Moseheart-Schleeter Co. Inc.

Technical Info Page

The Mosehart-Schleeter Technical Information page provides you with guides, charts and cleaning instructions to help you get the most out of your fabrics. If you would like to download or view the PDF files on this page you will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed. Use the link below to download Acrobat if you do not have it already.

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Yardage Chart

Find the yardage needed by locating the style of furniture you want to cover on our chart. Please note that the yardage figures shown on this chart are estimates only. Actual yardage required for your project will depend on several variables such as the fabric pattern and whether your furniture has a pleated or plain skirt, attached or loose cushions, tufting, etc. Always consult your upholsterer or design professional for exact yardage needed.

Yardage Chart

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Leather Chart

How much leather do you need for your project? The information belows advises you on how to estimate the quantity needed and how to cut, apply, and care for our vat dyed, top grain leather.

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Leather Care Info *

Genuine leather requires very little care. Regular dusting and vacuuming in crevices or bottoms is all that is necessary to clean your furniture.

Spots & Spills: Wipe excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clean luke warm water only and let air dry naturally.

Stubborn Spots & Stains: Use a mild non-detergent soap solution, but not an abrasive. Apply the solution to a clean wet sponge and wash, then rinse well and let air dry naturally.

Never use furniture polish, oil, varnish or ammonia.

Conforms to the following flammability standards..**

  • MVSS 302
  • California Bulletin 117
  • Boston Fire Department (BFD 1X-1)

How to Estimate Leather Requirements:

54" Fabric 1 Yard This equals 3 1/4 yds. 54" fabric.
Leather 18 sq. ft. Full hide size approximately 60 sq. ft.

* Caution: These are suggested methods of cleaning, but there is no guarantee that the results will be completely successful. Use of suggested methods is your responsibility.

** Data indicated should not be construed to imply the behavior of this or any other material under actual fire conditions.

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How To Care For Your Upholstered Furniture

All upholstery fabrics are required to have a cleaning code. Our handy guide explains these codes and their meanings. Consult a furniture cleaning professional if you are unsure of the proper cleaning method your upholstery fabric requires. The more you know about your upholstery fabrics and the recommended methods for cleaning them, the easier to keep them looking their best. The following symbols should serve as your primary guideline in applying any of the cleaning or spot removal methods. Mosehart-Schleeter Co. Inc. will not be held responsible for any damages to your upholstery fabric by your use of any of the methods described in this guide.

"W"

Consumer Alert* To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, using the foam only from a water-based cleaning agent such as a mild detergent or non-solvent upholstery shampoo product. Apply foam with a soft brush in a circular motion. Vacuum dry. Pretest small area before proceeding. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached. CAUTION**

"W-S"

Consumer Alert* To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, with a mild solvent, an upholstery shampoo, or foam from a mild detergent. When using a solvent or dry cleaning product, follow instructions carefully and clean only in a well ventilated room. Avoid any product which contains Carbon Tetrachloride or other toxic materials. With either method, pretest a small area before proceeding. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached. CAUTION**

"S"

Consumer Alert* To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, with a mild water-free solvent or dry cleaning product. Clean only in a well ventilated room and avoid any product containing Carbon Tetrachloride or other toxic materials. Pretest small area before proceeding. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached. CAUTION**

"X"

Consumer Alert* Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust and grime. Water-based foam cleaners or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking, staining or distortion of the surface pile and, therefore, should not be used. CAUTION**

* THIS GUIDE was developed by professional furniture specialists, however, because of the various ways that furniture can be stained or damaged, there is no guarantee that the results will be completely successful. Use suggested methods on your own responsibility.

** CAUTION: Never remove cushion covers for separate dry cleaning or washing even though they do have zippers. Do not use bleach at any time. The use of steam or water-based cleaners may cause excessive shrinking or staining of this particular fabric. Do not use any tumble method cleaning service as this may destroy the backing of the fabric or shrink or otherwise damage the upholstery fabric.

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Cleaning Naugahyde®

Advanced BeautyGard™ Protective Finish

Naugahyde with Advanced BeautyGard provides outstanding protection in difficult medical and health care environments. Contains agents effective against bacterial and fungal microorganisms.

Cleaning is a breeze with Naugahyde® brand fabric and its Advanced BeautyGard protective finish. While staining and soiling exposures are common to upholstery fabrics, most stain and soiling may be removed by using the simple cleaning methods that follow:

For Light Soiling

1. A solution of 10% household liquid dish soap with warm water applied with a soft damp cloth will remove most soiling.

2. If necessary, a solution of liquid cleanser and water applied with a soft bristle brush. Wipe away the residue with a water-dampened cloth.

