Description: Chintz is a firm closely woven, plain weave fabric with high twist warp yarns and coarser loosely twisted filling yarns. the fabric is often printed with large floral or decorative designs on a solid or light background. it can be made from cotton, polyester, rayon, or blends. Chintz has a highly lustrous sheen applied by one of two methods: 1) a non-durable glaze of wax and starch applied with friction or hot calendars 2) a more durable glaze of urea or melamine resin is applied and cured.
Cleaning characteristics: Caution dry or wet clean. These fabrics should always be pretested. Non durable finishes will wash out during wet cleaning. chintz with non durable finishes should be dry cleaned although the finishes on older fabrics may also be remove in dry cleaning. many finished are abraded in high use areas. fabrics with durable finishes can be wet or dry cleaned. but wet cleaning is the preferred method. the finish on chintz gives some wrinkle resistance soil and spot resistance sometimes if the finish is applied too heavily the fabric develops with streaks when bent or flexed during cleaning. this condition cannot be remedied.other problem may occur with the dyes. the printed patterns may fade or rub off. dark colors may bleed or run into the light background areas heavy