepare a deep cleaning solution of 8 ounces (1 cup) of bleach and 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of mild, pH-neutral soap such as Dawn® per 1 gallon of clean water.
  • Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Thoroughly yet gently, rub in deep cleaning solution with a soft bristle brush, sponge, or clean towel.
  • It is best to clean the entire surface area of the fabric to avoid water rings and stains.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
  • Allow fabric to air dry in a well ventilated, clean, dry area.
  • If stain and/or mildew persist, bleach quantities may be increased. In some cases, long standing stains may not be completely removable.