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To protect and care for your furniture, we suggest the following:

  • Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight, as sunlight causes fading.
  • Avoid extreme changes in temperature by arranging furniture away from radiators, heat and air vents and air conditioning units.
  • Avoid placing plastic or rubber materials (lamp bases, notebooks, placemats, etc.) on your furniture, as certain plastics contain ingredients that may damage the finish.
  • Periodically rotate accessories on furniture so they do not sit in the same spot all the time and cause your wood product to age unevenly.
  • Use pads, cloth or felt to protect the furniture surface from plastic, rubber, hot dishes, beverages, bookends, flowerpots and vases.
  • Clean up spills immediately. Use a blotting rather than a wiping action. Water left over a long period of time will cause white spots in the finish. Alcohol, perfume, after-shave and medications can cause severe finish damage.
  • Use a protective pad (glass, leather, plastic, acrylic) when writing with a ballpoint pen on the furniture surface.
  • Lift and place objects rather than dragging them across the furniture surface.
  • Avoid placing furniture directly under windows.

Lacquered Surfaces

  • General: Wipe with a clean dry cloth or a cloth wrung out in clean water.  Wipe off immediately with a clean dry cloth.  Standing water can leave light marks on the surface if not removed quickly.  Wipe soiled surfaces with a cloth wrung out in soap solution or water and washing-up liquid.
  • Thorough Cleaning: A wide range of polishes for cleaning and maintaining glossy and matte lacquered finishes is available for various types of wood.  Products for dark wood can cause changes in the colour and lustre of light wood. Products with silicone are resistant to moisture and dirt, but can penetrate the lacquer and hinder future treatment with lacquers.  The sanding of lacquered surfaces should always be left to an expert.
  • General Maintenance: Wipe with a cloth wrung out in water and washing-up liquid.
  • Thorough Cleaning: Aluminium, chromium-plated and stainless steel can be wiped with a cloth moistened with methylated spirits. CAUTION – FIRE RISK.  PERFORM IN VENTILATED AREA WITH A MASK.
  • Clean lacquered metal in the same manner as lacquered wood surfaces.

Most of our Upholstery is made of Polyester fibres.

  • General Maintenance: Vacuum clean often.  Non-greasy stains are removed by rubbing gently with a clean non-fluff cloth wrung out in soapy water or water with a washing-up liquid. Wipe the surface with a clean soft cloth wrung out in war water.
  • Stain Removal: Stain removers should only be used after testing the reaction on a small inconspicious spot. Discoloration is avoided by rubbing gently towards the centre of the stain using circular movements.  Never use stain removers if there is latex-foam filling under the upholstery.  Foam cleaners can be used if the instructions provided are followed.  Removable covers can very often be dry-cleaned.  If in doubt, ask a professional.

WARNING! NEVER USE SOVENTS.  SOLVENTS CAN DISSOLVE UNDERLYING UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS.