Caring for fine furniture is much simpler than most people realize. In most cases, dusting regularly with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth is sufficient. We have prepared for you some care instructions for the furniture to help you protect your investment, preserve your furniture's finish and ensure that it looks great for many years.

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Always test cleaning products in an inconspicuous location before using on visible areas.

Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Unfiltered ultraviolet (UV) rays will discolor and damage wood, finishes, fabrics and leather. Arrange furniture out of direct sunlight; use sun screening drapes during intense sunlight hours.

WOODEN SURFACES

Always dust with a polish moistened cloth. Polish cushions the cloth, eliminating the scratching that occurs with dry dusting. Never dry dust, as it could cause microscopic scratches on your furniture surface, Remember to change dusting clothes frequently since a dirty cloth may scratch your furniture’s surface. Spray polish on the cloth first, and then dust. Be sure to use the same type of polish consistently.

Removal of dirt spots

Use first an undiluted neutral detergent on all stains. Color spots and spots that are insoluble in water can be removed with white spirit. Please be careful, because the treatment may damage some surfaces. It is recommended to test the suitability of the agent on a spot that is not visible. Finally wipe off with a damp towel and dry.

Avoid

  • Abrasive cleaning equipments and agents.

  • An uneven mechanical stress on the surface, which often results in an uneven shine.

  • Strong alkaline or acidic cleaning agents.

  • Strong solvents, such as acetone and thinner.

  • The excessive use of waxes.

  • The excess use of water and a prolonged effect of liquids.

  • Discoloring liquids, especially coffee.

  • Deep scratches, through which grease may penetrate the wood.

  • Nail polish remover, hair spray and perfume (and any other products that contain solvents) can damage wood and leather finishes.

  • Exposing the furniture finish to items creating extreme heat, cold or moisture. Heat creates a chemical change in the furniture finish, which can result in a white spot. Use protective padding under these items.

  • Hot blasts of air such as those found from central heating, should be avoided because they cause extreme localized drying of the wood. Cyclic changes in temperature can damage furniture.

  • Dragging objects across a finished surface. Lift them rather than drag.

TEXTILES

The textile materials used in the furniture consist very often of mixed fabrics. In order to improve the care and usage properties or the strength of the material, fibers are combined. Both natural and synthetic fibers are used in mixed fabrics. It is advisable to test the water tolerance of the fabric on an invisible spot. For more delicate textiles there are foam or powder cleaning agents, which clean more gently. 

Care and protection of upholstery textiles

Vacuum clean lightly using the textile nozzle. Foam wash when the furniture is only slightly dirty. Removable coverings can also be laundry cleaned.

Avoid

  • Bleaching cleaning agents on colored fabrics.

  • Excessive rubbing. For example, excessive rubbing when vacuum cleaning will wear the fabric.

  • Brushing fabrics that nap.

  • Sharp objects.

  • Excessive use of water and moisture.

  • Beating because the binders of the fabric may get damaged.