How to clean and protect Alcantara

Fabrics like Alcantara and Amaretta are ultra-microfibre materials (synthetic materials) which have a surface like suede.

These fabrics should be vacuumed at regular intervals and occasional wiped with a damp cloth. In case of stains and normal dirt, use COLOURLOCK Alcantara & Textile Cleaner. It’s a good cleaner for Alcantara on car and furniture upholstery.

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

Result

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 Leather Cleaning Spirit. 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.

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Don't wait too long before first cleaning!

Alcantara occasionally has the problem of pilling. Watch the video.

Recommended products

  • COLOURLOCK Alcantara & Textile Cleaner 250 ml: For normal cleaning. Sufficient for four seats and more.
  • COLOURLOCK Leather Cleaning Spirit 225 ml: 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.
Leather Sanding Pad
The Leather Sanding Pad is ideal for:  Smoothing rough areas before applying COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh or COLOURLOCK Liquid Leather. Cleaning greasy areas on nubuck and suede. Careful sanding during professional colouring in the workshop. Amount: 1 piece. One pad is sufficient for a complete set of furniture or car interior.; Pack of 5 Application Rub the leather gently with the pad in a circular motion. Avoid gouging and deep scratches. Both faces of the pad can be used. It can be washed out with water.  Before colouring nappa leather, the surfaces should be sanded carefully. Our Leather Sanding Pad is ideal for this step.

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Alcantara & Fabric Cleaner
For the efficient and gentle cleaning of Alcantara, synthetics and natural fibres in upholstery and carpets. Also suitable for all types of synthetic fibre and natural fibre.Amount: 250 ml COLOURLOCK Alcantara & Fabric Cleaner foam dispenser. This is usually sufficient for a complete set of furniture or car interior. ; 500 ml ; 1litreApplication areas: Car Leather, Furniture Leather, Bags & Accessories, Alcantara & TextileFabrics like Alcantara and Amaretta are ultra-microfibre materials (synthetic materials) which have a surface like suede.These fabrics should be vacuumed at regular intervals and occasionally wiped with a damp cloth. COLOURLOCK Alcantara & Fabric Cleaner is ideal for removing dirt and stains from Alcantara car and furniture upholstery.Cleaning big surfaces: Wet the stained surface slightly with COLOURLOCK Alcantara & Fabric Cleaner and immediately wipe gently with a terry cloth. Repeat as necessary.Removing stains: Wet a sponge or a soft brush with some cleaner. Press the foam out of the sponge. Clean the stained area in a circular motion. Then wipe with a damp cloth. Don`t rub too hard or make it too wet. If stains prove difficult to remove, you are advised to consult a professional upholstery cleaner to avoid 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. With larger stains, work from seam to seam.For greasy and waxy stains use COLOURLOCK Leather Cleaning Spirit. Work carefully. Test in a hidden area first.To reduce future soiling and stains, protect the surface with COLOURLOCK Waterproofing for Leather & Textiles. Keep heat away from Alcantara. For example cigarette burns can cause irreparable damage.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 Sanding Pad. But if the material is too badly damaged, it has to be replaced. ApplicationAlways test any products first on a hidden area in case they affect the colour. Spray the area Wipe with terry In case of stains, use a sponge and press cleaning foam Clean the stains circularly with the foam Shake bottle before use. Apply some cleaner on a sponge and press the foam out of it. Clean the surface in a circular motion. If necessary,repeat treatment after drying. Then rub with a slightly moistened cloth.Cleaning of large surfaces: Slightly moisten the soiled surface with the Cleaner and immediately soak up with a terry cloth. Repeat as necessary. Removal of stains: Apply the Cleaner to a sponge or soft brush. Clean the surface in a circular motion. Rub with a slightly moistened cloth.. Do not rub too harshly and do not apply too much liquid. Stains which resist removal should be referred to a professional upholstery cleaner or car valeting service, rather than risking superficial damage by cleaning attempts using products which are too intense.

Content: 250 ml (US$8.40* / 100 ml)

US$21.00*
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Waterproofing Leather & Textile
The Waterproofing Spray is a gentle anti-stain protection for sensitive nubuck and suede leather as well as textiles. Available in 200 ml and 500 ml cans. Areas of application: Garments, shoes, cushions, bags, saddles, tents etc.ApplicationAlways test any products first on a hidden area in case they affect the colour.Spray on a clean and dry surface horizontally, from a distance of approx. 40 cm, thinly and evenly. Allow to dry. For heavily strained surfaces repeat as necessary. It should also be reapplied after cleaning. Apply according to instructions and warnings on the label.Important: The waterproofing will not make absorbent leather fully water-resistant. It increases protection, but the surfaces nevertheless have to be treated gently.
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Content: 200 ml (US$6.60* / 100 ml)

US$13.20*
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