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How to choose anti-fouling decorative fabric

Everybody buying a new sofa FR Protecting Cover Fabric or chair worries about someone getting a little sloppy with their red wine while sitting on it. In fact, a fear of stains leads many people with kids or pets to simply put off buying new furniture completely. But there’s no need to live with a falling apart sofa just because you’re concerned about stains. That’s because there’s a whole new category of upholstery fabric that’s popped up in recent years: performance fabrics. These remarkable products can handle spills and dirt with ease. Here are the big players in the performance fabric category  all approaching stain resistance from a different angle.Revolution fabrics by STI are woven from Olefin yarn and are naturally stain resistant no chemicals needed!These fabrics are durable, easy to clean, fade-resistant, and don’t fuzz or pill.



As an added bonus, they’re beautiful and soft and come in any number of colors and textures.So what is this magical yarn? Olefin aka Polypropylene is used to make milk jugs and is also a common fiber in indoor/outdoor rugs. The Olefin that makes Revolution fabrics has been solution dyed–this means the dye is mixed into the liquid polymer before the yarn is created. The fact that the color is an integral component of the yarn is what makes it virtually unstainable. Even better? The fabric can be cleaned with almost any household cleaner, including bleach. If it gets dirty, plain water will take care of most situations, but it’s good to know that you can use strong cleaners if necessary. Just follow the manufacturer’s directions to rinse the fabric thoroughly and let it air dry.Crypton technology results in a fabric that withstands liquid, thanks to an impenetrable moisture barrier.


That means a spilled drink will just bead on the surface, allowing you to wipe it up with a clean, dry cloth. As an added benefit, Crypton fabrics have built-in stain and odor resistance and are anti-microbial.Unlike spray-on treatments that are applied to finished fabric, Crypton is embedded in every fiber and will never wear off. Crypton isn’t toxic though–it’s earned Greenguard Gold Certification, meaning it meets rigorous chemical emission standards. The “Cryptonizing” process can be applied to any fabric that meets specific fiber and construction requirements, so you may find Crypton fabrics made from cotton, rayon, polyester, and other natural or man-made fibers. Crypton doesn’t affect the look, feel, or breathability of the fabric.Entering the performance fabric scene in 2018, Inside Out fabrics are more than your typical indoor/outdoor fabrics. That’s because they use a polyester yarn as opposed to an acrylic yarn, which has a much softer feel.


The result is a great option for upholstered indoor pieces that need to be comfortable as well as stain resistant.Inside Out fabrics are extremely durable.They often exceed  double-rubs, are fade resistant making them a good option for sunny spots, and resist pilling. They are also inherently stain and liquid resistant  water or any other spilled liquid beads right up for easy cleaning  and can be cleaned with soap and water or even bleach for stubborn dirt. Visit their website for videos explaining more about their benefits and cleaning.Gone are the days when all outdoor fabric was stiff and scratchy. Today’s high quality outdoor fabrics are virtually indistinguishable from indoor-only upholstery material. Advancements in technology have created beautiful, soft upholstery options that work both inside and outside your home. Different weaves and textures are available, even velvet! Sunbrella is one well-known manufacturer, but there are a number of others.