For Heavier Soiling Not Solved by Above Method:

1. Dampen a soft white cloth with lighter fluid (naphtha) and rub gently. Rinse with a water-dampened cloth.

NOTE: Use extreme caution with this method. Complete only in a well-ventilated area and away from any open flame.

NOTE: You should try this method on an inconspicuous spot before using it on the original stain/soiling.

For the Most Difficult Stains Not Removed by the Above Methods:

1. Dampen a soft white cloth with a solution of household bleach (sodium hypochlorite); 10% bleach, 90% water.

2. Rub gently.

3. Rinse with a water-dampened cloth to remove bleach concentration.

4. If necessary, allow a 1:10 diluted bleach solution to puddle on the affected area or apply with a soaked cloth for approximately 30 minutes. Rinse with a water-dampened cloth to remove any remaining bleach concentration.

NOTE: You should try this method on an inconspicuous spot before using it on the original stain/soiling.

Please Review Carefully

CAUTION: Should you desire to use other cleaning methods, carefully try them in an inconspicuous area to determine potential damage to the material. Never use harsh solvents or cleaners which are intended for industrial applications. To clean stained or soiled areas, a soft white cloth is recommended. Avoid use of paper towels.

CAUTION: Cleaning products may be harmful/irritating to your skin, eyes, etc. Use protective gloves and eye protection. Do not inhale or swallow any cleaning product. Protect surrounding area/clothing from exposure. Use in a well ventilated area. Follow all product manufacturer’s warnings. Naugahyde cannot be held responsible for damage or injuries resulting from the use or misuse of cleaning products.

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Cleaning Crypton

There is nothing unusual about the normal care of Crypton®. Like any beautiful textile Crypton® must be cleaned on a regular basis. Since dirt and dust build up on a fabric, vacuuming regularly is advised. To prolong the life of your furniture, cushions should be rotated on a frequent basis. The everlasting beauty of the Crypton® can be found in its ability to resist stains.

Cleaning Liquids

Most spills can be easily cleaned with cotton. Just wipe up the spill with a clean cotton towel. Please follow directions for solid or dry stains(below) if a residue remains after wiping.

Solid or Dry Spills

Remove as much of the dried stain as possible with a dull flat knife. By removing the majority of the stain, there is less of a chance the staining agent will be rubbed into the fabric as it is cleaned. In many cases this process will remove the stain. However if the stain is still present, procede with wet cleaning treatment described below.

Wet Cleaning Treatment

For most stains, simply make a paste using equal amounts of an enzyme powder detergent, such as Tide® or Cheer®, and water. Apply the solution to the stain. Allow the solution to remain for at least one minute (max five minutes) to allow the detergent to begin removing the stain. Then, scrub the area with a nylon brush. After scrubbing, the area needs to be rinsed thoroughly using a sponge and clean water. Water will not affect Crypton®, so please use it liberally. Remember to rinse the soap completely because the fabric will look and perform its best when all soap is removed. Then, dry with a clean cloth. Any remaining moisture will evaporate in a short time. Please remember, with Crypton's® water barrier, the foam will not become wet in the rinsing process. For some oil based stains and ink you should pretreat the area with rubbing alcohol.

Steam Cleaning

Steam cleaning is an ideal method of thoroughly cleaning Crypton®. Spots can be removed by pre-treating them with either the soap solution mentioned above or a pre-treatment solution from the steam cleaning company. Most solutions provided by these companies are acceptable to Crypton® fabrics.

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Defend Protective Coating

DEFEND™ Finish is only available on our exclusive DECORATIVE BASICS collection of patterns.

DEFEND™ Protective Coating is a cleanable, durable, water and oil repellent finish, that is cured onto the fibre while still retaining the original textured, fabric-like surface characteristics, breathability and hand of the fabric.

The DEFEND™ finish also incorporates antimicrobial properties, which inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungus on the fabric.

DEFEND™ imparts properties of a moisture barrier to the fabric giving ultra-high liquid repellency, while still retaining breathability and hand.

DEFEND™ is ideal for use in restaurants and food service areas where maximum abrasion resistance and easy removal of nasty food-born stains are of primary importance. Fabric for medical/incontinent applications require the ultra-high liquid repellency of the DEFEND™ finish in order to perform adequately.

Fabrics treated with DEFEND™ can be cleaned with a mild solution of soap and water, (pre-testing is advised), or spot cleaned with individual solvents, (but must be thoroughly pre-tested to determine suitability - do not saturate).

DEFEND™ not only lasts the expected life of the fabric, it extends it.

