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GENERAL CARE

Your hardwood furniture is made up of many pieces of wood. Each is unique and you may notice natural variations in colour. The lighter pieces were closer to the tree’s bark while the darker pieces were closer to the tree’s center. All one equally strong and import the beauty and value that make hardwood furniture unique.

To clean your furniture, use a soft damp cloth with a small amount of mild soap. Wipe immediately with a dry cloth.

Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause fading of the finish.
Special attention should be paid to the storage of the table leaf as a noticeable difference will be apparent if the leaf is stored away from light and the table is exposed continuously.

Avoid using commercial cleaning products on your furniture since this will cause yellowing.
Do not use window cleaners; they contain ammonia which attacks the lacquer.

Liquid left on the surfaces (for a period of more or less 24 hours) will cause the finish to peel and flake.
Avoid placing hot items directly on wood surface, this will damage the finish.
Avoid placing items with rubber feet or plastic placemat on your furniture; they leave indelible marks on the finish.

LEATHER

General Leather Care

Care and maintenance of leather, leather being a natural product, needs very little or no care during normal use. Leather should be dusted regularly with a soft untreated cloth.

FOR SPOTS AND SPILLS Wipe excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clean warm water only, and let air dry naturally. If water is used, clean the entire area where the spot occurred. An example would be the entire seat cushion or entire arm. Do not dry wet areas with hair dryers, etc.

FOR STUBBORN SPOTS AND STAINS Use a mild non-detergent cleaner such as a bar of Ivory soap. Apply the soap to a clean wet sponge and apply to area. Then go over with cloth dipped in clear warm water.

FOR BUTTER, MARGARINE, OIL OR GREASE Wipe excess butter, margarine, oil or grease off the leather with a clean dry cloth, then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in a short period of time. Do not apply water or try to wash oil, butter, margarine or grease spot.

Do not use • saddle soap, cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, waxes; • varnish, abrasive cleaners, ammonia water and the like, never soak the leather.

HOW TO AVOID DAMAGE TO THE LEATHER Do not expose the leather to sun and strong heat. Protect the leather against scratches from cats, dogs, shoes and buckles, keys and other sharp objects. Avoid splashes in connection with window cleaning and from cleaning materials as well. Never use petrol, diluent, turpentine and the like for cleaning. Avoid spot treatment in connection with cleaning and maintenance of the furniture; wash whole surfaces at a time.

CARPET

Is your carpet calling you for Help?

If you are staring at your carpet and it stares back at your with a bit of sadness, then its time for you to take care of it. Here are some good tips and pracitce which will make your carpet happy again:

1: Vacuum regularly, at least once a week and preferably more often in places that are subject to a lot of wear. Always use the flat nozzle when you vacuum. For pile rugs, always finish by vacuuming in the direction of the pile.

-          Remove stains immediately.

-          Hire a professional cleaner to clean the rug about every three years.

2: Clean spots and spills immediately. Not only will a quick clean reduce the rate of absorption but it also helps reduce the bacteria and other problems associated with a spill.

3: ABC's of Quick cleaning

A: Immediately blot spills with white paper towels or with a clean absorbent cloth. Scoop up solids. Do not rub.

B: Pre-test spot removal in an inconspicuous area.

C: Apply the cleaning agent listed below to an absorbent towel and begin to blot up the spill.

D: Do not over-saturate with water.

E: Work inward from the edge of the spot to prevent excess spreading.

F: Wait a few minutes for the cleaning agent to work on the spot. Follow recommended directions.

H: Once the cleaning agent has removed the spot, blot excess moisture by applying pressure with paper towels or a dry absorbent cloth.

I: Rinse with clear water on a clean cloth.

J: Remove excess moisture by applying pressure with paper towels.

4: Use deep extraction. Deep carpet cleaning is essential to remove deep set dirt, dust, pollen, and other pollutants but don’t add to the problem by allowing the use of harmful chemicals. Instead, search for a company that uses environmentally friendly “green” carpet cleaning solutions.

WOOD

Your hardwood furniture is made up of many pieces of wood.  Each is unique and you may notice natural variations in colour.  The lighter pieces were closer to the tree’s bark while the darker pieces were closer to the tree’s centre.  All one equally strong and import the beauty and value that make hardwood furniture unique.

To clean your furniture, use a soft damp cloth with a small amount of mild soap.  Wipe immediately with a dry cloth.

Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause fading of the finish.
Special attention should be paid to the storage of the table leaf as a noticeable difference will be apparent if the leaf is stored away from light and the table is exposed continuously.

Avoid using commercial cleaning products on your furniture since this will cause yellowing.
Do not use window cleaners; they contain ammonia which attacks the lacquer.

Liquid left on the surfaces (for a period of more or less 24 hours) will cause the finish to peel and flake.
Avoid placing hot items directly on wood surface, this will damage the finish.
Avoid placing items with rubber feet or plastic placemat on your furniture; they leave indelible marks on the finish.

FABRIC

A few fabric stain removal hints:

  • Act promptly to reduce the stain by working from the edges towards the center in order to avoid spreading
  • Delicately using a spoon, remove most of the stain and blot immediately with a white cloth
  • Can wash with diluted non-solvent detergent
  • Blot stain with sponge or absorbent paper
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove detergent
  • Avoid excessive rubbing to maintain surface texture regularity

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