How to clean and care for your Crypton upholstery and furniture.

How to clean and care.​

Regular and proper maintenance of your upholstery fabric permits less frequent cleaning. Maintenance is routine, on-going care which reduces soil build-up on a fabric’s surface. This includes promptly treating spots and stains.

One of the best ways to keep Crypton fabrics looking fresh is to brush off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics and wipe up spills or clean soon after a stain occurs. The faster you clean spills and stains, the easier they can be to remove.

For residential furniture cleaning services, we recommend Stanley Steemer. For business owners, we recommend the Crypton Care Cleaning Program (pdf).

Routine maintenance and overall care.

  • Vacuum regularly with a proper upholstery attachment to thoroughly remove air-borne dust and lint.
  • Promptly treat spots and stains. See spot cleaning instructions.
  • Turn and rotate loose cushions to equalize wear and soiling.
  • Clean periodically to remove accumulated dirt and retain the fabric’s original appearance. If you have a light colored fabric this step is important as dirt and dust are much more visible on white or cream fabrics! This can be done with a hot water extraction cleaner or professional hot water upholstery cleaning service. *Make sure to specify no added solvents. See extraction step by steps below.
  • Remove any cleaner residue by rinsing or extraction to avoid future buildup. Remember soap attracts dirt, so be sure to rinse, rinse, rinse!
  • Rinsing is key for all soft surfaces.
  • How to rinse a sofa? The easiest and most effective way to rinse a sofa after cleaning or disinfection is with an extractor.  This will ensure a thorough clean and your sofa will look amazing.  Crypton does produce its own line of extractors, but any will work.

Oh no, you have a spill!

Try this spot cleaning method first:

Most liquids simply roll off of Crypton fabrics, or they can be quickly blotted off the surface with a dry towel or sponge. The spot cleaning method of stain removal can be used for most light to medium stains, such as coffee, red wine, crayon, and ketchup. Be careful to brush lightly since fibers can be broken or matted during the cleaning process.

Spot cleaning method.

  • Before spot cleaning, blot up liquids on the surface with a clean, soft towel and brush off any loose dirt.
  • Prepare a cleaning solution of 1/4 tsp mild, enzyme detergent, such as Tide®, Woolite® or Dawn® dishwashing liquid, per 1 cup of lukewarm water.
  • Apply the cleaning solution using a misting spray bottle. Do NOT oversaturate when applying the cleaning solution.
  • Work the solution into the affected area by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or soft bristle brush. Make sure to work from the outside of the stain inward so as not to spread the stain and rinse your sponge or brush frequently.
  • Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residues, as residues will attract dirt. Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge.
  • Repeat steps 3-6 as needed.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.

Additional cleaning videos.

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How To Clean Crypton Fabrics
How To Clean Crypton Fabrics
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How to Clean Oil-Based Stains from Crypton Fabric
How to Clean Oil-Based Stains from Crypton Fabric
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How to Clean Food Stains like Pizza and Spaghetti Sauce from Crypton Fabric
How to Clean Food Stains like Pizza and Spaghetti Sauce from Crypton Fabric
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How to Clean Dirt and Mud from Crypton Fabric
How to Clean Dirt and Mud from Crypton Fabric
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How to Clean Chocolate from Crypton Fabric
How to Clean Chocolate from Crypton Fabric
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How to Clean Ketchup from Crypton Fabric
How to Clean Ketchup from Crypton Fabric
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How to Clean Lotion and Sunscreen from Crypton Fabric
How to Clean Lotion and Sunscreen from Crypton Fabric

Try hot water extraction cleaning for tougher stains.

What is extraction cleaning?

Hot water extraction is the process of injecting hot water and cleaning solution in to the pile of the fabric to dislodge any debris, whilst extracting any dirt and stains from the upholstery using powerful wet vacuums. This process is commonly used in professional carpet and upholstery cleaning (such as Stanley Steemer) as well as a consumer product such as the Bissell Green Machine.

The extraction cleaning method of stain removal can be used for most medium or ground-in stains.

Hot water extraction is the process of injecting hot water and cleaning solution in to the pile of the fabric to dislodge any debris, whilst extracting any dirt and stains from the upholstery using powerful wet vacuums. This process is commonly used in professional carpet and upholstery cleaning (such as Stanley Steemer) as well as a consumer product such as the Bissell Green Machine.

The extraction cleaning method of stain removal can be used for most medium or ground-in stains.

Extraction cleaning method.

  1. Before extraction cleaning, blot up liquids on the surface with a clean, soft towel and vacuum the upholstery.
  2. Prepare a cleaning solution of 1/4 tsp mild, enzyme detergent, such as Tide®, Woolite® or Dawn® dishwashing liquid, per 1 cup of lukewarm water.
  3. Apply the cleaning solution using a misting spray bottle.
  4. Work the solution into the affected area by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or soft bristle brush. Make sure to work from the outside of the stain inward so as not to spread the stain and rinse your sponge or brush frequently.
  5. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  6. Wet-vacuum or blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel. Follow directions on filling your extracting machine (we recommend the Crypton Ruby Extraction Machine) with the proper solution; wet the area with pre-spray, and vacuum up the solution. Be sure to extract the entire surface of the upholstered furniture to achieve uniform cleanliness.
  7. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residues, as residues will attract dirt.
  8. Repeat steps 3-7 as needed.
  9. Allow fabric to air dry.

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