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Furniture Care

We know you’ll want to keep your new furniture in perfect condition in order to maintain its beauty for many years to come, which is why we’ve created a short furniture care guide so you know exactly how to clean and protect a range of furnishings.

Wood

Most wooden furniture can be dusted with just a damp cloth; wring the cloth thoroughly beforehand to ensure the wood doesn’t become too wet and finish with a soft, dry cloth to prevent streaks. To remove tougher marks or stains use a very mild soap and warm water. If liquids are spilled on your wooden furniture be sure to wipe them up as soon as possible to prevent staining.

To protect wood against staining and spills you can use furniture polish or oils. These make the surface slightly slippery in order to prevent dust and debris from marking the wood, but they don’t prevent scratching. For a little extra protection against scratches try applying a wax instead which is slightly more hardwearing and can be buffed to create a lovely shine.

If your new piece of wooden furniture is situated in direct sunlight we recommend that you avoid placing things on the surface for long periods until it has been in your home for six to eight weeks. It’s likely that the wood will lighten slightly in the sun during this time, and leaving items on the surface could cause rings and marks.

Upholstery

For chairs and sofas filled with foam, feathers or fibre, you should shake and plump the cushions regularly to ensure they retain their shape and, if possible, turn removable seat cushions regularly too. The same goes for scatter cushions and pillows.

The best way to avoid a build-up of dust on your upholstery is to vacuum it regularly. If spills occur clean them up immediately with a cloth using a gentle wiping motion; do not rub as this can damage the surface of the upholstery and cause it to stain. If you feel your upholstery needs a deeper clean to remove oils and dirt, use a specialist upholstery cleaner as they are formulated with non-abrasive ingredients.

Glass

The most efficient way to clean glass is to combine one part white vinegar and four parts water in a spray bottle. Spray the liquid onto the glass and use newspaper to wipe it clean, first in a circular motion to remove dirt, then vertically and horizontally to achieve a good shine. Finish with another fresh, dry sheet of newspaper to get rid of any lasting streaks. If you don’t have newspaper to hand use a microfiber cloth instead, but avoid paper towels as they tend to cause streaks.

Marble

Believe it or not, marble is quite a porous material and, like wood, should have all spills cleaned from its surface as soon as possible to prevent staining. Other than this, care is relatively easy; use a damp cloth to wipe away dust and debris and dry immediately with a chamois to prevent streaks or staining.

Metal

Aluminium – soap and water is the best way to remove dust, but for a deeper clean lemon juice works brilliantly

Brass – use a specialist brass lacquer or a little olive oil to protect brass from tarnishing. Once lacquered simply use a damp cloth to remove dust regularly.

Chrome – soap and water is the easiest and most efficient way to keep chrome clean.

Stainless steel – use hot water and a cloth to clean stainless steel, then dry with a second dry cloth to avoid water spots.

Still Unsure?

If you need more detailed advice on how to care for a specific item from our collection simply contact our customer service team on [number] or [email] and we’ll be happy to help.