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How to Care for Your Solution-Dyed Acrylic Fabrics


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How to Care for Your Solution-Dyed Acrylic Fabrics

Over the past decade, interior design has been trending toward more causal living spaces. Given that our homes have become more comfortable and multi-functional, we are using more fabrics that are forgiving of children, pets, and entertaining.

Fortunately, solution-dyed acrylic fabrics have become readily available, and in a wide variety of colors, textures, and patterns. Solution-dyed acrylic fabrics are unique in that a liquid acrylic solution is mixed with dye, formed into a fiber, and then spun into yarn.* This process allows the fabric to be water-resistant, colorfast, and soft to the touch.

Caring for your solution-dyed acrylic fabrics is very simple:

  1. Using a natural soap and warm water, sponge spots briskly.
  2. Rinse with clean water.
  3. Allow to air-dry.

If stronger products are needed, you may use an all-purpose cleaner – just make sure you don’t overspray the spot and you fully rinse the area with clean water.

Finally, our favorite solution-dyed acrylic manufacturer, Perennials Fabrics, offers video for care and cleaning of their products.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

*Most fabrics are dyed after the fibers are spun into yarn.