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Fabric Care Codes

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CARE LABEL No: 1 For use on velvet & silk fabrics. Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Do not wash. Do not iron. Dry clean only P 50 Possible shrinkage 3%

CARE LABEL No: 2 For use on viscose/acetate and other fabrics which may Shrink, such as bulky cottons.Protect against sunlight with lining or other shading devices. Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Do not wash, Use warm iron. Dry clean only P 50 Possible shrinkage 3%

CARE LABEL No: 3 For use on printed or dyed cotton and linen fabrics not pigment dyed. Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Washing:- Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Drip dry in the shade without delay. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry. Use warm iron lengthways. Dry cleanable P 50. Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL No: 3A For use on pigment or solid coloured pigment cotton & linen fabrics. Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Warm hand wash. Do not rub or wring. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Drip dry in the shade. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry. Use warm iron lengthways. Do not dry clean X. Possible shrinkage 3%

CARE LABEL No: 3M For use on cotton with metallic print. Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Warm hand wash in synthetic detergent which does not contain enzymes or perborate. Do not bleach. Do not soak. Do not rub or wring. Drip dry in the shade. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry. Warm iron under dry cloth. Do not dry clean X. Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL No: 4 For use on polyester/cotton, polyester mixture & polyester fabrics, woven or knitted. Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not rub or wring. Drip dry in shade. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to damp dry immediately. Use warm iron. Dry cleanable P 50. Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL No: 5 For use on acrylic and modacrylic fabrics.Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not rub or wring. Do not tumble dry after washing. Drip dry in shade for best results hang curtains by their hooks to damp dry and rehang immediately. Cool iron if required. Do not steam iron. Dry cleanable P 50. No steam pressing. Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL No: 6 Coated Fabrics Dry clean or Wash. For use on acrylic foam backed fabrics and flock coated fabrics of both man-made fibres and cotton. Regular care will minimise the need for additional cleaning. Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Always exercise caution when spot cleaning. Test cleaning o non-exposed surface. Avoid excessive rubbing and abrasion. Remove hooks rings and trims before cleaning. CLEANING POSSIBLE SHRINKAGE 3% Drycleaning: Use specialist curtain drycleaners as recognised by the Soft Furnishings Industry Association of Australia Inc. For perchlorethylene. Solvent temperature 18 - 20o C, no moisture, gently cycle, moderate (approx 50% capacity) loading minimise mechanical action. One bath Drycleaning Procedure: 3 minutes passing through the filter, reduced mechanical action, 2 minutes drain to tank or still, 2 minutes extract to tank or still. Two Stage Drying Procedure: 25 minutes drying at 55o C, then 6 minutes drying at 35o C. Deodorise 6 minutes or until curtains are cool. For white Spirit or Hydrocarbon. Standard Drycleaning practices are appropriate. Hang curtains upon removal from machine. Do not iron/press coated side. Warm iron/press on fabric side only. Washing: Curtains are heavy when wet. Professional we cleaning recommended. DO NOT WASH IN DOMESTIC WASHING MACHINE. Hand wash in cool to warm water (max 40o C) Mild detergents such as wool mixes are recommended. Do not bleach, soak, rub or wring. Drip dry in shade. Do not tumble dry. Hang curtains by their hooks to avoid coated sides touching. Do not use pegs. Do not fold curtains over clothes lines. Do not iron/press coated sides. Worm iron/press on fabric side only. *For detailed code of practice for cleaning coated fabrics. Drycleaners are encouraged to contact the DIA.

