How to clean and protect Alcantara
Stains in fabric
Spray the area
Wipe with terry
In case of stains, use a sponge and press cleaning foam
Clean the stains circularly with the foam
Cleaning big surfaces: Wet the stained surface slightly with Alcantara & Textile Cleaner and immediately wipe gently with a terry cloth. Repeat if necessary.
Removing stains: Wet a sponge or a soft brush with some cleaner. Press foam out of the sponge. Clean the stained area in a circular motion. Then wipe with a damp cloth. Don`t rub too hard! Do not make it too wet! When stains can’t be removed, ask a professional upholstery cleaner before damaging the material.
Fresh stains should be absorbed immediately with an absorbent, clean cloth. Either dab or work from outside of the stain to the centre. Do not rub too hard. In case of big stains, work from seam to seam.
For greasy and waxy stains use COLOURLOCK Degreaser. Work carefully. Test in a hidden area first.
To reduce future soiling and stains, protect the surface with COLOURLOCK Waterproofing for Leather & Textiles. Heat should be kept away from Alcantara.
For example cigarette burns cause irreparable damages in Alcantara.
Alcantara is prone to pilling. Abrasion causes the fibres to develop into small spherical nodules. If the surface is not too damaged, it can be restored with the COLOURLOCK Leather Sanding Pad (see video). In case the material is too damaged, it has to be replaced.
Burn hole of a cigarette. Cannot be repaired.
Don't wait too long before first cleaning!
Alcantara occasionally has the problem of pilling. Watch the video.
COLOURLOCK Alcantara & Textile Cleaner 250 ml: For normal cleaning. Sufficient for four seats and more.
- COLOURLOCK Degreaser: To clean oily and greasy dirt and stains.
- COLOURLOCK Waterproofing for Leather and Textiles 500 ml: To make the surface water repellent.
- COLOURLOCK Leather Sanding Pad: In case of pilling.