We will focus on upholstery cleaning for a while these are guidelines only pre test and follow all directions on specific products. Acetate is a low cost fiber found alone or in blends in some upholstery and slip covers. Fabrics made from acetate are supple and drape well. They are resistant to mold, mildew, and moths. Acetate can be solution dyed resulting in excellent colorfastness. Blends can bleed or shrink.
Acetate fabrics due have limitations. They have low elasticity and do not resist wrinkling They are low in strength and lose strength when wet. They get weaker with direct sun. Weakened by strong alkalizes and strong acids. It dissolves in acetone, which is nail polish remover. Can be dry cleaned or wet cleaned.
Acetate fabrics generally don't shrink. Weak solutions off sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide can be used. Go to a UFT class to learn more.