CARE LABEL No: 6D For use on acrylic foam backed fabrics & flock coated fabrics of both man-made fibres & cotton.Regular care will minimize the need for additional cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Spot cleaning: Always exercise caution when spot cleaning. Test cleaning on non-exposed surface. Avoid excessive rubbing & abrasion. Cleaning Washing: DO NOT WASH. Drycleaning: Dryclean only. Use specialist curtain drycleaner, as recognised by the Soft Furnishing Industry Association of Australia Inc. Remove Hooks, rings & trims before cleaning. For perchlorethylene Solvent temperature 18 - 20o C No moisture gently cycle moderate loading to minimise mechanical action. One Bath Drycleaning Procedure: 3 minute passing through the filter, reduce mechanical action, 2 minutes drain to tank or still, 2 minutes extract to tank or still. Two Stage Drycleaning procedure: 25 minutes drying at 55o C, then 6 minutes drying at 35o C. Deodorise 6 minutes or until curtains are cool. For white spirit or hydrocarbon: Standard Drycleaning practices are appropriate. Hang curtains upon removal from machine. Do not Iron/press coated sides. Warm Iron/press on fabric side only. *For detailed code of practice for cleaning coated fabrics, drycleaners are encouraged to contact the DIA.

CARE LABEL No: 6M For use on acrylic foam backed fabrics with metallic print. Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Regularly gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Do not soak. Do not Bleach. Do not rub or wring. Do not use soap. Warm hand wash in synthetic detergent. Warm rinse. Do not tumble dry. Do not use pegs or fold over clothesline. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry Avoid wet coated sides touching. Cool iron lengthways over dry cloth on fabric side. Dry cleanable P 30. Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL No: 6W For use on acrylic foam backed fabrics and flock coated fabrics of both man-made fibres and cotton.Regular care will minimize the need for additional cleaning. Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Always exercising caution when spot cleaning. Test cleaning on non exposed surface. Avoid excessive rubbing and abrasion. Cleaning Washing: Possible shrinkage 3% Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning. Curtains are heavy when wet. Professional wet cleaning recommended. DO NOT CLEAN IN DOMESTIC WASHING MACHINE! Hand wash in cool-to-warm (Max 40o C). Mild detergents, such as wool mixes are recommended. Do not bleach, soak, rub or wring. Drip dry in shade. Do not tumble dry. Hang curtains by their hooks to avoid coated sides touching. Do not use pegs. Do not fold curtains over clothes line. Do not iron/press coated side. Warm iron/press on fabric side only. Drycleaning: DO NOT DRYCLEAN.

CARE LABEL No: 7 For use on fabrics where dry cleaning is not recommended or for some acrylic mixtures & polypropylene blends which cannot be dry cleaned. Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not rub, wring or tumble dry. Drip dry in shade. For best results hand curtains by their hooks to dry. Use cool iron. Do not steam iron. Do not dry clean X. Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL No: 7F For use on flock type fabrics such as plush velvets. Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Regularly vacuum with appropriate attachment. Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not rub or wring. Do not tumble dry. Drip dry in shade. Cool iron on reverse side of the fabric. Do not steam. Do not dry clean X. Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL No: 8 For use on woollen fabrics particularly scrims, woollen fabrics must be protected against sunlight with lining and /or other shading device. Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Regularly vacuum with appropriate attachment. Do not wash. Dry clean only P 50. Reduce load & tumble dry at 55 degrees. Cool iron may be used Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL No: 9 For use on pigment fabrics which may be washed or dry cleaned. Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Regularly vacuum with appropriate attachment. Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not rub or wring. Do not tumble dry. Drip dry in shade. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry. Do not use hot iron. Warm iron lengthways. Dry cleaning recommended P 50. Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL No: 9A For use on pigment dyed fabrics which may be washed Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Regularly vacuum with appropriate attachment. Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not rub or wring. Do not tumble dry. Drip dry in shade. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry. Do not use hot iron. Warm iron lengthways. Do not dry clean X Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL No: 9 Special. For use on pelmets blinds & upholstered furnishing items. Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Do not wash Do not dry clean X. Test in inconspicuous area before spot cleaning with appropriate cleaner. 

CARE LABEL No: 10. For use on pigment dyed fabrics which cannot be washed Remove hooks rings % trims before cleaning regularly gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Do not wash. Dry clean only P 30. Warm iron. Possible shrinkage 3%.

