To maintain their appearance, the fabrics should be cleaned regularly to remove fatty substances and soiling. Light soiling can be removed by wiping with a damp, soapy cloth or sponge and subsequent rinsing with water before drying. If dirt is ingrained, the surface may be scrubbed with a soft brush. For stubborn stains a mix of 1 part methylated spirits to 5 parts water may be used. A very mild antiseptic may also be used if required.
Care should be taken to protect the vinyl from oil based products (including body oils) as continued contact will cause the vinyl to harden.