One of the best ways to keep Hikaron fabrics looking good and to delay deep or vigorous cleaning is to properly maintain the fabrics. This can be accomplished by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics, wiping up spills as soon as they occur or spot cleaning soon after stains occur.
Apply a cleaning solution with a sponge or very soft bristle to the fabric. Rinse with clear water to remove any residue.
Blot excess moisture (no rub) with a clean, dry cloth or sponge and allow time to air dry. Repeat as necessary until the stain is gone.
Some stubborn stains may require extra efforts with cleaning brush or toothbrush. Never use stiff bristles or wire brushes, as they may damage the fabrics. To prevent dirt to build up, frequent vacuuming is recommended.
Remember to always rinse with clear water to remove all soap residue. Remaining residue attracts dirt, and fabrics will get dirty again much more quickly.
Some removable casings can be washed in the washing machine, however it is recommended to consult the furniture manufacturer before removing the casings. To wash, close all zippers and machine wash in cold water, delicate cycle mode with mild laundry detergent. Allow fabrics to air dry.
Apply an absorbent such as corn starch or baking powder directly on the oil-based stain. Leave it for 10 minutes and remove the residue using a straight edge or ruler. Try not to press it into the fabrics. Dip a toothbrush in a tiny amount of dish soap or detergent and, with a very light hand, clean the stain. Blot it with dry cloth to pick up the soapy deposit and air dry.
*Do not wipe off oil stain from upholstery as it causes the stain to spread and smear