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Cleaning Upholstery

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General Instructions

Many MityLite upholstered chairs resist oil and water-based stains, however; you should still clean up spills and stains right away.

  • Quickly blot up stain or spills with an absorbent cloth. Be careful not to rub the stain deeper into the fabric.
  • If the stain cannot be removed completely by blotting, use the appropriate spot cleaning technique according to the chart below. Always test treatments on a hidden area first to make certain the fabric and color will not be damaged.
  • If a spill is solid or semi-solid (like butter or ketchup), remove the excess by gently lifting it with a dull knife.

Cleanability Code

Your furniture may be labeled with an industry cleanability code. The code is as follows:

  • W: Use only water based cleaning agents or foam. Mix 2 tablespoons ammonia or ammoniated detergent, such as Ajax™ liquid, to 1 quart of water. Wipe the stain gently with a cloth dampened with this solution. Continue, turning the cloth so you’re always using a clean portion.
  • S: Use only mild, pure, water-free dry cleaning solvents, such as Energine™ or Carbona™. Wet a cloth with the spot cleaner and follow the same procedure as described above.
  • WS: Either of the above methods may be used.
  • X: Clean fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to remove soil. Do not use liquid agents of any type.