 

UPHOLSTERY LABELS

UPHOLSTERY LABEL No: 1U. PILE FABRIC - 1U
REGULAR CARE: Protect from direct sunlight. Vacuum regularly using low suction. Rotate reversible cushions regularly. CLEANING: Do not remove cushion covers for separate cleaning or washing, even though they may have zippers. Shampoo clean using upholstery shampoo. Do not use dishwashing or laundry detergents. Do not wet filling. Do not scrub with stiff brush. Gently vacuum to restore pile. Dry in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. OR Clean with hot water extraction machine (HOT). Professional cleaning recommended. Use only upholstery detergent. Do not wet filling. Gently vacuum to restore pile. Dry in shade away from heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use OR Clean using on-site dry cleaning machine (P). Professional cleaning recommended. Do not wet filling with solvent. Exhaust solvent outside building. Allow to dry before re-use. SPOT CLEANING: Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface of the fabric. Apply preparatory cleaning agents strictly according to instructions to remove the residue of the spill. Do not saturate the fabric or interior with water or other cleaning. Liquids. May be spot cleaned with dry cleaning solvent.

UPHOLSTERY LABEL No: 3U. NON PIL FABRIC - 3U
REGULAR CLEAN: Protect from direct sunlight. Vacuum regularly using low suction. Rotate reversible cushions regularly. CLEANING: Do not remove cushion covers for separate cleaning or washing. Even though they may have zippers. Shampoo clean using upholstery shampoo. Do not use dishwashing or laundry detergent. Do not wet filling. Do not scrub with stiff brush. Gently vacuum to restore pile. Dry in shade away fro direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. OR Clean using on-site dry cleaning machine (P). Professional cleaning recommended. Do not wet filling with solvent. Exhaust solvent outside building. Allow to dry before re-use. SPOT CLEANING: Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface of the fabric. Apply proprietary cleaning agents strictly according to instructions to remove the residue of the spill. Do not saturate the fabric or interior with water or other cleaning liquids. May be spot cleaned with dry cleaning solvent.

UPHOLSTERY LABEL No: 4U. NON PILE FABRIC SOIL RESISTANT TREATED - 4U
REGULAR CARE: Protect from direct sunlight. Vacuum regularly using low suction. Rotate reversible cushions regularly. CLEANING: Do not remove cushion covers for separate cleaning or washing even though they may have zippers clean with hot water extraction machine (hot) professional cleaning recommended. Use only upholstery detergent do not wet filling, dry in shade away from heat allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. OR Clean using on-site dry cleaning machine (P) Professional cleaning recommended do not wet filling with solvent, exhaust solvent outside building allow to dry before re-use. Re-application of soil-resist treatment may be necessary. SPOT CLEANING: Treat spills and stains as son as possible gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface of the fabric, apply proprietary cleaning agents strictly according to instructions to remove the residue of the spill. Do not saturate the fabric or interior with water or other cleaning liquids may be spot cleaned with dry cleaning solvent. WARNING: This fabric has been treated with a soil resistant finish do not shampoo clean. Do not apply a further treatment until necessary.

UPHOLSTERY LABEL No: 5U. CARE LABEL CHINTZ OR MOIRE - 5U
REGULAR CARE: Protect from direct sunlight. Vacuum regularly using low suction. Rotate reversible cushions regularly. CLEANING: Do not remove cushion cavers for separate cleaning or washing, even though they may have zippers. Do not clean with hot water extraction machine. Do not sponge with water. May be cleaned with dry powder cleaner. Sprinkle powder over fabric. Spread powder to ensure uniform coverage. Allow powder to stand for recommended period. Vacuum powder from fabric with gentle suction. OR On-site dry cleaning recommended (P). SPOT CLEANING: Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface of the fabric. Spot clean with dry cleaning solvent or dry powder cleaner. Do not sponge with water or detergent solution.

