Acrylic fabrics are resistant to the sun’s damaging rays, so they’re commonly used to create outdoor furniture. Acrylics are a synthetic model of wool, but those fabrics aren’t as delicate or easily damaged. Your acrylic sofa requires routine light cleaning and stain removal to maintain the fabric looking fresh.
Acrylic Cleaning and Care
Acrylic fabric is sensitive to high heat, which can cause pilling. Avoid using hot water to clean your sofa. Before cleaning, vacuum the couch with the upholstery attachment to get rid of debris. Dampen a sponge or horsehair brush with cool water, then wipe the fabric gently with circular movements. To combat stains, mix a small number of powdered laundry detergent with warm water till suds form. Wet a sponge with the soapy water, then blot the stain working against the outside in. If the stain persists, make a solution of one part white vinegar and one part water. Blot the stain with the solution, then press white paper towels over the area. Hold the towels down with a heavy object for a few hours. This method works well for sugary or oily stains.