Cleaning & Care

Cleaning and Care:

General use guidelines: The information provided is not about restoring or repairing furniture and home décor, but about caring for and preventing damage to them. Use common sense and care when handling your items. Use coasters to prevent water damage and finish discoloration. Place trivets under hot serve ware to avoid heat damage and discoloration. Make sure your trivets and coasters have felt bottoms to protect against scratching. Use paper towels or a clean cloth/ towel to mop up spills, a damp sponge can simply spread them. Avoid prolonged exposure to moisture and drastic changes in humidity that can cause expansion and contraction of materials weakening joints and connections between mixed materials. Minimize exposure to direct UV light to avoid discoloration and bleaching.

Material Specific Care:

Acrylic:
Sweep off any dust or debris that can be dislodged easily. This prevents the dust from acting as an abrasive material when you begin to wash the acrylic. Use a soft cleaning cloth or sponge and warm soapy water to wipe the furniture surface clean. Rinse with clean water and allow acrylic to air-dry in a warm, well-ventilated area. Do not use any cleaning agents containing ammonia (including Windex) on acrylic. Be sure to use a clean cloth or sponge. Do not clean with anything that may have been previously used with solvents or chemicals as they may transfer to the acrylic during cleaning.

Fabric:
Code "E" - Blot excess liquid immediately, wipe soiled area using a water moistened clean cloth or sponge. Use dry cloth to remove excess water. Repeat process if necessary, for stubborn stains. Absorbed oil will dissipate through evaporation or through the fiber structure of the hide.

Code "N" - Use brush to remove surface dirt and dust. Spot clean, with a mild, water-based detergent. Use a clean cloth or soft brush to work cleaner into material. Allow to dry thoroughly, then use a soft brush to lift nap and freshen.

Code "W" - To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, using the foam only from a water-based cleaning agent such as a mild detergent or non-solvent upholstery shampoo product. Apply foam with a soft brush in a circular motion. Vacuum when dry. Pretest a small area before proceeding. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached.

Code "S" - To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean using a mild water-free solvent or dry-cleaning product containing carbon tetrachloride. Pretest a small area before proceeding. Cleaning by a professional cleaning service only is recommended.

Code "SW" - To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, with a mild solvent, an upholstery shampoo, or the foam from a mild detergent. When using a solvent or dry-cleaning product, follow instructions carefully and clean only in a well-ventilated room. Avoid any product which contains carbon tetrachloride which is highly toxic. With either method, pretest a small area before proceeding. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached.

Code "X" - Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust or grime. Water-based foam cleaners or solvent based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking, staining or distortion of the surface pile and, therefore, should not be used.

General wood and metal:
Items to be cleaned with soft dry or damp cloth, no chemicals, cleansers or abrasive materials are recommended. Items intended for use in a dry space. Avoid prolonged exposure to moisture to preserve finish.

Faux Linen:
Items to be cleaned with soft dry or damp cloth, no chemicals, cleansers or abrasive materials are recommended. For accumulated debris, grease or oil, dilute a gentle dish soap in warm water and use a soft cloth to clean surfaces. Items are intended for use in a dry space. Avoid prolonged exposure to moisture to preserve finish.

Marble:
Use a natural, light soap or marble cleaner for deeper cleaning. If dust or other debris has accumulated on your item, dilute a gentle dish soap in warm water and use a soft cloth to clean surfaces. No chemicals or abrasive materials are recommended.

Veneer:
Item to be cleaned with soft dry or damp cloth. For accumulated debris, grease or oil, dilute a gentle dish soap in warm water and use a soft cloth to clean surfaces. Keeping your table free of dust helps minimize microscopic scratches and chips that can add up to degrade the finish over time.

Rabbit Fur:
We recommend professional cleaning by a furrier. Do not dry clean. A clean dry or damp cloth can be used for minor soiling. Allow to air dry after cleaning and brush with a brush specifically made for fur.

Sheepskin:
Do not wash the sheep/ product directly, recommend to dry clean by a professional. For simple dirt clean with a damp towel. Any visible anomalies or matting of hair caused by packing and transit can be brushed out. Apply a little hot water with spray bottle to dampen hair, brush with a large-tooth comb, shake the hair by hand and then air-dry it in a warm, well-ventilated area.

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