Care Instructions for Wood
Instructions for All Wood Furniture:
- Moisture and heat can damage any wood finish. Protect your furniture by using coasters and trivets. Always wipe up moisture promptly and dry with a soft cloth.
- Avoid dragging sharp or rough objects across the surface of your wood furniture. Use adhesive felt pads, trivets, coasters and placemats to help prevent scratches.
- Avoid direct contact with rubber bumpers and candle wax as it may react with the wood’s finish and leave a stain.
- Wood will expand and contract with seasonal humidity changes. Maintain consistent humidity levels to minimize movement in the wood and prevent warping.
- Over time, air and sunlight will change the color of natural wood. Occasionally rotate the items placed on your wood furniture to allow a more uniform color to develop. Expose table leaves to the same amount of air and sunlight as your table.
- Care for your wood furniture according to its finish.
Lacquer, Paint or Stain
- Lacquered, painted or stained wood is susceptible to scratches. Use adhesive felt pads, trivets, coasters and place mats to protect your furniture.
- Use a slightly damp cloth to clean as needed. Wipe dry.
- For persistent spots, gently clean with a soft cloth and a solution of water and mild detergent. Wipe dry.
- Do not use cleaning products containing ammonia, alcohol or petroleum.
- Avoid furniture polish as it can accumulate over time and leave a residue.
How to Clean Leather
Leather is susceptible to stains and spots. Many people will simply use a regular soap or detergent to tackle the stains, but this is not a good idea – soap residue left on the leather can prevent the material from breathing, causing dry patches and cracking. Instead, follow these handy tips when you’re cleaning your leather Furniture. testing these methods on a small area of your bag or purse first to make sure that it doesn’t damage your item.
- Mix 1 part mild soap – such as a facial soap or very mild clothes detergent – with 8 parts water. It’s best to use bottled or distilled water, if possible, to avoid any particles in tap water.
- Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray onto a sturdy cloth or sponge, preferably a microfibre cloth. Never spray directly onto the leather as this could cause over saturation.
- Gently wipe the stain, going with (rather than against) the grain of the leather.
- Once the stain has dissolved, leave to dry naturally, away from direct sunlight.
- After drying, wipe with a pea-sized amount of leather moisturizer to protect the material.
- REGULAR MAINTENANCE: Dust Leather first than Lightly dampen soft cloth with water only, lightly clean leather surface. Do not over dampen cloth.
- The Hinges and rolling mechanism(s) in your furniture are made to be fully adjustable. If doors become mis-aligned they can be altered very easily to re-align.
- Once every year rub candle wax or equivalent into the grove on the sides of the drawers. This will help drawers operating smoothly.