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Fabric Structure Stretch Knit Care and Handling

Fabric Structure Stretch Knit Care and Handling

 

General Fabric Handling

  • Handle fabric in a clean area with clean hands.  Products come with a drop cloth and white gloves for use during installation and dismantle.
  • Never put fabric away while it is damp.
  • Zip fabric cover and fold small enough to fit into nylon storage bag.  Keep storage bag for future use.
  • If fabric becomes wrinkled, use Skyline Fabric Steamer or cool iron on opposite side of graphic.

 

Helpful Stain Treatment Hints

  • Treat stains as soon as possible for best results.
  • Try removing stains with water alone before using cleaning products, as cleaning products can sometimes leave a residue or help the stain to set in.
  • If possible, remove fabric from frame before beginning treatment.  Marking the stain with a piece of tape while it is on the frame will make it easier to find it after fabric is removed.
  • When possible, treat from the back side of the stain, especially when caused by oil.

 

Stain Treatment

  • Remove as much built up staining material as possible.  Tape is recommended for loose, dry material such as dirt.
  • When using water alone, apply it to the back side of the stain and dab material from the back while stretching fabric.  Use minimal amounts of water so as not to cause water stains or make the stain area larger.
  • Using a white cloth, dab stained area from the outside edges inward to avoid spreading the stain.
  • When using a cleaning agent, be sure to rinse the area thoroughly with water to prevent residue stains.

 

Washing or Dry Cleaning vs. Spot Cleaning

·         If fabric does not have magnet, extrusions or other hardware attached it can be dry cleaned or machine washed using mild soap and cool heat or no heat to dry. (zippers and grommets are acceptable to wash). An industrial washing machine may be necessary for large size fabric.

·         Fabric and liners if applicable must be completely dry before packaging.

 

Warning: Washing in warm to hot water, or using warm to hot heat, can cause the fabric to shrink. Fabric can develop mold if packaged damp.

 

The grid below reflects our recommendations based upon testing of 13 cleaning products on dirt, grease, oil and ink.

            

GUIDE FOR USE WITH STRETCH KNIT FABRIC STRUCTURE GRAPHIC COVERS

Any Spot – Start with

Dirt and Grease

Oil*

Ink

Any Spot – Start with

Dirt and Grease

Oil*

Ink

                        

* For best results, treat oil from the back side of the stain.


No expressed or implied warranty is intended. This information is provided to assist you with the care and maintenance of your trade show fabric structure.  We will not  warrant against the staining of your fabric product or inability to remove stains should they occur. We in no way endorses one cleaning product over another. The grid provided merely reflects of test results.

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