Frequently asked questions

Aquaclean technology is a revolutionary fabric treatment that allows you to clean stains using water only. This provides you with simple fabric maintenance in the minimum amount of time.

Liquid repellents are effective when a stain is on the surface because they block the entry of penetrating liquid for a few minutes. Once the stain has penetrated the tissue then most repellents cease to be effective and it then becomes difficult to clean the fabric completely due to debris that has already embedded into the fabric. This is a clear disadvantage for the removal of stains, oversights and neglected spots.

The AquaClean Technology not only acts as liquid repellents but also as a facilitator for cleaning. Allowing stains on the fabric to pass water through the fibres more easily, thus simplifying the cleaning process and facilitating the removal of the stain.

No. Aquaclean contains no PFCs.

PFC (Perfluorocarbons) are artificial substances that have been used in the textile industry because they are efficient at repelling water, oils and grease and dirt in general.

But their production processes, cleaning and elimination at the end of their usable lifespan convert these compounds into a threat for human beings, as this type of substance can accumulate in living tissue and potentially cause cancer. They are also a hazard for the environment, because they are not biodegradable and have an extremely long lifespan.

In view of these drawbacks, the European Commission is now urgently drawing up a proposal to reduce the use of these compounds while listing them as hazardous substances which should no longer be used.

At Aquaclean, we think it is our responsibility towards future generations to avoid the use of these substances and we strongly recommend that you do not use or come into contact with PFCs for both your health and that of your family.

No, that is not possible at present. You need upholstery that already includes Aquaclean, as this treatment has to be applied during the industrial manufacturing process and bearing in mind the development process of the textile product itself.

Fabrics with Aquaclean Technology® have been certified with the Made in Green® registered trademark, which guarantees the absence of harmful substances in fabrics and that the manufacturing process does respect the environment.

Traditionally, people use the vinegar trick to prevent lime stains, enhance colours and make the fabric softer. Vinegar does not affect the Aquaclean treatment, but in any case most fabric softeners already contain anti-lime agents and an agreeable smell.

Aquaclean can be washed in a washing machine, but check the product label in any case because different textiles require specific types of washing as regards temperature, ironing, etc.

Go to your nearest furniture store and ask for fabric using Aquaclean. There is also a store finder on this web which you can use.

You can contact us using the “Contact” section of this website.

This is a physical effect that has to do with the surface tension of the liquid. It does not affect Aquaclean Technology® in any way, because it maintains its properties as a cleaning aid whether the fabric is wet or dry.

Aquaclean Technology® is just as effective however long the stain has been on the fabric.

Aquaclean Technology® is a cleaning facilitator, meaning most stains do come off using water only. If this is not the case, you can add a little neutral soap to the water and this will help to get the stain off.

Aquaclean does not recommend alcohol or any other kind of solvent for cleaning textile fabrics. Alcohol and other solvents degrade the fibres and other components and negatively affect the useful life of upholstered furniture.

As long as you can clean stains locally thanks to Aquaclean and you don't need to wash your slipcovers in the washing machine, you will be extending the life of your sofa fabric.

At present, we haven't found any kind of household stain that resists Aquaclean! Sauces, shoe polish, hot or cold liquids, fizzy drinks, cakes... whatever. Aquaclean has passed all laboratory tests with flying colours, even when faced with tough stains like permanent marker pens. Although it is true that in the toughest cases you may need to use a little soap diluted in water, or rub the stain with a bar of hand soap before cleaning with water.

Maybe. If you can't find Aquaclean fabrics at your local furniture store you can use our Store Finder to search for one.

The fabrics we continue to make are all in our catalogue and on our website. If you can't find a given fabric there, that's because it has been discontinued and we no longer make it. Even so, you can still contact your furniture store and ask whether they still have it in stock.

Sofas always seem to get stained, especially if there are children or pets in the house. But for worry-free cleaning, we want to present you to our STAIN GALLERY, an area with demo videos showing how you can clean off all kinds of stains, from wine to ink, including blood, milk or soft drinks. These videos will help you to deal with any kind of normal, everyday stain, as long as your sofa fabric has been treated with our innovative Aquaclean® Technology.

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