Similar to other high quality materials like suede and leather, proper care is required to preserve the beauty of Alcantara. Please note Komodoty is not responsible for general wear and tear, dirt & stains etc. Here are the official Alcantara care instructions.
DAILY - It is sufficient to dust Alcantara using a soft brush, a dry cloth, or a vacuum cleaner. Don't rub too vigorously.
WEEKLY - After having dusted Alcantara, run a slightly moistened white cotton cloth over it. Avoid the use of printed absorbent cloths/papers as they can release ink onto the material.
YEARLY - Clean Alcantara by using the "recommended cleaning products" listed at the bottom of this tab. If such products are not available, please follow these instructions: dust the material with care; moisten a soft cloth or a sponge in clean water, wring it thoroughly and run it over the whole Alcantara material, making sure not to wet it excessively; rinse the cloth or sponge and repeat as necessary. Leave to dry (overnight). Once dried, in order to restore the material, brush it delicately with a soft bristle brush.
DO NOT machine wash. DO NOT bleach with chlorine. DO NOT dry clean. DO NOT use steam machines.
GENERAL STAINS - In the case of localised stains and when the "recommended cleaning products" are not available, the Alcantara can be cleaned as follows:• Act immediately (within 30 minutes) and begin treating the stain from the outside edge into the centre in order to avoid the stain spreading;
• Never pour a cleaning product directly onto Alcantara;
• Before removing the stain, remove any of the substance that has fallen on the upholstery: if it’s thick (yoghurt, jam, etc.) use a spoon or a plastic spatula; for liquids, use non printed absorbent paper or a sponge;
• Avoid rubbing to prevent the stain from spreading or going deep into the material;
• Use a white cloth or a well wrung sponge for the removal of the stains;
• If you use a sponge, rinse it in clean water and wring it well between each wipe.
For the specific treatment of the different types of stains and the relative materials that should be used, follow the instructions below.
WATER-SOLUBLE STAINS - In the case of water-soluble stains and when the "recommended cleaning products" are not available, the Alcantara can be cleaned, depending on the type of stain, with water, lemon juice, or pure ethyl alcohol (from liquors). See the following instructions below:
Fruit juice, jam, jelly, syrup, ketchup: use lukewarm water, rinse by dabbing with clean water.
Blood, egg, excrement, urine: use cold water; avoid warm water because it makes these substances coagulate, rinse by dabbing with clean water.
Liquors, alcoholic beverages, wine, beer, coke and tea: use lukewarm water; if the colour mark remains, treat it with lemon juice and then rinse it well.
Indelible pencil, cocoa, chocolate, pastry with cream or chocolate, ice-cream, mustard: use lukewarm water; rinse by dabbing with clean water.
Vinegar, hair gel, tomato sauce, coffee with sugar: use lemon juice and then wipe with lukewarm water; rinse by dabbing with clean water.
STAINS NOT SOLUBLE IN WATER - In the case of stains not soluble in water and when the "recommended cleaning products" are not available, the Alcantara can be cleaned, depending on the type of stain, with water, lemon juice, or pure ethyl alcohol (from liquors). See the following instructions below: