To avoid smudges, always handle with gloves(included). Even if you think your hands are clean, most of the time they will still leave marks. The larger stretch shapes have the potential to touch the ground during installation. Take precautions to make sure your shape never hits the ground. If you are concerned with your ability to keep the fabric above ground: invest in painters plastic or a tarp for the ground of your work space.
Stretch Shapes may be stored stretched in place to minimize handling. They also can be folded up and stored like any fabric soft goods. All of our products come with a plastic storage bag for short term storage.
If you need to store your stretch shape for an extended time period, we recommend you use a fabric bag and store in a moisture-controlled room. If tension fabrics are on tour or used in a rental operation, simply fold shapes up and store in the (included) bag. Almost all wrinkles from storage will stretch out when your Stretch Shape is installed. If deeper wrinkles persist, simply put Stretch Shapes in the dryer on medium heat for a few minutes. Always remove all hardware used for mounting. (i.e. screws, line or eye hooks, etc) They may stain the fabric if stored in the same bag
Note: Our Easy Mount grommet corners will not stain fabric.
Dust is the biggest enemy of permanently installed Stretch Shapes. Lightly fluff away dust with a duster. If the tension fabric has handprints or light soiling, dab clean with hot water and soap. We have seen a variety of stains lifted from our products with relatively little effort. All of our products will retain flame resistance certification (post light cleaning).
Machine wash on warm/cold cycle with detergent and Oxi Clean. Tumble dry on low heat. Material will dry very fast.