Care and Maintenance
To avoid smudges when setting up your stretch fabric product, always handle with nitrile gloves (included) or the equivalent.
Larger Stretch Shapes stretch fabric products have the potential to touch the ground during installation. Take precautions to make sure your product never makes contact with the floor or other unclean surfaces. If you are concerned with your ability to keep the fabric off the floor at all times, purchase a roll of painter’s plastic or a tarp that you can lay down to protect the shape from making contact with the floor.
Stretch Shapes products are very easy to store correctly. Most of our products can fold down to a very small size. All of our products come with a complimentary drawstring storage bag. Additional drawstring bags may be purchased from our accessories section if desired.
When storing your Stretch Shapes stretch fabric product, start by removing all hardware used for mounting (i.e. screws, line, eye hooks, etc.), as it may damage the fabric if stored in the same bag. Once all hardware is removed, neatly fold your product, place it in its storage bag, and store it indoors in a moisture-controlled space.
When you’re ready to use your product again, take it out of the bag and stretch it out. Almost all wrinkles from storage will stretch out when your Stretch Shapes stretch fabric product is installed. If any wrinkles persist, simply put it in the dryer on low heat for a few minutes and it will come out wrinkle free.
Dust is the biggest enemy of permanently installed Stretch Shapes stretch fabric products. The easiest way to clean panels that are installed is to shake them off by batting them with some sort of wand. If the tension fabric has hand prints or light soiling, dab clean with a slightly moist rag and a small amount of clear soap. Pat dry with another towel to avoid discoloration or moisture rings. We have seen a variety of stains lifted from our products with relatively little effort. Our products are IFR and will retain flame retardant certification after cleaning.
When it’s time to deep clean your Stretch Shapes stretch fabric product, simply machine wash it on warm/cold cycle with detergent and OxiClean. Tumble dry on low heat (be conscious of the fact that the fabric will dry very quickly). Your product will generally return to like-new condition after laundering. Our products are IFR and will retain flame retardant certification after cleaning.