Svensson's recommendations concerning stain removal should only be regarded as guidelines. There is no guarantee that the stain will disappear entirely. If there is the slightest doubt, we advise you to seek professional help.
If something is spilled on the upholstery fabric, it is best to remove the stain as quickly as possible. Most stains disappear if they are treated immediately and not allowed to dry.
Superficial stains are quickly removed if they are immediately wiped off with a damp sponge or cloth. Stains that have dried into the fabric should only be removed according to the instructions below.
Dry with white cloth
First, wipe up all surplus liquid and semi-attached particles with a white absorbent serviette or cloth. Never use a coloured serviette as the colour may transfer onto the fabric! Scrape up attached particles with a spoon or knife blade - work from the edges of the stain and inwards to prevent spreading.
Dab with a damp sponge
If the stain is small, it will suffice to dab it with a damp sponge. Be careful that the sponge is not too wet because the fabric need only be dampened. To avoid a ring forming after the stain, it is important to start from the outside and work inwards. Never rub to try to remove a stain.
Avoid cleaning agents on treated fabric
If the fabric has been treated to provide a water- and dust-repellent surface, no cleaning agent should be used when removing stains except warm water. Cleaning agents and/or excessive mechanical abrasion can degrade the repellent effect.
If the stain does not disappear at the first attempt, let it dry and then repeat the procedure. If the stain still remains after a second and third attempt, we recommend using professional help.
Let the fabric dry
After the fabric has been cleaned, it is important that it can dry entirely before it is used again. We do not recommend carpet cleaners because shampoo residues may remain on the fabric, which has a negative effect on the flame-retardant properties.