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Cleaning Boltaflex

Please download or view one of the PDF files below to learn how to clean and care for your Boltaflex material. Choose the right PDF for your material. If your Boltaflex material has been treated with PreFixx® use the PDF named "Boltaflex PreFixx" on the right otherwise use the one named "Boltaflex Cleaning" on the left.

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Symphony Collection

Care and cleaning instructions for The Symphony Collection by Nassimi.

Step 1

Mild soap and water, then rinse with fresh water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Step 2

Wipe affected area with a soft cloth or soft bristle brush using a non-abrasive cleaner, for example Formula 409 or Fantastik. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry.

Step 3

10% solution of household bleach and water. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry.

Step 4

25% solution of alcohol and water. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry.

Step 5

25% solution of lighter fluid or nail polish remover and water. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry.

For regular cleaning and maintenance, such as dirt, dust and grime, use step 1.

For oil based stains, such as organic oils and petroleum-based is, use steps 1 and 2.

For food based stains, such as ketchup, chocolate, coffee, tea and juice, use steps 1 and 2.

For healthcare based stains, such as blood, urine, betadine and disinfectant, use steps 1, 2, and 3.

For difficult stains, such as eye shadow, mascara, lipstick, crayon, grease, mustard, ink, permanent marker and paint, use steps 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

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Cleaning 1960 Dickson Marine Fabric

Care and cleaning instructions for Dickson Marine Fabrics.

Step 1

Brush off any loose dirt.

Step 2

Clean fabric with a mixture of warm water and a mild detergent mixed in a gallon of water. Use a 2" soft bristle nylon brush to gently scrub.

Step 3

Rinse Dickson Acrylic thoroughly with plenty of cool water. Continue to rinse until all soap residues are gone.

Step 4

Apply an air-curing fluorocarbon water repellent treatment. Do this if water repellency is an issue.

Note

Do not use a pressure washer to clean Dickson Fabrics. This could damage the acrylic.

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Phthalates

Pattern Impact is engineered to meet the stringent criteria set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in regards to lead and phthalate content that applies to all products designed or intended by a manufacturer to be used by children under 12 years old when they play. Phthalates are mainly used as plasticizers, commonly used to soften polyvinyl chloride or help it to remain flexible. The 6 phthalatates are not to exceed concentrations of 0.1% in any product that applies. As of August, 2011, lead must not exceed 300 parts per million (PPM).

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Cleaning Sunbrella®

One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella® fabrics looking good and to delay deep or vigorous cleaning is to properly maintain the fabrics. This can be accomplished by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics, wiping up spills as soon as they occur or spot cleaning soon after stains occur.

General or Light Cleaning

Brush off any loose dirt.

Prepare a cleaning solution of 2 ounces (1/4 cup) mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water.

Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush to clean.

Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric.

Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.

Allow fabric to air dry.

Spot Cleaning

Apply a light mist of mild soap and water using a spray bottle.

Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or very soft bristle brush.

Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.

Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge.

Wet-vacuum or blot excess water.

Air-dry. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all soap is removed.

Heavy Cleaning for Stubborn Stains and Mildew

Sunbrella® fabric does not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. To clean mildew, or other stubborn stains:

Prepare a solution of 8 ounces (1 cup) of bleach and 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of mild soap per gallon of clean water.

Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes.

Remove stain with a sponge, clean towel or very soft bristle brush.

Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.

Allow fabric to air dry.

Professional Cleaners

In evaluating the services of a professional firm, you should inquire about the firm's experience in working with Sunbrella® fabrics and knowledge of cleaning and re-treatment requirements. DO NOT dry clean Sunbrella® fabrics.

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Sunbrella® 5 Year Fabric Warranty

This warranty protects the original purchaser of Sunbrella® fabric.

This warranty protects against Sunbrella® fabric becoming unserviceable due to color or strength loss from normal usage and exposure conditions, including sunlight, mildew and atmospheric chemicals.

This warranty covers Sunbrella® fabrics only.

This warranty does not cover normal care and cleaning; damage from misuse or abuse; improper installation; or costs associated with replacement of the fabric, including labor and installation.

Glen Raven's liability is expressly limited to this warranty. Glen Raven reserves the right to inspect the fabric submitted for claim.

Glen Raven will supply new equivalent fabric to replace the fabric that becomes unserviceable.

Sunbrella® is normally a component of an end product such as an awning, umbrella or cushion. Consumers and end-users should contact the fabricator, dealer or retailer from whom you purchased the end product.

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Cleaning Forbid

Method 1

For most common stains and spills, use mild soap and water.

Method 2

If Method 1 doesn't work, use the following household items - FANTASTIK - 409 - MR. CLEAN.

Method 3

For tougher stains such as a sharpie, paint or lipstick, use 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe.

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