UPHOLSTERY LABEL No: 6U. PLASTIC OR PLASTIC COATED - 6U
REGULAR CARE: Protect from direct sunlight. CLEANING: Wipe with clean cloth dampened with mild detergent solution. Do not use abrasive powder or paste cleaners. Do not wet excessively. A soft bristly brush may be used to remove ingrained soil. Avoid scratching by gently brushing. Wipe with a clean cloth dampened with water to remove residue detergent dry in shade away from direct heat do not clean with hot water extraction machine. Do not clean with on site cleaning machine. SPOT CLEANING: Clean as above persistent marks may need a mild detergent. First check the effect of any detergent on a hidden area of the cover.

UPHOLSTERY LABEL No: 8U. LOOSE COVERS - 8U WASHABLE AND DRY CLEANABLE
REGULAR CARE: Protect from direct sunlight. Vacuum regularly using low suction. Rotate reversible cushions regularly. CLEANING: Clean using on-site dry cleaning machine (P). Professional cleaning recommended. Do not wet filling with solvent. Do not scrub with stiff brush. Exhaust solvent vapour outside building. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. OR Gently machine wash. Do not use soap. Wash in synthetic detergent. Warm rinse well. Normal spin. Do not wring. Dry flat in shade away from direct heat. Warm iron. Dry cleanable (P) 60. May be shampoo cleaned using upholstery shampoo. Do not wet filling. Gently vacuum to restore pile. Dry in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. SPOT CLEANING: Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface of the fabric.

UPHOLSTERY LABEL No: 9U. LOOSE COVERS DRY CLEANABLE - 9U
REGULAR CARE: Protect from direct sunlight. Vacuum regularly using low suction. Rotate reversible cushions regularly. CLEANING: May be shampoo cleaned using upholstery shampoo. Do not wet filling. Do not scrub with stiff brush. Gently vacuum to restore pile in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. Do not iron. Do not steam finish. Dry Cleanable (P) 60. OR Do not wash. Clean with hot water extraction machine (HOT). Professional cleaning recommended. Use only upholstery detergent. Do not wet filling. Gently vacuum to restore pile. Dry in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. Do not iron. Do not steam finish. OR Clean with an on-site dry cleaning machine (P). Professional cleaning recommended. Do not wet filling with solvent. Exhaust solvent vapour outside building. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. Do not iron. Do not steam finish. SPOT CLEANING: Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface of the fabric. Apply proprietary cleaning agents strictly according to instructions to remove the residue of the spill. Do not saturate the fabric or interior with water or other cleaning liquids. May be spot cleaned with dry cleaning solvent.

UPHOLSTERY LABEL No: 10U. LOOSE COVERS NEITHER WASHABLE OR DRYCLEANABLE - 10U
REGULAR CARE: Protect from direct sunlight. Vacuum regularly using low suction. Rotate reversible cushions regularly. CLEANING: Clean using on-site dry cleaning machine (P). Professional cleaning recommended. Do not wet filling with solvent. Exhaust solvent vapour outside building. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. OR May be shampoo cleaned using upholstery shampoo. Do not wet filling. Do not scrub with stiff brush. Dry in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. OR Do not use cushion covers for separate cleaning, even though they may have zippers. Do not wash. Do not dry clean. Clean with hot water extraction machine (HOT) professional cleaning recommended. Use only upholstery detergent. Do not wet filling. Dry in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. SPOT CLEANING: Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface of the fabric. Apply proprietary cleaning agents strictly according to instructions to remove the residue of the soil. Do not saturate the fabric or interior with water or other cleaning liquids may be spot cleaned with dry cleaning solvent.

UPHOLSTERY LABEL No: 11U. UPHOLSTERY LAVEL - 11Uc
For fabrics which are not Dry Cleanable. For cotton fabrics dyed or printed with pigments. For polypropylene fabrics. NO NOT DRY CLEAN X Do not remove cushion covers for separate cleaning or washing even through they may have zippers. Shampoo clean using upholstery shampoo. Do not use dishwashing or laundry detergents. Do not wet filling. Do not scrub with stiff brush. Dry in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. OR Professional cleaning recommended. Clean with hot water extraction machine. Use only upholstery detergent. Do not wet filling. Dry in shade away from direct heat. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use.