How To clean Alcantara

Cleaning Alcantara

Alcantara provides an incomparable standard of excellence focused on functionality, durability and comfort. The result is a luxurious offering reserved for the most discriminating clientele.

To preserve the beauty of Alcantara it is recommended that regular cleaning be carried out.

Regular maintenance of Alcantara can be achieved using a soft brush, dry cloth or a vacuum cleaner. Avoid excess scrubbing.

Steam cleaning is not recommended.

Detail for cleaning

Regular cleaning

Dust with a soft brush, soft cloth or vacuum cleaner.

Weekly cleaning

After dusting Alcantara, wipe with a damp white cotton cloth. Avoid the use of printed absorbent cloths or papers as they can release ink onto the material.

Yearly cleaning

If the upholstery is removable, wash it in a washing machine, following the general washing instructions.
Alcantara washing instructions

If the upholstery is not removable it is possible to clean Alcantara, by using specific products (Fenice, James, Perrone).
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.

Alcantara cleaning guide

Stain removal

For the specific treatment of the different types of stains and recommended cleaning solutions please click the link for detailed instructions.
Alcantara stain removal guide

Basic essentials

Act immediately. Begin treating the stain from the outside edge into the center in order to avoid the stain from 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 such as yogurt or jam 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 for the removal of the stain.