How to clean and protect Alcantara

Fabrics like Alcantara and Amaretta are ultra-microfibre materials (synthetic materials) which have a surface like suede.

These fabrics should be vacuumed at regular intervals and occasional wiped with a damp cloth. In case of stains and normal dirt, use COLOURLOCK Alcantara & Textile Cleaner. It’s a good cleaner for Alcantara on car and furniture upholstery.

Stains in fabric

Spray the area

Wipe with terry

In case of stains, use a sponge and press cleaning foam

Clean the stains circularly with the foam


Cleaning big surfaces: Wet the stained surface slightly with Alcantara & Textile Cleaner and immediately wipe gently with a terry cloth. Repeat if necessary.

Removing stains: Wet a sponge or a soft brush with some cleaner. Press foam out of the sponge. Clean the stained area in a circular motion. Then wipe with a damp cloth. Don`t rub too hard! Do not make it too wet! When stains can’t be removed, ask a professional upholstery cleaner before damaging the material.

Fresh stains should be absorbed immediately with an absorbent, clean cloth. Either dab or work from outside of the stain to the centre. Do not rub too hard. In case of big stains, work from seam to seam.

For greasy and waxy stains use COLOURLOCK Leather Cleaning Spirit. Work carefully. Test in a hidden area first.

To reduce future soiling and stains, protect the surface with COLOURLOCK Waterproofing for Leather & Textiles. Heat should be kept away from Alcantara. For example cigarette burns cause irreparable damages in Alcantara.

Alcantara is prone to pilling. Abrasion causes the fibres to develop into small spherical nodules. If the surface is not too damaged, it can be restored with the COLOURLOCK Leather Sanding Pad (see video). In case the material is too damaged, it has to be replaced.

Burn hole of a cigarette. Cannot be repaired.

Don't wait too long before first cleaning!
Alcantara occasionally has the problem of pilling. Watch the video.



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