How to Clean Alcantara: A Comprehensive Guide for All Applications

Ultimate Guide: How to Clean Alcantara Fabric - Tips for Phone Cases, Car Interiors, Furniture, and More. Lamborghini Alcantara Luriax 

Alcantara® is a luxurious, high-quality material used in various applications, including phone cases, car interiors, upholstery, furniture, clothing, and shoes. Its elegant appearance, soft texture, and rich colors make it a popular choice. However, like any premium material, Alcantara® requires proper care to maintain its beauty and durability. In this guide, we will explore the best practices for cleaning and maintaining Alcantara® to keep it looking its best.


Daily Cleaning

For routine care, it is sufficient to dust Alcantara® using a soft brush, a dry cloth, or a vacuum cleaner. This helps to remove any loose dirt or dust particles that could accumulate on the surface.

Steps for Daily Cleaning:

  1. Use a soft brush or a dry cloth to gently remove dust and dirt.
  2. If using a vacuum cleaner, ensure it has a soft brush attachment to avoid damaging the material.

Weekly Cleaning

In addition to daily dusting, it's important to give Alcantara® a more thorough clean weekly. This involves using a slightly moistened white cotton cloth to wipe down the material.

Steps for Weekly Cleaning:

  1. Dust the Alcantara® surface with a soft brush or dry cloth.
  2. Moisten a white cotton cloth with clean water and wring it out thoroughly.
  3. Gently wipe the surface of Alcantara® with the damp cloth.
  4. Avoid using printed absorbent cloths or paper towels as they may leave ink residues on the material.

Annual Cleaning

For a deeper clean, especially for removable upholstery, washing in a washing machine is recommended.

Steps for Annual Cleaning (Removable Upholstery):

  1. Dust the material thoroughly.
  2. Machine wash with water at approximately 30°C using a mild detergent.
  3. Avoid spin-drying the material.
  4. Protect any Velcro edges with counter-Velcro before washing.
  5. Let the upholstery air dry and gently brush with a soft bristle brush once dry.

Steps for Annual Cleaning (Non-Removable Upholstery):

  1. Dust the material thoroughly.
  2. Moisten a soft cloth or sponge with clean water and wring it out well.
  3. Wipe down the entire Alcantara® surface, being careful not to soak it.
  4. Rinse the cloth or sponge and repeat as necessary.
  5. Allow the material to dry completely, preferably overnight.
  6. Once dry, brush gently with a soft bristle brush to restore the texture.

Stain Removal

For localized stains, it is crucial to act quickly, preferably within 30 minutes, to prevent the stain from setting. Different types of stains require different cleaning methods.

General Stain Removal Instructions:

  1. Act Immediately: Treat the stain as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading or setting.
  2. Avoid Direct Application: Never pour cleaning products directly onto Alcantara®.
  3. Remove Excess Substances: For thick substances, use a spoon or plastic spatula. For liquids, use non-printed absorbent paper or a sponge.
  4. Gentle Wiping: Avoid rubbing to prevent the stain from penetrating deeper. Use a white cloth or well-wrung sponge to remove stains.
  5. Rinse and Repeat: If using a sponge, rinse it in clean water and wring it well between wipes.

Specific Stain Treatments:

  • Water-Soluble Stains: For stains like fruit juice, jam, syrup, ketchup, blood, egg, urine, and feces, use lukewarm water (cold water for protein-based stains) to gently dab and rinse the stain.
  • Non-Water-Soluble Stains: For stains like lipstick, foundation, mascara, perfume, shoe polish, oil, and grass, use pure ethyl alcohol followed by water to dab and rinse the stain.
  • Old and Resistant Stains: Repeat the appropriate cleaning method as needed. For unknown stains, start with lukewarm water and escalate to ethyl alcohol if necessary.

Special Cases:

  • Chewing Gum and Wax: Use ice in a plastic bag to harden the substance, then remove it in pieces before treating with ethyl alcohol.
  • Color Transfer: For ink or dye stains, use specific Alcantara® cleaning products recommended on their website.


By following these cleaning and maintenance tips, you can ensure that your Alcantara® items remain beautiful and durable for years to come. Regular care, prompt attention to stains, and gentle cleaning methods are key to preserving the luxurious look and feel of Alcantara®.

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