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Hekman Upholstery Fabric Cleaning Codes

Hekman Upholstery Fabric Cleaning Codes

The following fabric cleaning codes are found on the back label of Hekman Upholstery Fabric Swatches and in fabric descriptions online at

W = Water Based Cleaners 
Easy to clean. Spot clean with a water-based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner. You can use a brush to agitate the cleaner or even an upholstery attachment on a carpet cleaner. Be careful to avoid over-wetting the stain. Not machine-washable. 

S = Dry Clean Only
You can spot treat stains with a water-free solvent or dry-cleaning product. Use solvent cleaners in a well-ventilated room and keep away from open flames. Avoid using cleaning products containing carbon tetrachloride, as it is highly toxic.

W/S = Combination of Dry Clean and/or Water Based Cleaners 
These fabrics can be spot cleaned with upholstery shampoo, foam from a mild detergent, or a mild dry cleaning solvent. Pre-testing is especially important to determine the right solution. For dirt stains contact a professional to clean fabrics.

X = Vacuuming or Light Brushing Only
These fabrics cannot be cleaned with water or solvent cleaners.

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