There are a few simple rules to remember when cleaning your displays:
- Try to get to the dirt, stain, or soil as soon as possible. This is especially true of ballpoint pen ink.
- Always test the cleaning agent you select on an out-of-sight area, such as the back or bottom of a display.
Mix a half cap-full of a cleaning detergent in cold water. Do not use a cleaning agent that contains bleach or any bluing agents. Rub the soiled area gently with a soft cotton cloth with a small circular motion, until the soil is removed. Rinse the area with clean clear cold water, and let the fabric air-dry.
The same method for cleaning suede can also be used for cleaning leatherette. Another method of cleaning leatherette material is using a common household product such as Simple Green. This is a biodegradable spray-on cleaner that you can use full strength right out of bottle, and has normally been proven safe for most fabrics.