Vinyl Care and Cleaning

 

We offer a wide variety of upholstery faux-leather products including Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyurethane (PU), Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO), and Silicone. To protect your investment and get the longest possible use out of your vinyl, it is important to follow the proper cleaning instructions listed in this guide.

NOTE: Failure to follow recommended cleaning instructions will result in voiding any warranty on the product.

 

To add further value, our Endurepel™ Armour performance finish is available on our Challenger PVC and Premier PU products. Endurepel Armour increases the longevity of your vinyl by giving it added cleanability and protection.

Endurepel Armour Performance Finish

Features

Recommended Uses

Eco-Friendly

Residential

Liquid Repellency

Senior's Homes

Easy-Clean Finish

Hospitality

Anti-Microbial

Daycares

Anti-Bacterial

Healthcare Facilities

 

 

 

General Vinyl Care Maintenance Tips

  • Clean vinyl surfaces weekly as part of a regular maintenance schedule

  • Wipe up spills as soon as they occur

  • Clean with soap and water

  • Thoroughly rinse after cleaning with clear water

  • Use a clean, lint-free cloth to dry the area after cleaning

Recommended Cleaning Instructions

  1. Absorb any liquid stains by blotting the vinyl with a clean, absorbent cloth.

  2. Create a solution of 10% mild soap and water. Dampen a soft cloth with the solution and spot clean by gently rubbing the area to remove typical soiling.

  3. Dampen a clean, soft cloth with clear water and wipe the area to remove soap residue. Any residue left by cleaning agents could degrade and shorten the life of the vinyl, as well as affect its appearance if it is not removed.

  4. Use a clean, lint-free cloth to dry the area thoroughly.

    1. Clean stains immediately. The longer a stain is left on the vinyl, the more difficult it is to clean.

    2. Pre-test the cleaning agent or cleaning method in a small, inconspicuous spot to test for damage and/or discoloration BEFORE cleaning the stained area.

    3. Less concentrated cleaning solutions are less damaging than concentrated cleaning solutions.

    4. Remove any solid material on the vinyl before cleaning.

 

 

For Difficult Stains or to Disinfect

(Do not use the following information to clean PU products without a protective coating)

For difficult stains, follow steps 1 – 4 above using a solution of 10% household bleach and 90% water. Dampen a soft cloth with the solution and gently rub the affected area.

Other harsher cleaners, including peroxide and quat cleaners, should only be used if clearly stipulated in the specifications sheet of each vinyl on a case by case basis. Follow dilution requirements listed on the cleaning product and pre-test in an inconspicuous spot to test for damage and/or discoloration BEFORE cleaning the stained area. If successful, follow steps 3 and 4 on the original stain or soiled area.

Please refer to the product page on our website to see the digital binder card for approved cleaners.

 

Mildew

For mildew growth, spray the affected areas on the fabric side only with mildew cleaner such as Iosso Mildew and Stain Remover (CLEIO7101). Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the container to ensure correct usage.

Ink and Dye Transfer

Some clothing may contain ink and/or dyes that could transfer to vinyl. Lighter colors, as well as variations in temperature and humidity can make some vinyl more susceptible to ink or dye transfer. Please refer to individual product specifications for more information.

Ennis Vinyl Cleaners and Protectants Available

(Recommended for PVC, TPO, and Silicone products)

• Crypton Leather/Vinyl Cleaner, and Crypton Leather/Vinyl Protector and Restorer - Part #CLEFA7082

• 303 Areospace Protectant - Part #AERPR7303

• Sluyter Vinyl and Leather Conditioner - Part #CLEFA7081

• Iosso Mildew and Stain Remover - Part #CLEIO7101

 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • Harsh solvents or cleaners may damage your vinyl and should be used with caution. Do not use harsh solvents or cleaners on PU products. Avoid abrasive powders and cleaning tools such as plastic or wire sponges or hard-bristle brushes. Undiluted bleach, isopropyl alcohol, peroxide or lacquer can damage the product. If you want to use alternative cleaning methods, carefully try them in an inconspicuous area to determine potential damage to the material.
  • Avoid using vinyl conditioners or protectors on PU’s as these can degrade the product and affect performance over time.
  • Always use a soft cloth to clean stained or soiled areas. Avoid using paper towel.
  • Some cleaning products may have harmful or irritating effects. Use protective gloves and eye protection where necessary, and be mindful of the safety of those around you. Do not inhale or swallow any cleaning product. If required, protect your clothing and/or the surrounding area from exposure. Use in a well-ventilated area. Follow all product manufacturers’ warnings.
  • Ennis Fabrics cannot be held responsible for damage or injuries resulting from the use or misuse of cleaning products and will result in voiding any warranty on the product.

 

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