How to Clean Fabric Trade Show Displays

How to Keep Fabric Displays Clean

Fabric trade show displays have become popular over the years because they are easy to use, set up, and transport. Plus with some care and maintenance, they can last for a very long time. If you own fabric displays, here’s how you can protect them from damage:

Cleaning the Fabric

Always read washing instructions carefully to prevent potential problems because cleaning instructions vary depending on the fabric type. Most fabric trade show displays are made of polyester or polyester blends. These can be machine-washed or spot-cleaned. But washing instructions also vary depending on the display stand (i.e. tension fabric banner stand, hanging fabric banner display, etc.). Fabric blends and construction styles will vary accordingly.

If the instructions allow the fabric to be washed in a washing machine, select the delicate cycle and use cold water and a mild detergent. Do not use bleach or other harsh chemicals. Remove the fabric display promptly after washing to avoid wrinkles. Hang the fabric to dry or attach it to its display stand. Do not expose the fabric to dry heat. If the instructions recommend hand washing the display, soak it in cold water using very little detergent and wash it gently.

Some fabrics can be spot cleaned using a mild stain remover, depending on the type of stain. Clean the stain by working from the outside and gradually work your way in to prevent the stain from bleeding. A word of caution: not all fabrics can be spot cleaned, so it is best to check with the supplier or read instructions before you begin.

Storing the Fabric

When storing your display, make sure the fabric is folded so that the design is inside to prevent dirt or grease from accumulating on the display image. Fold the fabric loosely to prevent creasing and store it in a dry place away from sunlight. The temperature in your storage facility should be around 40 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent mold and mildew.

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